Whenever I’ve asked a writing instructor or workshop facilitator about prologues, I’ve encountered a variety of negative facial expressions—everything from a wince to a frown to a quick shake of the head. And the following responses:
Prologues = Information Dumps.
Agents hate prologues.
Readers will skip to the first chapter.
One instructor offered a ray of hope: Use only if the prologue adds an interesting and integral layer to the narrative.
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