There are actually people out there who’ll skip a prologue!

Would you believe that there are lots of people out there who won’t read anything called a “Prologue” on principle? That came out of a discussion among a group of F/SF writers just recently. On the blatantly erroneous grounds that it’ll only ever be back-story and should therefore be covered somehow in the main body of the novel too. Staggeringly stupid, but it’s the attitude about half the respondents took! If it’s not relevant in YLO, why the hell would I have written it? I found it hard to believe, but nevertheless: if that’s the attitude people are going to take, then at the very least I’m going to rechristen my prologue to something else so that the plonkers do actually read it. Another last-minute editorial change…

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