Throwback Thursday: Prologues and Epilogues – Is There a Point to Them?

 

Throwback Thursday is a series where we take a look back at some of AWP’s most popular posts. Enjoy!

by Helena Fairfax

 

Prologue and Epilogue. Do they have a use? Should they be used? Can you have one without the other?

First of all, the Prologue. Oh, the dreaded question of the prologue for writers. How I’ve agonised over this at times.

According to my useful friend Wikipedia, a prologue is: an opening to a story that establishes the context and gives background details, often some earlier story that ties into the main one, and other miscellaneous information.

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