on Helping Writers become Authors:
Do you need a prologue?
This question confronts authors in every story they write.
Unfortunately, in large part because authors don’t always understand the true function of prologues (and epilogues), the answer often results in unnecessary padding.
2 thoughts on “Do You Need a Prologue? One Way to Tell – by KM Weiland…”
Love this post. I’m a firm believer in the prologue however I realize I’m in the minority with this. I think they can provide the perfect setup for your novel and create immediate interest for the reader. Many will ask why not just do that in the first chapter? Well, all I know is that when I read a book with a prologue, I feel like it’s the handshake before the conversation.
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That’s a great analogy 😃