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    Bait n switch?

    Hello everyone and thanks to everyone who comments .

    I posted a prologue to a story I'm working on and some of the comments made me wonder. Do you think it's okay to write the prologue from the viewpoint of a minor character? Would you feel cheated if you read a 5 page prologue and found out that the story wasn't about that character?

    The scene is about an incident that triggers everything that follows. The main antagonist is introduced in the scene, but it's not from his viewpoint. The protagonist isn't introduced until the first chapter. Just curious on what you think. Again . . . thanks. Good Luck!



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    Re: Bait n switch?

    Tinman you are sweet! Would you feel cheated if you read a 5 page prologue and found out that the story wasn't about that character? I feel cheated when a sequel doesn't correctly follow the first! Personally I think it is a great idea - I am sure that I have read prologues from a different pov - can't think I stopped reading it because of that. YOU are the author, just do it.

    My 5c B)

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    Re: Bait n switch?

    Diane. Thanks

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