Ok so I’ve bitten the bullet and put together a course that will help you to understand how Rhyme & Metre actually work.

I’ve been editing rhyming poets for many years now and have been asked if I know of any courses that are available.

I don’t – which is why I decided to write one myself.

I have been writing and publishing things that rhyme (mostly for children) for about 18 years. To see where I’ve been published click here.


I have written two rhyming picture books.

The Croc and the Platypus (Walker Books) which was reprinted this year with a new cover next year and I have another rhyming picture book also coming out with Walker Books.

Metre Matters is all about WHY metre matters and HOW metre works. It gives practical and easy to follow examples along with exercises for you to do which I will give feedback on.

Course participants will also enjoy a lifetime discount ($10 off the hourly rate) when using my Rhyming Manuscript Editing Service

To read some testimonials for my editing service you can go here and here.

There will be a private Facebook group (The Versealots) that participants will be added to that will focus on writing in rhyme and metre (for children) and include opportunities for publication. Also the chance to make new like-minded friends.

This course can be done at your own pace.

Once you purchase it you will be sent the course details and I will add you to the Facebook group, easy peasy.

Writing in rhyme and metre can be a challenge but definitely rewarding. As I’ve always said…

Rhyme and metre, nothing’s sweeter

Bumbled verse, nothing’s worse

If you’d prefer to pay via direct debit just drop me a line and I’ll send you my details.

Oh and another thing – sign up to my Metre Matters Course and you will be able to enter my Spring Competition for FREE!

Now let me sign off with a quote from Gary Ross who says it all really.