I LOVE rhyme! Always have. I love to read a good rhyming picture book, and I enjoy the challenge of writing a good rhyming picture book. But a challenge it is! There is so much to think about...more than just rhyming the end words of lines. It has to sing!
I listened to a wonderful webinar replay on rhyming last night by Renee LaTulippe from my 12 x 12 webinar series. It was incredible and re-energized my edits. Renee is wonderful and so very knowledgeable about writing in rhyme. I highly recommend reading or listening to anything she presents if you are prone to writing in rhyme. I will be checking out her Lyrical Language Lab myself soon.
For more information on 12 x 12, go to http://12x12challenge.com/membership/. I cannot say enough about the benefits of belonging to the 12 x 12 community. It is, without a doubt, the best thing I've done for my writing life.
For more information on Renee LaTulippe, go to http://www.reneelatulippe.com/writing-courses/.
Back to the point of my post...for you rhymers out there, what is your process? Do you start with a story written in prose and decide it needs to rhyme? Do you hear the music and rhyme of your story and build from there? I would love to hear your thoughts if you are willing to share.
Happy writing and rhyming!