Episode 8: Crafting a Prologue

Crafting a prologue

Should I write a prologue? Do I need one? Should I just skip it? How do I write a good prologue? Have you found yourself asking these questions but still aren’t sure what to do? Today, we are talking about all things prologues so you feel confident when crafting a prologue!

In this episode, we are diving into what a prologue is, the number one poorly written prologue I see, and what to do with prologues when querying. Crafting a prologue can be confusing but it doesn’t need to be! I am giving you some great insight on how to write a strong prologue so you can be confident in yours! 


Be sure to tag me or message me on Instagram @ariellehadfield.authorcoach or join me in a coaching call where we can discuss your story and dive deeper into your questions. As always, if you enjoyed the episode, please LIKE & SHARE with others!


In this episode we cover:

  • What a prologue is
  • Examples of good and bad prologues in popular movies
  • How to avoid writing the number one poorly written prologue I see
  • Reasons why prologues are hated by some in the writing community
  • How to write a good prologue that adds to your story
  • What to do with prologues when it comes to querying

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More about The Prologue: helping authors craft a stronger story


Welcome to The Prologue, with author coach, Arielle Hadfield.


You’ve got an idea for a story. Now it’s time to get it on paper. The writing world can be a strange and scary place, but you don’t have to face it alone.


In this podcast, Arielle guides authors through all the steps of writing a book.

This includes how to take a simple idea and transform it into an entire story with complete characters and a compelling plot, editing strategies, and mindfulness skills to help break through writer’s block, handle rejection, and find courage to step outside your comfort zone to get your story out of your head and into stores.


Arielle Hadfield began as an author. Soon she was able to combine her writing and editing skills with her background in mental health and life coaching to become the first of its kind author coach!


Tune in every Tuesday to learn how to craft a stronger story. With examples from books, movies, and music, and a fun, encouraging, and kind environment, Arielle will help you reach your goals, no matter how far-fetched they feel today.

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