Moving to Scrivener was definitely a good move, I can concentrate much better using it.
I'm working my way through writing the new scenes (missing from draft one) and am now finding a few of those original scenes in draft one have changed, moved or are no longer needed.
I even have a scene that I thought I'd put in the first draft but hadn't!
On Friday I got together with a couple of fellow romance writers and shared my concerns over how I deal with a particular piece of important information, currently in the second chapter, that still comes over as an info-dump.
|Working it out...
(It has to be dealt with in the third draft...)
So I decided the only way to overcome the problem was to create a short prologue.
Prologues are like Marmite, love them or hate them.
I don't mind them if they are used for a valid reason, but did wonder if my decision for it was reason enough.
So I did some Googling and came across two articles that discuss the do's and don'ts of prologues. First there's a post from the Writers Digest and the Writers & Artists website...
Having had a couple more days to consider the possibilities, I'm sure it's right for the story, as the consequences of that moment will lead to incidents that bring my hero and heroine into contact and eventually together...
By the time I'm ready to go back and finalise the first couple of chapters (I'm not totally happy with them yet) I'll be ready to write that prologue.
Now over to you; what's your view on prologues?
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