This year I am writing a novel.
Is this a strange time in the process to consider a prologue? I am over half way through writing The Nameless Files and here I am thinking about pausing in chapter writing to draft up a prologue.
We all know that a prologue is used as an opening to establish context and background details. So, I have had this question of why something was done by a character in my story that has been missing since the beginning. This character and her actions are part of what The Nameless Files are written about. The thing is, I have been waiting to find a place in the storyline to answer the question of why and I have found a spot yet where it fits in. I think having it at the end will be kind of dull.
I am thinking of drafting up for the prologue with a sort of suspense mystery tone to it.
What are your thoughts on prologues? Do you like reading them? Do you find they enhance the storyline? Do you write them yourself for your own pieces of writing?
By Shari Marshall – 2021