Question Could you please list and describe what the acceptable 'extra' parts of a novel are... [i.e. prelude,post-script, prologue]?
I've written a P.O.D. romance novel and wish to reissue it with a short letter tacked onto either the beginning of the book or the ending (preferrably the beginning). So... would this be termed the: prelude?
Answer Hi AJ,
I'm sorry, listing and describing all of the acceptable parts of a novel would take a long time. To answer your specific question regarding adding a letter... Yes, that's perfectly acceptable. I've usually seen it at the end, but at the beginning would work also. It would just be called "a letter from the author."
I will answer questions about writing a romance novel. These questions can be regarding grammar, punctuation, style, emotion, conflict, POV, publishers, editing... pretty much anything regarding the writing aspect of romance novels. Areas I`m not as good in, but willing to give my opinion, are query and synopsis. I will be happy to critique a few pages (up to 10) of your work.
While not yet published in the romance field, I have had articles published in local papers. I am a published reviewer, both on and offline. I am also an editor for an e-publisher.
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