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Formatting a Script
I can tell you as an author that requests and manuscripts are (unfortunately) available in all forms, font types and (I am not inventing this) colours, so it is very difficult to search them. At times the manuscripts' format was so unclear that I had to refuse them without even taking a look at the overall concept - above all because I could not find the tone height through the disorder.
As stated in the Format & Submission of your work, here are the unique guidelines for formating a work you should follow before sending it to prospective editors and editors. If you use a cover page, configure it like the cover page in your packet (see page 159).? Do not number the cover page.
Use a headline on each page, which includes your name, the name of your novel in all uppercase letters and the page number. Begin each new section on its own page, a third of the way down the page. The section number and the section titles should be in all uppercase letters, divided by two hyphens:
Chapters 1-BODY. Start the section four to six rows below the section title. Indent five blanks for each new subchap. It is important to keep in mind that the policies may differ slightly depending on who you are talking to or what you are reading, but by following the above, make sure that your script looks clear, is easily readable and is not declined due to slutty formating.
The publisher of this blogs is Brian A. Klems, Writer's Digest on-line publisher and writer of the much-loved Oh Boy, You're Having a girl present book:
Formatting your new manuscripts as follows
Commenting overflows for formatting manuscripts. As you write and edit, you can reformat your novel at will. When you have a typeface that you like to look at, use it while you write. However, if you are willing to file your novel with an editor or editor, please comply with the rules.
Give free rein to your own creative ideas, not to your own scripting. Do you want an agency or journalist to talk about your entry, but for the right reason? Don't give harassed operatives and writers an alibi to throw away your script before they've finished the first one. How do you reformat a novel script in an accepted way?
Determine what the editor or agents recommend. Yes, many release their specifications and formats directly on their web sites. Customize your script for each editor (most will be notably similar) align: alignment link (not justified). Chapter on new pages (page breaks or style formatting).
Centre the section heading, even if it is only section one (or section 1), about 1/3 of the way down. Skipping a few blanks and starting the text of the section. End: Centre a number character # on an otherwise empty line one two-line line down from the last line of text in the last section or at the end of the epilog.
And if you let this go, no one will turn down your script for this. Flush lefthanded and individually arranged, at the top of the page, with contacts: Sequence with the number of words. You can also separate the number of words by a list at the top right of the cover page:
The headers are not contained on the cover page. Sub-genre: Insert this information either above or below the number of words. That'?s it, a base size for fiction. Preparing your script for entry - See the magic of fiction. Your headers, for example, could be left-aligned.
However, since the agent's or editor's eyes first look at each page in the top left-hand corner, a headers on the left-hand side may distract. Use hyphens instead of a forward slant between the elements in the heading. There are those who suggest starting the first section on the front page, while others suggest that the front page should be on its own.
Nowadays I like the less overloaded look when section one starts on its own page, and that seems to be the more commonplace nowadays. Always, always verify the suggested formats for each agency and publisher you apply to. If you hand in, you hand in professional. I always modify the Times New Roman script on a face-to-face basis for scripts presented to me, as the serifs on a printed copy are simpler to use ( and I always work with the printed version).