October 7, 2021– I hope you’re enjoying our theme this month which is meant to stretch you out of your writing comfort zone! We’re posting a photo each day with instructions so that you can get the most out of the exercises and continue to hone your craft.
Today’s assignment: Write a 50-word rhyming poem using the photo above. A simple photo with so much potential.
I think that it’s incredibly challenging to rhyme well, and the objective of this assignment is to show you how difficult it is. We discourage rhyming prose in children’s books (99% of the time) because it can’t be done to perfection. We find that authors make up words to fit the rhyme rather than focus on the story and character development/confict resolution.
Happy writing! And if you’re ever inclined to send in your work for consideration, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.