Rhyme Revolution 2017 Day 16 ~ Helen Docherty ~ Rhyme Schemes

Helen Docherty, author of The Snatchabook and many others, talk about rhyme scheme and how to use it to set the mood and pacing in your stories. Another great post in Angie Karcher’s Rhyme Revolution!

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The Story Book Knight

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Rhyme Schemes

By Helen Docherty, author of The Snatchabook

and The Storybook Knight

I’m going to start with a confession: I never actually set out to write in rhyme. The first stories I wrote were in prose. But when the idea for The Snatchabook came to me – and it came pretty much fully formed – the story itself seemed to dictate that it should be written in verse. I knew that I had to create an atmosphere of suspense and mystery, and to draw the reader in from the very beginning of the story. Writing in rhyme seemed an effective and natural way to achieve this.

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One dark, dark night in Burrow Down,

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