Prologues and how to avoid them – 9 ways to start at the beginning

What is it about fantasy fiction that tempts authors into creating prologues? I've come to the conclusion that it's because fantasy storylines so often depend on events long previous to the main action of the story. But readers (according to popular belief) skip prologues. They want to get to the action.  Therefore most writing advice says to avoid prologues. But how... Continue Reading →

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