The Truth about Rhyme in Books for Children

Before you try to use meter and rhyme in a book for children, read this post from Tara Lazar. (Yes, you can do it, but…)

RhymeWeaver, Wider than a Smile (plus a giveaway!) | Writing for Kids (While Raising Them).

WD Poetic Form Challenge: Write a Rondel

Hurry, tommorow is the last day to submit your Rondel to Robert Brewer’s Poetic Asides blog.

Read what others have submitted, then post your own. It’s engrossing.

WD Poetic Form Challenge: Rondel | Poems | Poetry |

Here’s mine:

The snow drifts down
like feather lace,
a wild goose case
confounds the town

draping a gown
of ivory grace,
a wild goose case,
the snow drifts down.

Between verb and noun,
between form and space,
between plot and place–
love and renown–
the snow drifts down.
Linda J. Armstrong, 1/9/13 All rights reserved.


Common Problems in Rhyming Picture Book Manuscripts

If you are writing a rhyming picture book manuscript, it might be a good idea to read this excellent post right now. It warns you about common pitfalls and guides you toward success.

Picture Book Den: How *not* to write a rhyming picture book (or If it’s good enough for Old King Cole…) by Juliet Clare Bell..

The Meter Maids

If you need to learn to rhyme, this blog is sure to help. I heard about it on the Picture Book Idea Month Facebook blog.

Click on the link and mark it for future reference. It’s great for song writers, picture book writers (though picture books do not have to rhyme), and writers of limericks.

The Meter Maids.