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If you're wondering how to write a prologue for your book, then whether you publish your book with one or not, the one-page attention-grabber is a great way to test your story's success and prepare your plan to rewrite it for a new fresh, bold draft, as the key ingredients will be laid out for readers from the first page.
This post will break up the steps of writing a prologue into five easy steps. Those steps are as follows:
How to Write a Prologue:
- What is the question you're asking your readers?
- What's at stake?
- Who are we?
- Where are we?
- An ominous or dramatic change
What is the purpose of a prologue?
Prologues are only ever looked down upon where they're throat clearing, or a preamble that does not serve to engage the reader in the story. A good writer never wastes a reader's time. Consider the fact that with the Look Inside feature on Amazon, or whether your reader is passing by the books on a table in a bookshop, they and...
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