A lesson about rhyme and meter, written in rhyme and meter…

~ I am writing this poem to try and explain ~The meaning of meter and rhyme ~This meter I’m using is often amusing ~If Seuss is the source of the chime But rather than bother with technical terms Let’s look at the beats, on and off The stressed beats, in red, are the on beats […]

Feeling useful and a bit of trumpet blowing

You know, there is nothing more rewarding than feeling useful and today I got to feel very useful indeed thanks to a writer’s response to a manuscript edit that I did for them. Here’s what they said… Wow!! What an awesome job you’ve done.  Your changes are so obvious but I would never see them […]

What’s the difference between a rhyming poem and a story written in rhyming verse?

As you might know, periodically I run a competition for people who love to write in rhyme. My New Spring Competition is underway as we speak (the deadline is midnight Wednesday 30th October). Some people have asked the question – what is the difference between a rhyming poem and a story written in rhyming verse? […]