You constantly hear the advice to write in prose, not rhyme. Why?

You see, there’s this interesting phenomena that goes on in our brains. It’s like this: most of us simply cannot tell when our rhyming work is terrible.

You see the skills needed to actually write good rhymes also imparts the ability to judge good rhyme. So if we can’t write it, we also usually cannot tell that we can’t write it. And that’s the trap that catches many, many unpublished picture book authors. How exactly does that work? Well, to sell a rhyming picture book, certain things have to happen and all three are essential.

Listen to the episode to hear the three things you need in your rhyming manuscript.

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