To Prologue or Not to Prologue

I’ve never met a Prologue I didn’t hate. I’m in complete agreement with Elmore Leonard on this. ┬áIn his 10 Rules of Writing, “Avoid Prologues” is number 2. Leonard goes on to say “A prologue in a novel is backstory, and you can drop it in anywhere you want.” Exactly. He says a few other […]

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Dumbest Things I’ve Done as a Writer

You see a lot of advice around about mistakes you must avoid, rules for writing not to break or rules to follow. My personal favorite is Elmore Leonard’s 10 Rules of Writing because it is not so much a list of commandments as a declaration of independence. I read 10 Rules of Writing in the […]

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