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Project Three – First Draft

Tonight I’ve sat and gone through project three, my personal favourite for many reasons and I’m happy with the results so far.  Either tomorrow or in a few days I plan to go back to it and edit again, eliminate everything wrong with it etc.  As it’s a rhyming story it is somewhat harder to polish up as there are challenging restrictions but in two hours I’ve managed to do a significant rewrite on the original, so I’m going to leave it there and let the dust settle for now.

Currently, my google searches mostly consist of

  • “What rhymes with …”
  • “Synonyms for …”

They have helped massively.

If you’ve written a rhyming story, have you got any advice or tips you’d like to share?







"I loved writing as a child, loved making up silly stories. They came built-in to my brain, almost like an Ikea instruction manual. The focus these days is to figure out how to now turn them into books" Tanya Butler, June 2018

5 thoughts on “Project Three – First Draft

  1. I love rhyming stories and my little boy does too. One day I’d love to write one but it’s not easy. I think children are the most vocal critics.

    When I was writing poems I found reading others in the same style helped. You could read a few rhyming takes like Julia Donaldson and soon everything you say and think will be in rhyme lol

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      1. Very true. I think publishers went off rhyming books for a while as they are tricky to translate into other languages but they are so popular they are here to stay. Good luck x

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      2. I heard that too. My aim for this project is to also write it as prose, that was the original plan so I might challenge myself and let agents know I have two versions of the same story.

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