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Help with my Prolouge



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Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:19 pm
ArahAkachi1 says...



I need some help with my prolouge. Can I use my Prolouge as a flashblack to like 15 years when a storm hits and there's panic everywhere and something happens. But when I hit Chapter One, can I have it with my main character in school reporting on the event that happened 15 years before? I've looked throughout the tips but haven't seen any help. So, please let me know as soon as you can.
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Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:20 pm
Rosendorn says...



That's just fine. One thing to note about prologues is to not make them too important to the plot, because a lot of readers skip them. By giving the event then a report, you'll pretty much negate that.

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