1. Kaylin
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    Prologue, Misplaced?

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by Kaylin, Jun 10, 2012.

    In Firewife by Tinling Choong, there's a 'misplaced prologue' at the end, explaining the mythological roots behind the book.
    Within the context, it enhanced the book in a way that wouldn't be possible if the prologue was placed at the beginning or if there was no prologue at all.
    Has anyone come upon a prologue at the end, or an epilogue at the beginning?
    I think it's an interesting concept that can't be widely applied.
    Firewife isn't the most mainstream novel, so that made me wonder, under what circumstances would you write a misplaced prologue?
    How could it improve the book?
    Also, is there a name for it?

    Thanks in advance!
     
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    Sounds more like an Afterword, which is author notes placed after the story, but not a part of the story.

    My feeling is that most (not all, but most) prologues are already misplaced -- they should have been placed in the trash bucket.
     
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    Oh no you didn't! ahaha

    totally agree, even if i have a prologue in my soon to be book. but i'm pretty sure it's necessary i already made it half the length it used to be.
     

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