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 Posted: Sat Apr 2nd, 2011 05:05 pm
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RTurco,

Good to see you back.

It is entirely appropriate to do it this way.

The one thing you will lose, however, is the element of surprise! It is fun to read a play and say "Holy Cow."

However, I would prefer clarity - as you now leave no doubt - rather than have the reader be lost. Remember, as a screenwriter told me once and I have mentioned it here before, "Never underestimate the stupidity of the first reader." He also said, "Look things are going to be cut and edited and re-written no matter what you do. So, make it easy for them."

best,

in media res