Prologue

Writing

Seven Prologues and the Problems They Cause

A Martian landscape with a domed city and an airship. In novels, prologues are almost always a mistake, and the reason why is simple: they take place before the story starts. If the story hasn’t started, what are you even reading? That’s why prologues are usually exposition dumps, meaningless action, or, occasionally, a completely separate … read more »