Does anyone here have any suggestions on how to start the prologue of a novel? I have a finished novel (though I need to proofread it and eliminate the grammar mistakes I may have on it), but it seems that I jumped right into the plot. Is that a bad idea for readers to go right onto the first plot of the chapter? My plot started off when the main character graduated from high school and moved to Kentucky to stay with his mother, where his friends, Becky and Christina, and is godfather, Tom moved with him. The reason behind them moving was because the main character lived a miserable life in California. I don’t know if I really needed to add a chapter that tells the readers how the main character met Christina and Becky, and how miserable his life was. Instead, I started off where he moved to Kentucky after he felt overwhelmed about his life. Again, I was wondering if it’s necessary that I should have a chapter about how he was living in California before starting off on him moving to Kentucky. I have all ears open for anyone who is willing to give me suggestions.