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A question about the Prologue posted 11 July 2006 in Writing TipsA question about the Prologue by Tilldusk, Commoner

What I usually do, I introduce them to the world but at the same time I throw symbolic situations that will foreshadow the entire book. A side novel of mine I just started, started with the gods talking of how they let men have power before they leave as a test of righteousness. The characters in that prologue are long gone and dead, but there is a second part of the prologue of a man of honored house running away from his problems.

When the book starts, the ocean that at first had been described a white lake of purity, had become the raging marred and black waters of the Cambian Sea, with all of its howling monstrosities.

It's my style, prologues have to be symbolic of the entire story for me, otherwise I feel as if the reader won't connect with them. And besides, if the reader reads it again, they'll be like, ":OH MAN I so see that now." feeling lol.

-Tilldusk the Coddigus Poet view post


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