Sunday, May 17, 2009
I like to write long short stories (novelettes?). I have also got into the habit of writing a sort of prologue that I use to set the scene. I always kind of liked those American programmes that had a prologue then ran the credits be fore the main story. Of course, they filled the space with adverts, which we did not see.
James Bond movies were hot on prologues. Truth to tell, the prologue was often better than the film.
So I tend to use them in my short stories. I always get criticised for this. Apparently, I am breaking one of those unwritten writing rules that 'every one knows'.
How do the rest of you feel about this burning issue?