I'll just copy your comment here to preserve it (comments are temporary):
Epilogues and endings aren't the same thing. Most people consider an epilogue something that comes after the book ends. Ditto with prologue and beginning/opening. I would say both prologues and epilogues are specific types of chapters. Just like you wouldn't call an index or bibliography an ending or TOC an opening.
I agree with Galastel:
OK, you've convinced me. :)
And seeing how we currently have prologue, openings and ending it's only reasonable to add epilogue. I vote for creating the tag epilogue.
Here my usual list, just for (my personal) completeness sake:
- Ask yourself how many questions you have about this topic: is this probably the only one or is this a topic you want to ask about more regularly?
- Epilogue is definitely an important part in writing. Plus.
- Look through the existing questions: how many already use the word or similar words and might profit from the tag?
- 10 questions is definitely enough to start thinking about a tag. Plus.
- Look through the existing tags: is one of them already encompassing what you are trying to convey?
- See the comments above. Plus.
- Look through Meta: have there been similar requests or precedent cases where something similar has been created/denied?
- Think about the sites scope: do you think that a lot of people will profit from these tags when they are asking questions about the specific topic of the site you are on?
- Yes, people looking through a writing focused Q&A will certainly profit from being able to more quickly get an overview over questions about epilogues. Plus.
- Think about the tag's scope: is it well-defined and obvious to users coming to the site?
- Yes, though we might want to update the tag wikis to reflect the short comment discussion under this question. Plus.
Looks good, now we come to tag wikis.
prologues tag wiki excerpt:
An opening story that has the goal to give the reader a feeling for the world you are creating. The Prologue is written in-character.
prologues full tag wiki:
You should use this tag for questions that concern themselves with writing an opening story or introduction with the goal of presenting information about the world the reader is about to enter. Often a prologue ties in with the main story, for example by presenting a different point of view or establishing some events that happened before the main story happened.
A prologue is written in-character, for example from the normal narrator perspective or from the perspective of a character. If you are writing from your perspective as an author this would be called a "foreword".
epilogues tag wiki excerpt:
An ending story with the goal of presenting information about the world some time after the main story has ended written from an in-character perspective.
epilogues full tag wiki:
You should use this tag for questions that concern themselves with writing an ending story with the goal of presenting information about the world after the main story has ended, for example by skipping some time into the future of the protagonists or related characters.
An epilogue is written in-character, for example from the normal narrator perspective or from the perspective of a character. If you are writing from your perspective as an author this would be called a "afterword".
opening tag wiki excerpt:
A general term for chapters you would write before the main story, such as a foreword, prologue or acknowledgements.
opening full tag wiki:
This tag should be used for questions when you are asking about something that you want to write before the main story begins. Everything that could be written before "Chapter 1" falls under this tag.
ending tag wiki excerpt:
A general term for chapters you would write after the main story, such as an afterword, epilogue or acknowledgements.
ending full tag wiki:
This tag should be used for questions when you are asking about something that you want to write after the main story ends. Everything that could be written after "END" falls under this tag.