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#1 of 4 Old 06-19-2008, 04:27 AM - Thread Starter
 
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prologues...like them or hate them? I sometimes wish an author would of rather snuck the prologue info into the novel instead of spelling out all the secrets of the past/future up front...HOWEVER, now in the middle of writing my own novel I am stuck with my own question? should I use a prologue or not? Should I just flashback somewhere after the first chapter instead? And how long can a flashback be before it gets a reader lost? And how many flashbacks are healthy?

so the question is, should it be a prologue or a latter on flashback? how do you decide?
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Well...all I can say is that my husband got his agent by just showing him the prologue to a novel...He's got two books in print right now witht he 3rd coming out in November...

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I like prologues. They can be darn arty.

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I'm veering towards using the prologue...
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