Tag Archives: structure

Questions 632: All About Prologues

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Roland asks: “What’s your take on when an author should use a prologue, and how it should relate to the rest of the book?”

Resources Mentioned:

Opening prologue to Ralph Bakshi’s Lord of the Rings
Opening prologue to Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings

Questions 337: Where Did I Put My Antagonist?

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Robert asks: “What are good ways to introduce the antagonist when restricted to the protagonist’s POV??”

The Maltese Falcon
The Big Sleep
Lord of the Rings
He Ain’t Heavy
Blood And Weeds

Questions 334: Telling Multi-POV Stories

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Scott says: “I’ve seen authors tell complicated stories with alternating points of view. How do you make the threads meet up in the end?”

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Resources Mentioned:
Once a Hero

Questions 329: Writing Braided Novels

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Sarah asks: I want to write a novel with several distinct but related stories that ultimately tell a larger story. Any tips?

Resources Mentioned
An Instance at the Fingerpost by Iain Pears
Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follet
Middlemarch by George Elliot
The Source by James Michener
North and South by John Jakes
Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin