Another great Rhyme Revolution post! Author Sharon Chriscoe shares her plot arc process:)
Race Car Dreams
by Sharon Chriscoe
Illustrated by Dave Mottram
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Writers, Start Your Engines!
By Sharon Chriscoe
In many ways writing is like racing. There’s the starting line (the beginning), the race (the middle), and the finish line (the end). If we’ve done our jobs well as a storytellers, our books will zoom right into the victory lane of our readers’ hearts.
One of the most important ways to achieve this goal is with a strong story arc. For us rhymers, there is no difference between a story arc for rhyme versus prose. Story ALWAYS comes first. The rhymes should feel natural, and they should work to enhance your story arc.
Here’s a nice visual I like to use when working on my story arc:
All story arcs begin at the
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