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    From: Ray Pelzer <70475.1263@compuserve.com>
 Subject: G'Kar's monologue
      To: CIS  
    Date: 12/30/1996 1:51:00 PM  

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> The writing of it...this is just an estimate, trying to remember, but
> I think it took me about 10-15 minutes. Which is actually a long
> time for me to stay parked on any part of the page.

Well, now I don't feel so bad. I realize my brief, occasional
scribbles don't come close to yours (or anyone else's), but I've found
that when I try to put pen to paper, either it comes flying out at top
speed, or it doesn't come out at all. That, and I tend to avoid heavy
re-examination of what I've done - if I look at it too long, I start to
second-guess myself.
    From: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644@compuserve.com>
 Subject: G'Kar's monologue
      To: CIS  
    Date: 1/1/1997 10:40:00 AM  

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Exactly. Too often, errors come when you second guess yourself.
The scripts of mine that have always worked the best were usually
written in just a couple of days; the ones I nurse and revise and futz
around with for a week or so are always the ones that perform less
well.

jms

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