To write a character name to cue some dialogue, type the name in uppercase (ALL-CAPS).


The next line will be parsed as dialogue.

Sometimes you might want to include lowercase letters in a character name. To force a line as a character name, prefix it with @ (at sign).


Some Fountain tools may not parse a line as a character name if the extension contains lowercase letters, requiring the @ prefix.

@JOLENE (cont'd)

If you are just writing the character’s name within action, type the character’s name normally.


If you prefer to write character names within action in uppercase, that’s fine too. The following will still be parsed as action.

JOLENE throws the chair at PHILIP.

See Character Name Completion.