I have previously examined the misuse and overuse of prologues. But I am a slackjawed nobody who hasn’t had a novel published – so why should you listen to me?
Half of the time you shouldn’t. I simply have an innate ability to sputter nonsense at a tremendously logical rate. It’s a gift.
But, there are those moments when I defer to those who actually know how the system operates, and this time it’s Kristin Nelson, purveyor of Pub Rants, outlining the top three reasons why prologues are a faux pas.