Fountain is a plain text file format for Screenplays.
Just like with Markdown, ThiefMD can edit, preview, combine, and export Fountain files.
Getting started with Fountain is easy. When creating a New Sheet in the Project, just provide the
Any new Sheets in the project will be created as fountain files.
Scene Headings begin with
For instance, simply typing:
INT. OFFICE - DAY
Creates a Scene Heading.
Characters and Dialogue
If you’ve ever seen a script, a character is typed in ALL CAPS, followed by a line with their dialogue.
Fountain makes it easy.
BLAIR I'm Blair and I'm saying this.
Boom, we created a character named BLAIR and gave them something to say.
Parenthetical are just as easy.
MACKENZIE I usually hate dogs (in baby voice) But you're adorkable.
Action is just a sentence separated from dialogue.
BLAIR I'm Blair and I'm saying this. BLAIR pulls out a puppy dressed as Harry Potter to show MACKENZIE. MACKENZIE I usually hate dogs (in baby voice) But you're adorkable.
In this example,
BLAIR pulls out a puppy dressed as Harry Potter to show MACKENZIE., is action.
With this, you should be able to make a basic script. To see the full power of Fountain, checkout the Syntax Documentation.
You’ll be writing Screenplays in no time.