Born in a rural Montana hospital on a date held holy by the Vigilantes, Brent Weeks is an exmatriate novelist, monarchic idealist, fan of Roman-era Hebraic zombie lit, tyro monoglot, and former college football great (Division 3). Brent also enjoys the game Two Truths and a Lie. Also bad at counting.
New Writing Advice: Prologues
What are your thoughts on prologues?
As a reader, I got burnt out by prologues. I think after Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time, every writer felt they needed a prologue to show how big and serious their fantasy was. I yawned through too many stuffy ‘epics’ that were epic only in scope, not in feeling or artistry or language or perspective or meaning, so I tend to throw up in my mouth a little when I open page one and see “Prologue”.