Sunday, June 24, 2012

The Meter Maids are on Patrol (+ Giveaway!)

A few weeks ago, Tiffany and I gave an SCBWI workshop called Meter Maids: Sparkling Rhyme, Every Time.  

Based on the awesome feedback and interest we got from that event, we've decided to start a blog called, The Meter Maids.   The blog will include all sorts of insider tips and tricks of how to write great rhymes, citing loads of examples, so you can see techniques in action.

In celebration of our launch, everyone who follows us and leaves a comment will be automatically entered to win a signed arc of Tiffany's debut picture book, THE MONSTER WHO LOST HIS MEAN! 

The best way to become a good rhymer is to read GREAT rhyme!  Tiffany is a master of techniques such as internal rhyme.  Just take a look at her first stanza!

Monsters are a  spooky bunch-
a scary, hairy group.
They run in packs, leave giant tracks, 
and dine on eyeball soup.

Adorable, huh?


Jenny Sulpizio said...

Awesome idea and this looks like one, awesome book. I'll be following this blog for sure!!

Unknown said...

What a great way to learn to rhyme!
I'd read this to my little one's all the time.
Kids having fun and reading is a parent's dream!
It takes away the scare from learning if you know what I mean ;)

What a great contest :)

Julie Hedlund said...

Yes, adorable! Can't wait for it to come out!!

Little Ms J said...

Love it and love your new blog makeover, which so may not be new. Sorry I've been under the radar, but love to see your words on screen! Rhymes too!


Tiffany Strelitz Haber said...

Howdy Partner!

And a big mwwah and thank you to everyone who is now following Meter Maids!!


Sharon K. Mayhew said...

I am so on my way to check out your new blog...I love rhyming, but am not very good at it....

Joanne R. Fritz said...

That IS adorable. Can't wait until both of your books come out! So sorry I missed that workshop, but I'm thrilled to hear you're starting a blog version!

Anonymous said...

So,so, so adorable! I can't wait to read the entire book.