A while back I posted a link to what I described as the best article about writing in rhyme I’d come across. It’s an article by Dori Cahonas, a US-based author of picture books, and (to save you digging for my original post), you’ll find it here.
Anyway, I still think it’s the best I’ve come across, but today I came across another useful article – well, actually a series of three articles – which are also really good. K. Pluta is another US Based author, and she tries to demystify the writing of rhyme by using lay-man’s language. If you try to write in rhyme, you should check out her articles here.
Writing in rhyme is hard work, but it’s lots of fun and can be rewarding. Some stories demand to be written in rhyme – others demand NOT to. But, if you do want to write for children, don’t make the mistake of thinking you have to write in rhyme. Rhyme is hard to write and harder still to get published. If you’re going to do it, you need to take the time to learn about rhythm and meter.
I write in rhyme and I write in prose. Good luck with whichever you decide to do.
No sightings of Pemberthy today. If you’ve seen Pemberthy Bear be sure to drop me a line and I’ll add your spot to the map.
Have a lovely weekend.