Thursday, June 21, 2012

The Meter Maids- Open for Business


Okay, let us start out by telling you what we are not going to do.  We are NOT going to teach you about basic meter.  Why?  Because that information is readily accessible all over the internet.  Why reinvent the metronome?  I mean, the wheel.

What we are going to do is share the subtle secrets of writing in rhyme.  The little tricks of the trade that other people don't tell you about.  Why won't you find these tips anywhere else?  Maybe because skilled rhymers use them so intuitively that they don't even realize they are doing it.

In any case, our goal is to help you turn run-of-the-mill stanzas into rhyming extravaganzas!

We'll demonstrate how to effectively use internal rhyme, alliteration, word play, etc, citing lots of examples so you can see these techniques in action.

We'll even take submissions from you...  but more on that later! 

To kick things off, we are giving away a signed ARC of Tiffany's debut picture book, THE MONSTER WHO LOST HIS MEAN.

         
Just follow us and you are automatically entered to win! 

25 comments:

  1. Hi Corey and Tiffany, I'm looking forward to learning lots and lots from you guys! I'm in need of rhyming help badly. The Monster Who Lost His Mean looks adorable btw :)

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  2. Corey and Tiffany your new blog looks amazing. Tiffany, I love the monsters in your book.

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  3. Fantastic idea Corey and Tiffany! Looking forward to your posts. And Tiffany - love the art in your book! (also the rhyme of course - that goes without saying :) - but I hadn't seen the art before!)

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  4. This sounds like it's going to be a classroom full of fun! I see you already have two amazing ladies here! Hey Rena and Jennifer. The book looks like it is such a fun read!

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  5. Cool. Looking forward to your posts!
    -Darshana

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  6. What a great concept for a blog. I'm also obsessed with rhyme--both reading and writing it. Looking forward to your blog, and congratulations on its launch!

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  7. Will your rhyming make the grade?

    Ask the experts! METER MAIDS

    Do you need prosody aid?

    Check it out with METER MAIDS!

    If you've fretted, stomped and prayed,

    They're here to help. The METER MAIDS!

    OK, please DON'T check the meter on that as I just wanted to playfully congratulate you on the blog launch. Yep, stooped to near-perfect rhyme too. Best wishes!

    - Cathy M

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    1. Ha, Cathy, LOVE IT!!! You're the best :)

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  8. Wow, I can't wait to see what you guys are going to do here. Fun!

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  9. What a fantastic idea and adorable blog name!! I'm so jealous of you two rhyming maids!! I wish you the best of luck!!

    I agree, The Monster Who Lost His Mean does look adorable!!

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  10. Congrats on the start of your new blog Corey and Tiffany. I'm sure I will earn frequently flyer miles visiting your blog. Look forward to your post!

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  11. Yea!!! I am so excited about this. I can't wait til your next post :-) I love, love, love your name! Meter Maids is just perfect. THE MONSTER WHO LOST HIS MEAN looks awesome!

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    1. Cathy Mealey coined the name last year during Write on Con! We are eternally grateful :)

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  12. I love your Meter Maids illustration and idea. I can really use this help. The book looks fun,too!

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  13. WOW! You guys are ingenious! Just tweeted this and posted to Facebook and am following as fast as I can. :) Sounds like lots of fun with lots to learn.

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  14. This is GREAT! I cant wait to read your blog posts..... Nicky :)

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  15. Thanks so much, everyone!! We are really excited to get rolling with this. Looking forward to interacting with all of you!

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  16. Amazing! As was the workshop... Definitely a blog to follow. :-)

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  17. I'm looking forward to following your blog post!

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  18. As a fellow writer who is passionate about good rhyme and meter, I'm looking forward to following your blog. I love your blog's name and mission! And Tiffany's book looks fantastic!

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  19. Sounds fabulous...cannot wait to learn new tips and tricks, girls!

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  20. I LOVE LOVE you new blog ladies! I can't wait to learn more!

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  21. So excited to find you....via Tara Lazar's wonderful blog. Good luck with this fabulous idea of a blog.
    I look forward to learning and sharing. And the book looks like great fun too.

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