How to Write a Prologue that Works

Prologues are notoriously hated by agents and editors, and in previous videos and blog posts I’ve advised against using them, but writers often still feel that a prologue is a good choice for their novel.

So today I want to go over a few published prologues to talk about why they work and how you can write a strong prologue for your own novel.

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One thought on “How to Write a Prologue that Works

  1. Juli Hoffman says:

    Great video! I’m not generally a fan of prologues, mainly because they ARE often used as info dumps, or worse I HATE it when the prologue is actually a spoiler chapter from further ahead in the story, a cheap hook when the first chapter isn’t exciting enough on its own.

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