I started writing poetry in my early teens. I have continued to do so down to today. Not only did I love to write it, I also loved to read it. Of course, until more recently, I hadn’t read much in my life, but I did enjoy everything I did read.
Then I discovered there are books written in verse. I was beyond ecstatic. I never imagined anything like it was available. After reading a few of them, I got so excited about trying to do it myself with one of my old story ideas. It didn’t go so well. Writing a book in verse takes a lot of thought to the choice of words and placement of them. What came out for me was more like second grade rhyming poetry. I’m hoping someday to write at least a short story in verse. Until then, I’ll just sit back and enjoy great books written in verse.
Have you ever read books written in verse? What did you think of them? What are your favorites? Have you ever written a book in verse or wanted to? Tell me all about it!
For those who haven’t had the chance to read a book written in verse, here’s a short list of YA authors that write in verse, and some specific books to check out sometime to try one. Also, check out this list of Novels In Verse on Goodreads.
~ Defy the Stars by Stephanie Parent
~ Love and Leftovers by Sarah Tregay
~ Jinx by Margaret Wild
~ Glimpse by Carol Lynch Williams