Here’s my approach to giving advice on writing.
If I feel like I’ve done it, if I’ve read it, or otherwise confident I know enough about it, I’ll come to some conclusions on the matter and write about it here. Sometimes I know I want to write about a particular topic, but haven’t yet worked out my angle. Often it’s me swirling ideas around in my head, and seeing what tangible points come out.
The other big driver for my posts is whatever write-work I’m doing. If I’m working on characters, you’ll find something here on writing characters. If I’m pushing through an arduous scene, it’ll be something on motivation.
Right now, the very next thing I need to do for For More Than Earthly Ends, is write a prologue.
I tend to not write prologues. The one time I remember writing a prologue, I scrapped it later because it didn’t add anything to the main story. It was a sidenote. A distraction. Go to hell, former prologue!
This to-be-written-soon one for FMTEE is needed at the moment, so since I can’t pick my own brain, here’s your chance to offer your thoughts. Post in the comments with your thoughts on what makes for a great prologue.