Archive for November 26th, 2009
“Thankful’s my name. Singing praises is my game,”
said Dainty Daisy as she spread her own special
dose of Thansksgiving Day cheer.
“How can I be thankful,” whined Petula Pendergraff, “My Dad is sick. “
As always a special thanks goes out to Alice Smith @clipart4resale for her wonderful graphics. Not only is she a talented graphic artist but she is the best sister.
http://www.darcypattison.com I am always searching for ways to help my critique group members become better writers.
Darcy Pattison’s website is fabulous. It is full of in-depth articles and tips to help anyone who wants to write become a better picture book writer. Check it out.
http://www.underdown.org/mf-rhyme-and-meter.htm This is a December 2005 excerpt from Musings by Margot Finke. Be sure to check out the rest of the article as it has a lot to offer a writer.
Below are a variety of excellent resources that will help you unravel the mystery of writing rhyme and meter. Craft rhyming picture books that become dog-eared with love.
“To Rhyme or Not to Rhyme” by Dori Chaconas. Read this amazing article. Dori nails the subject. Clear, precise information, and the many instructive examples make it seem easy. If you long to write great rhyme, this is one article you don’t want to miss.
Beginners Site For Rhyme: Follow links to more advanced sections.
Poetry4kids: See how Jack Prelutsky, Shel Silverstein, Patricia Hubbell and others do it. Plus other poetry resources. Try Poetry Lessons first.
Writing Picture Books by Marisa Montes is a general introduction to writing picture books. You PB needs to have everything mentioned on this website, PLUS great rhyme and meter.