Prologues - Good, bad, or indifferent? - Page 2

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  1. #11
    Tom Sawyer
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    Jul 2012
    Fort Smith, Arkansas


    I don't care for prologues, and sometimes I actively dislike them. I always read them, of course, but it feels like we're easing into the story. I would rather just dive right in. Plunge me right into the story from the first paragraph. I remember in the early Wheel of Time books, the prologues didn't even have normal page numbers. They had roman numerals, and page 1 started after the prologue. That just feels like a delay in the story.

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  3. #12
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Vancouver, Washington


    I'll read a prologue if it's short and vital to the story. Too long and larded with detail and I feel like it's trying to support a weak story or that perhaps it should actually be chapter one.
    Have characters, must write.

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