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It can have as many pages as you want , that’s up to you


I will agree with Lupus in that it can be incredibly useful for natural world-building and character development. I will also directly answer the question and say that it is hardly cliche, at least not on the same level as other cliches. It can even be done quite well, with the best examples I've seen being done as if telling the story as a foregone ...


These are called epigraphs, and they're perfectly fine Off the top of my head: the Newsflesh series by Mira Grant heads each chapter with one or two blog posts from the characters. Mistborn and The Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson open each chapter with quotations from in-world documents. And Dragonflight by Anne McCaffery opens each chapter with ...

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