Well, introduction first I suppose. I'm Kraven, and I've tried to write a book since I was about 7. Some how I never could get past chapter 1. Now. Questions: 1) Is it true that most people ignore prologues? If so, why is that? 2) Is a prologue really necessary? 3) What if the prologue and chapter 1 are completely unrelated? 4) Do authors write a summary of each chapter or do they make stuff up as they go? 5) Is 4000 words too much for a chapter? 6) Have any of you ever felt like you really loved your story and character but thought no one else would and so gave up writing? 7) How do you manage to continue writing when something like that happens? 8) I keep thinking, "What I put in so much time and effort into this book, and in the end its either rejected or no one reads it". How do you deal with that? Thats it for now I suppose, but I'll post some more later on.