I took a picture of this oak tree because of its many twists and turns. Amazing!
Have you ever wondered whether to use a prologue or not? I was faced with that dilemma while working on my latest middle-grade story. I found an excellent article on an Ezine article Website: http://ezinearticles.com/?The-Prologue---When-to-Use-One,-How-to-Write-One&id=9982. After reading the article and workshopping my manuscript with my critique group, I decided against it. But that doesn't mean it cannot be used in some instances. Anyway, if you get a chance, read the article.