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    From: (Jms at B5)
 Subject: Re: ATTN JSM: Rolling Exposition
    Date: 3/2/1997 4:53:00 PM  

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"How do you balance the twin needs of story advancement and plot-point

It ain't easy, lemme tell you.

Basically, I sit back and say, "If I came into the story at this point,
would I be able to follow the action and make even a rough sense of it,
even if I might miss a few of the subtleties?" If not, then I backtrack
and layer in whatever I think is necessary. Sometimes I think I err
slightly in the direction of too much recap, but I'd rather do that than
totally confuse people.

I know it makes our regulars nutsoid, but there isn't any way around it
since we can't do a "last week on B5" segment.


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