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Everything kidlit with Larissa D. Elliott.

Welcome! This site is dedicated to my love of books for kids. I hope to entertain you with my stories, inspire you to read and write, and educate you in the craft of writing.

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Choosing the Right Meter

There are lots of posts out there about poetic meter in rhyming picture books. But how do you choose the right meter for your story? The Choices There are two basic types of meter. The first meter has two parts in each segment (a segment is called a “foot”). Two-part meter is what I refer…


Rejection. It’s one of the hardest parts about being a writer. You put your heart into your work and then over and over again, you’re told that it’s not good enough. Or at least it feels like that’s what those rejections are saying. Despite the kind words of “not right for my list at this…

I Have an Agent!

I am so excited to now be represented by literary agent Charlotte Wenger of Prospect Agency! I couldn’t have imagined a more perfect match for my stories. My writing journey started in 2015 when I just HAD to write down a scene that came to me in a dream. It quickly turned into my first…

Rhyming Resource: Brooke Talks Books

I stumbled on this rhyming resource when someone suggested it in a writerly Facebook group I’m in. This particular post from the site is a beginner rhymer’s primer and covers a little bit of everything rhymers need to consider. It wouldn’t hurt for more experienced rhymers to check out too, especially the “What kinds of…

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