No Prologue

The Assistant had a prologue before chapter one. I included it because The Assistant is an origin story for my protagonist, and I wanted to foreshadow a few themes that I couldn’t tackle until book two. Also, I really liked the way it came out, so I decided to include it.

Well, I’ve been assuming that I’d write a similar (brief) prologue for each book in the Emerald City Spies series. That way each book would have a consistent structure. But it’s not working! Now that the story is underway, any further hinting in prologue form seems clunky.

New decision: No prologue for book two. It’s better to drop the reader right into the action.

December 25, 2018 · power play · works in progress


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