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Prologues versus In Medias Res

Posted by Green Door in Creative Writing

Here’s something that comes up a lot when I’m discussing structure with early-career novelists… When starting a novel, you essentially have two structural choices. You can begin at the beginning, and move forward using a linear narrative, or you can begin in medias res – ‘in…