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Memoir prologue, epilogue & intro questions

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Still working on the first draft of a memoir. Question: I am thinking of making my prologue into my first chapter. Then I would have just a good introduction and an Epilogue. Are there any set rules on Introduction, Prologue and Epilogue? Must you have a Prologue if you have an Epilogue?
 

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Still working on the first draft of a memoir. Question: I am thinking of making my prologue into my first chapter. Then I would have just a good introduction and an Epilogue. Are there any set rules on Introduction, Prologue and Epilogue? Must you have a Prologue if you have an Epilogue?

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There's no set rules on any of this. No, you don't have to have a prologue if you've got an epilogue. If it works to make your prologue your first chapter, you'd be wise to do it. Just do what works.

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