As many of you know, book publishing industry professionals and readers alike have openly expressed their dislike of prologues. Let’s lay a quick foundation. Prologues aren’t inherently evil or indicative of poor writing. Prologues can—and have been—executed with skill. But are they necessary? That, in my opinion, is the biggest question—not “should I write a prologue” … Continue reading Writer’s Digest Blog: The Great Debate: To Prologue or Not to Prologue?
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 … Continue reading iWriterly Video: Should I Write a Prologue for My Novel?