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Poetry Coaching & Poetry Editing

“Poetry coaching” is more about learning than editing. Poetry coaching is for writers who feel compelled to write in rhyme, and want to learn to write in meter.

Poetic meter is the pattern of harder and softer sounds which make a poem really sing. When it comes to writing professional-level poetry, meter is as important as rhyme.

I’ll explain everything and make examples using your poem. Poetry coaching includes developmental notes, analysis of three stanzas, examples of how they could be written in meter, and explanations of how I made the changes.

When your story is in meter, I offer poetry editing. I go over your story syllable-by-syllable and note where the meter is off or feels forced. Here's the best part: I make suggestions for those rough spots!

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