on Writers on the Move:
I get lots of questions from my clients as to what comes after the story is written.
While a lot of the questions are about illustrations, what’s been coming up more and more is about the pages that come before the story text begins. The pages before the story are called the front matter.
Just this week, someone asked me about a Dedication Page.
So, here is a list (in order of appearance) of the pages that will or may come before the first page of your story. Some examples are included.