195: How To Write a Rhyming Picture Book

How to Write a Rhyming Picture Book

—That Won't Get Rejected

April 10, 2020


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Perhaps the most common question from new picture book authors is, “Why do agents and editors say they hate rhyme when so many rhyming picture books get published each year?” These authors aptly observe that kids love rhyming books, many of them are bestsellers, and Dr. Seuss’s books still sell millions of copies. Here’s the truth. Agents and editors don’t hate rhyme. They hate poorly written rhyme. Inspired by an article from 12 x 12 Writing Challenge Founder Julie Hedlund, let's talk about strategies for developing well-written rhyme.

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Gretchen Huesmann
April 15, 2020

This could not have appeared in my inbox at a better time! Thanks for the great information.

Jennifer Maruno
April 13, 2020

I didn't think I had the time To listen to words about the rhyme But once I heard this sage advice I Know my work must be looked at twice!!

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