Re: EL: Question - Prologue Q 2

Jeffrey Taylor

Very good post.  

On Tuesday, November 2, 2021, 12:07:12 AM EDT, Becky Lindroos <bekah0176@...> wrote:

Entangled Lives has both a Prologue and an Introduction.  The Prologue is short and kind of fun.  The Introduction is a bit more academic.  What did you think? 

Prologues usually go with fiction - why did Sheldrake use one? 

An Introduction should introduce subject matter, not overwhelm.  It’s almost never used in fiction.  A great one draws the reader in, but a bad one terrifies the reader before they’ve even started reading the chapters.

Did the Introduction in Entangled Life introduce the subject of fungi or did it overwhelm you or did it entice you to read on? 

Also,  I’ve seen Prelude used but that’s more often used in music so it seems rather pretentious for a writer of anything else to use (imo). 


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