In Praise of the Vilified Prologue: Top 12 Novels with Prologues

In Praise of the Vilified Prologue: Top 12 Novels with Prologues

In Elmore Leonard’s famous 10 rules for writing, the second rule is: avoid prologues. “They can be annoying,” he wrote. “A prologue in a novel is back story, and you can drop it in anywhere you want.”

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Top 5 Blog Posts: Prologues, Literary Snobs, & Unagented Submissions

Top 5 Blog Posts: Prologues, Literary Snobs, & Unagented Submissions

Time sure flies! Since this blog’s launch on Feb. 15, 2014, I’ve published 255 articles on writing, reading, publishing, books, and movies. The five most popular articles focus on effective prologues, signs of a literary snob, and publishers that accept unagented and unsolicited manuscripts.

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