John August was instrumental in developing, or helping to develop, Scrippets. It's a neat little bit of code that allows you to enter an excerpt from a script that will result in a properly formatted scene.
Here is a scene I wrote that was a finalist in the Rouge Wave's August Short Scene Competition:
EXT. CUBAN COUNTRYSIDE - 1937
Young entrepreneurs, CHE(9) and FIDEL(11), sit at a roadside table from which they sell pineapple slices.
Music plays from a small radio on the ground beside them. Across the road, in a grassy field, A COUPLE dances the Argentine Tango.
Down the road, in the distance, RUBEN ZALDIVAR(36) approaches carrying a suitcase in each hand. He wears a suit and tie.
Upon his arrival, he unburdens himself and pulls a handkerchief from his jacket pocket to wipe his face, neck, and brow.
The August sun is hot.
Where did you come from?
Banes. Three hundred miles behind.
Where you going?
Havana. Four hundred miles beyond.
Why are you walking?
The destination is much sweeter if a man suffers his journey.
But the aftertaste is bitter. No?
A pig riding a motorcycle speeds past on a wave of dust. Ruben Zaldivar pulls his wallet from an inside breast pocket. A photograph of Shirley Temple falls to the ground as he presents a credit card to the boys.
We don't take American Express.
The motorcycle returns to stop in front of the trio. Ruben Zaldivar, suitcases in hand, climbs on the back. The photograph flutters as the pig and man speed off.
- a dark place where one goes to insert suppositions and other soft bits.