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The problem with writing a book in verse…Dr Seuss QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

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The problem with writing a book in verse is, to be successful, it has to sound like you knocked it off on a rainy Friday afternoon. It has to sound easy. When you can do it, it helps tremendously because it’s a thing that forces kids to read on. You have this unconsummated feeling if you stop.
Dr. Seuss

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3 comments on “The problem with writing a book in verse…Dr Seuss QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

  1. Lane Ashfeldt
    November 23, 2016

    Hi Bridget – thought for a second this meant YOU are writing a book in verse! This made me remember how I used to like reading ‘Where the Wild Things Are’, by American writer & illustrator Maurice Sendak, to my daughter. While it didn’t have super-obvious rhyme, there was just enough to get make it easy to get the stresses in the right place — even on those occasions when the adult reading the bedtime story was more tired than the child!

    • bridget whelan
      November 23, 2016

      Write a book in verse – perish the thought! (I’d read one, but write one, never.) I think Where the Wild Things Are is probably about the best 30-50 words in the English language. Loved reading it to my children when they were young enough to want a wolf suit and as adults they treasure it still.

      • Lane Ashfeldt
        November 23, 2016

        Is is really that short? Possibly the best paid words also, in that case! —Lane

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