Many writers have asked themselves: Should I write a prologue for my novel?
For those of you who don’t know, prologues come before chapter one and could be expository/introductory prose, a poem, diary letter, news clipping, or anything in between.
If you’ve attended a writing workshop, you may have noticed how literary agents voice their dislike of prologues. However, prologues aren’t inherently evil or indicative of poor writing. Prologues can—and have been—executed with skill. But are they necessary?
That is the biggest question—not “should I should write a prologue” but “does a prologue improve my story?”
Learn more in this iWriterly video.