Adventures in Rhyme

If you’re an aspiring children’s writer like me, I’m sure you have heard the following plenty of times: Stay away from rhyme. It no longer sells and new writers rarely get it right.

Truth be told I never have had a gift for rhyme or poetry. But, I have a silly story idea, which I have written in prose. The magic and silliness is just not working the way it is currently written. ¬†Every time I stare at the letters on the page, I think to myself, “how can I fix this?” Each time I do this the story starts trying to make a rhyme or song in my head.

So, I’m going to give it try. I have only written one other story in rhyme, because the whole story idea came to me that way, so this will certainly be an adventure.
This time I plan on doing a little research. Margot Finke has a fabulous article with resources on writing for children using meter and rhyme.

So long, good night.
I’m off to write!