Month: January 2015

How to Write a Prologue for Your Novel

Do you start your novel with a Prologue? Or do you dive right into Chapter One? The choice can determine whether readers are drawn in or never get past the first page. I lean away from a Prologue whenever possible. When I do use one, it’s only because there’s backstory the reader cannot do without. That should rarely be the case. If you do resort to a Prologue: 1—Don’t label…