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PJMacLayne’s blog hop article 5.3.21

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NVDT #85 – Before and After   Leave a comment

Not Very Deep Thoughts

The Prompt: Prologues and Epilogues. Yes or no?

Part of Open Link Blog Hop

How do I answer that? Key Lime Pie or Lemon Meringue? Tell me sir, have you stopped beating your wife? There is no good answer.

So I figger it’s like them growed up diapers. Depends, don’t it?

Prologues are backstory or in-depth scene setting. Weave backstory into the piece or drop it in when you need it. Unless the prologue is by necessity of length and serves to define some point of “history” or “perspective” for the story. Or as writers, we find ourselves in need of ‘splaining. As my high school Great Books/English/Lit Studies teacher said, “If you must write prologues, study Shakespeare. Shakespeare’s prologues. Not Dryden’s.”

In that light not all prologues are bad. Will had reason enough to set a plain stage with words. Different stories have different set-up and detail requirements.

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Posted April 26, 2021 by aurorawatcherak in Uncategorized

Open Book Blog Hop – 26th April   1 comment

Stevie Turner

Welcome to this week’s blog hop. Today the topic is:

‘Prologues and Epilogues. Yes or no?’

I do sometimes use prologues and epilogues, and so my choice would be to say yes. The prologue might give a small slice of the plot/action to come, introduce the reader to the main character(s), or maybe it might have a little bit of backstory. At the end of the story the epilogue ties all the loose ends up nicely.

However, I have since read differing opinions in that prologues and epilogues are old-fashioned and should preferably be left out. As usual I think it’s up to the author whether or not they put them in. Some of my novels have them and others do not. Below I’ll add the prologue I wrote for ‘A House Without Windows‘ back in 2014. People seem to like it, as it has 103 ratings…

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Prologue/Epilogue – Yes or No?   Leave a comment

PJ MacLayne’s Blog Article

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The bits at the ends, prologues and epilogues   Leave a comment

Richard Dee’s Blog Post

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Open Book Blog Hop – 12th April   Leave a comment

Stevie Turner

Welcome to this week’s blog hop. Today the topic is:

They’re making an action figure of you. Describe the toy and accessories. (Do you have a catch phrase? Favourite items, clothes, hair style?)

First of all the action figure would have lots of curly hair. Thankfully it’s a bit thinner now that I’m in my sixties, but when I was 17 I could have done a passable impression at a fancy dress party of King Charles II. I had glasses then but wouldn’t wear them all the time.

I have Lockdown hair at the moment, but tomorrow I shall get a haircut. I’ll ask for it to be short and layered, which tends to stop the frizz. It’ll also be dyed to a colour that’s a bit lighter than the natural dark brown it used to be in the photo below. I don’t wear make-up, and prefer the natural look.

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Posted April 13, 2021 by aurorawatcherak in Uncategorized

PJ MacLayne’s Blog Hop Article 4.12.21   Leave a comment

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It’s time, for action.   Leave a comment

Richard Dee’s Blog Hop article.

Posted April 12, 2021 by aurorawatcherak in Uncategorized

Risk & Reward in the Writer Life   Leave a comment

PJ MacLayne’s Blog Hop article.

Posted April 5, 2021 by aurorawatcherak in Uncategorized

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