#133: Should You Write A Prologue?
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Does your story need a prologue? Will it hurt your story? Should you remove or rewrite the one you’ve already written?
And how do you write a riveting prologue that gives just enough information so we can absorb the rest of your story?
Some writers resist writing prologues. They think it's an industry no no.
Other writers think it's a requirement.
But a common mistake with prologues is writing one which has no substantial relationship to the global story.
Which is why publishers dismiss the manuscript without turning the page. That's what makes a prologue a no no. Not the prologue, but the execution of it.
Hate them or love them, prologues are sometimes necessary to help readers navigate and enjoy your novel.
This episode will help you decide if your story could benefit from a prologue. You'll learn 4 types of prologues and what makes them work. And then you'll get tips for writing a winning prologue.
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