Jan 22 2009
I’ve often wondered why there is a prologue in a story. Why isn’t it Chapter One? In The Boss’s Christmas Proposal, the story opens with a prologue of the character confronting her parents and asking for a job in the corporation. Chapter One sees her starting her new job. What’s the point? I can see if a prologue features something that takes place very early on in one’s life (I think Lord of Scoundrels used this effectively by telling the backstory of Dain’s troubled childhood) but mostly I think prologues are overused.