Such as:

Bathsheba SNEEZES.

Margaret SNORES loudly.

Katrina SIGHS

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No, you don't capitalize those. Capitalization is for emphasis, so make sure you use it very sparingly to draw the audience's attention to SOMETHING very important.


From the sources I've found, capitalizing sounds is optional, and is generally NOT done for sounds made by human beings. It seems to be a stylistic choice, not a hard-and-fast rule:





I'm pretty sure those are verbs, not sounds. They are "human actions which make sounds", but are not sounds themselves.

So even though I am not expert in screenwriting, I would say no.

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