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I love typing the words FADE IN followed by a colon. Usually, when I’ve committed enough to type that, I know where I’m going next and can usually fill about five pages in no time. The journey from FADE IN: to FADE OUT. (which I have to say the punctuation says everything; a colon means “here it is” and a period means “all done”) is (often) a rather long one. By the time I actually type FADE OUT with a period, I’m already thinking about the stuff I need to go back and change and can’t quite yet celebrate the “end.” (I’m a punctuation whore!)