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    From: jmsatb5@aol.com (Jms at B5)
 Subject: Re: Attn JMS: Story Breaking?
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 11/18/1995 7:09:00 PM  

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What I do is this: I get a pad of legal-sized paper, and divide it
into six quadrants, all on the same page, standing for teaser, four acts
and tag. I drop the beats of the story into the relevant places where I
think they'd logically fall (the big moments always go at act breaks).
This way I can see the entire flow of the story at one glance, which is
important for getting a feel for the episode. If one act gets over
burdened, I just draw a line moving one beat to another act.


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