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PROLOGUES AND EPILOGUES: ARE THEY NECESSARY? (SUGGESTED BY FIVES @ DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE)
Is it too much to have both a prologue and epilogue?
I don’t think so as long as they give you information you need to know. I’ve read a couple prologues, especially, that don’t give anything to the story. They are just a nice, little side-plot story that the author wanted to write. Which is all well and good except that you read it thinking it is important to the story, and it really wasn’t.
How does having one (or both) affect how readers perceive the story?
I usually perceive it to be a good thing. It means the author is thinking about the past of this character and the future. Not just the here and now. The author is getting a better understanding of the character he or she is working with.
Do you think epilogues have more value because they might tie up loose ends?
Sometimes…but, other times they just end up being disappointing because the author doesn’t tie up the ends the way I was hoping. 😉
Do prologues have more value because they can set the scene?
I guess so…if done right, that is.
Do you prefer having neither?
I really don’t care. Haha!
In reality…I really don’t care whether or not there are or aren’t prologues though. 😉 What about y’all? Which do you think is more important?
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