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How and when to make an amazing prologue - Writer's Edition
Tonight we will be talking about one of the most controversial means of literature: the prlog. Like you probably know, a prolog is a section that comes before section one in a work. This prolog is different from the major storyline that always begins in section one. A number of people agree with prologs.
However, some of us hates them and will sometimes even avoid a prolog on purpose by jumping directly to one. Some have nothing against prologs, but some will beware of submissions if they begin with the term "Prologue" instead of "Chapter One".
However, as an essayist, you must be conscious of all the advantages and disadvantages associated with a prolog. Let's look closely at when and how you are writing a prolog for your novel. Was my novel supposed to have a prolog? And the first thing you have to ask yourself is: Does my novel need a prolog?
Simply begin the storyline where you think you're best, and when you come back later for structuring and revising, you can think more about whether or not you want to log. When you have already composed your novel, or if you have a particular sequence or section in your prolog, there are certain things you need to consider to see if the prolog is necessary or not.
So if the response to any of them is "no," you may need to rethink your prolog. Is there a different point in history, a different place or a different point of views than the first one? The prolog should be completely independent of the major storyline starting in section one. That means that the prolog must be marked by one of the following points:
Is there a different period and/or place than the major history incidents - for example, an incident that occurred 50 years before the major history incidents (which somehow influences or influences the history). From the point of view of a person whose POV is not in the feature novel - for example, in a mystery novel - the narrative could be narrated from the point of view of a homicide survivor, while the remainder of the novel is narrated by the POV of the investigator who is trying to clear up the killing.
In essence, a crucial characteristic of a blog is that it in some way "does not fit" or "does not fit" with the remainder of the narrative. Maybe if you connect the first section directly to the prolog, then the prolog should be the first! Will the prolog supply the necessary information? Consider what you are trying to communicate with your prolog.
Which information does it supply? When you just insert a prolog to adjust the sound/tuning or define the history of your music, you should consider this in Chap. 1 instead. Prologues must deliver information that is important for the storyline of your novel. For example, this could be something that anticipates what will happen in the storyline, or something your protagonist doesn't know (we call that drama irony).
No matter what you convey with your prolog, make sure that a) it is strictly necessary, and b) something that could not be communicated elsewhere in the prolog. However, be careful if you enter too much information in your prolog - more about this below. You have gone through the above step to see if your history really needs a prolog, and you have determined that this is the case.
It' now it is customary to have one. In order to help you in creating a prolog that the reader does not want to jump, you should note the following points. For example, a novel or suspense novel is more like a fictional film.
Don't ever think you have to make a prolog, just because many other titles in your category have one. Just like most aspect of typing, it's about what works best for your personal history. Don't want to sit around too long before you get into the storyline (and the tick in the first chapter).
They don't want the readership to be put into the prolog and then feeling torn out when switching to section one. The prospect of a longer blog can irritate or entice a readership to jump over it all.
The ideal prolog should be an individual sequence or snipet that is no longer than a few pages. but the last thing you want is a dull prlog. Your prolog must really stand the test of time as something that already makes some people suspicious - and it must be interesting for that!
Like your first section, it should immediately attract your readership. But don't make the error of believing that the only way to make the readership interesting and captivating is to throw them into the prolog in media re. Indeed, doing so in a prospectus can actually be a mishap.
This can be shocking or even stunning if the readership is immediately tossed into the event in a prolog and then withdrawn at a totally different time/place when section one appears - especially if this first section is actually more sluggish than the prolog. In order for your prolog to work, it needs to find a good equilibrium between the effective hook-in of the scanner and the overcoming of the first part.
Writers of fantasies are particularly at stake if the Prolog is used as a means of constructing the game. Infodumping in your prolog is a no for several reason, especially because it allows a rather sluggish uptake. And, as already mentioned, a dull prolog is a great change for the reader!
It is also important not to think that the reader needs to know everything about your attitude before he or she reads the real thing. You shouldn't think they need to know your character's whole storyline before you go to section one. When you are not sure whether you have been the victim of information injustice, please check your prolog and decide how much of it is behind the scenes.
When the response is "much", it is a good idea to cancel the prolog and instead re-distribute this information throughout the prolog. You don't want to lure the reader with your prolog and change - i.e. place certain requirements in the prolog which are not fulfilled by the remainder of the work.
It is a very different matter, if the storyline turns in a different way from the Prolog so that the two units look like completely separated, the reader might even get puzzled or deceived. That is true for the vocal and written styles as well as for the real happenings of the protlog. When none of these items are ever included in the remainder of the feature film, you run the danger of letting the reader down, of frustration, or of wondering what the purpose of the blog was.
It' all well and good to have a great catch in your blog. However, don't overlook the fact that even your first section still needs its own check mark. It can be a true anti-climax if your blog is overshadowing your first section. Also, keep in mind that some reader prologists will just jump over it.
When this is the case, it doesn't make any difference how tempting a tick in your prolog - the readers won't know! That' s why we need to be able to involve the readers as efficiently - if not more - than your prolog. Has your novel a prolog?