Should You Include a Prologue in Your Book?

Should You Include a Prologue in Your Book?

There is such a great debate in the writing community on whether or not to include a prologue in novels. It seems like either writers hate prologues or love them; there is no middle ground. This is due to the fact that many writers don't get prologues right. Over 85% of prologues are unnecessary and this leads to many readers either reading them just because they don't want to skip part of a book, or skipping them entirely. 

Why are prologues so hard to write? How can you write a good prologue that doesn't bore your readers? Read on for my tips.

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