Sabbatical Adventures begin . . .

Sabbatical Adventures begin . . .

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Prologue Quotes

When one is putting together a book, all types of formats are considered. I had to formulate a design and devise my plan, especially if I end up self-publishing.  What size will be finished book be?  How does this affect the total pages?  How long should the chapters be? Will there be quotes to head up each chapter, as some books are presented.  Will there be simply chapter breaks or internal breaks from scene to scene or character to character?  Or will the book flow as one long chronological story?  What about a prologue and an epilogue?  How will these decisions effect the outcome of the finished work?  How will they enhance the readers experience?

One tiny decision in my book was to add two quotes to the preceding page of the prologue.  (When the physical book is open, it would be on the left with the prologue beginning on the right hand side). I have called this page the 'prologue facing page'.  I don't know if that is the technical name or not, but it is how I distinguish it!  Here are two quotes from that page of my novel:

Don't be afraid your life will end;
be afraid it will never begin. 

--Grace Hansen

If anyone builds on this foundation
using gold, silver, costly stones, 
wood, hay or straw, 
their work will be shown for what it is . . .
it will be brought to light 

---I Cor. 3:12-13  NIV

This 'prologue facing page' will be mostly white space with just these two quotes.
Thought you might need a teaser!  :)


  1. Wonderful quotes! I especially like the Grace Hansen message. Congratulations on your continuing progress with the book project!

  2. Love both quotes! Looking forward to more on your book.

  3. Love both quotes! Looking forward to more on your book.