Tags: beginnings, prologues
When does a book need a prologue?
Writers are a pretty predictable bunch. We sit down, create a story, maybe outline or do a plot plan. Then we write. And sometimes the first things out of our fingers is a prologue. Or a flashback. You know, a “before there was this, there was THIS” sort of thing. Those types of beginnings are okay. They are sometimes required. But you should know that most agents hate them. Most editors/publishers and other of that ilk hate them too. They hates them my preciousssss. Well, why? Because as a general rule, this stuff is backstory. It’s something for you as