Ive heard of the problem that prologues are bad, not necessary, and have been told new writers should avoid them at all costs if it doesn't advance the story etc. I have been given advice (Just from a reader) to introduce a prologue to tell the setting etc, but then I wondered how I would implement it without crossing the lines of the so called 'rules.' Ive been unsure how I could do a well written prologue if I decided I needed one, and also If I decided I didnt need one, how would I introduce the elements in the middle of the story... My Main character in the story is Damon, but the prologue is written as a 'diary of sorts' from another main character (Katelyn) who survives the war. She tells the story of 'how the war began' kind of. So the prologue starts as she is writing in her holding Cell (Present/at the end of the 1st novel) and then it takes a trip into the past to explain certain settings and how it began briefly. (The setting is earth-like but the war and countries are entirely fictional) My questions are... Is this a good basis for a prologue? Would it be better if i just introduced the essential elements in the middle of the book instead? Do I need the prologue to explain something im going to be writing in book 2 even if it is just briefly? Thanks in Advance!