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Writer’s Tip #42: Avoid Inadvertent Rhyme

writers tipsWhen you read your story, does it sound off, maybe you can’t quite put your finger on it, but you know you’ve done something wrong? Sometimes–maybe even lots of times–there are simple fixes. These writer’s tips will come at you once a week, giving you plenty of time to go through your story and make the adjustments.

Today’s tip: If you unknowingly rhyme  some words, rewrite it.

Readers get confused by rhyme. They wonder if that was your intent, and if so, why? Is it a character trait? I’ve seen that in at least one book–one of the supporting actors would rhyme everything. It was nice, but it was planned. It’s not the same if you do it by accident.

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5 thoughts on “Writer’s Tip #42: Avoid Inadvertent Rhyme

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  4. Thanks, Sharon. I think most writers simply require a reminder of something they already know, learned in some long-gone class or book or conference. I have longer posts on bedrock issues, but these tips, I figured would be quickies. Come visit again.


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