One of my former co-workers has a fellow author for a wife, and he’s helped her publish her series on Amazon. She does quite well online and there is something that I admire about her children’s books – they rhyme. Rhyming books that don’t end up like a bad television episode amaze me. Limericks and all things that rhyme I don’t have that much experience. So today’s prompt is for all the poets, writers, and song writer’s out there that rhyme.
Can you imagine going through an entire day having to rhyme? Think about the reactions of the people around you. I feel resistance on this prompt because it’s something new. But prompting is practice and a way of warming up those grooves in your brain. You want them wrinkled, confused, and frustrated so that you can have that “moment”. A feeling that you will recognize as being growth. The more you recognize this uneasy feeling in the bottom of your belly, the more comfortable you’ll feel.
The trick is to develop the rush of adrenaline that thrill seekers have coursing through their veins. Instead of fear, they feel anticipation of the experience to come. You might even become more daring and addicted to the rush. So become fearless today, and dare yourself to rhyme.
If you slip, then begin again. You might make people laugh. I love live exercises and method acting. I’ll let you know how things go in a few days.
Want to go a step further? Pick a favorite poet or writer and become their persona for a day. Walk, talk, and live like them. Then, write down and share your experience.
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