What is a Novel?

Hi again!

As promised, in this post, I will explain to you what a novel is.

Here is a simple definition:


As you would have understood, a novel is written in prose.

Now, “What is prose?” you would ask me.

Well, prose is simply normal, everyday language.

I am actually writing to you in prose. When you write an essay in class, you write in prose.

To better understand what a novel is, it is useful to compare the language of prose to the language of poetry.

Here is a good comparison:


So now that you know what a novel is, you can take your pen and start writing one…

As goes the proverb, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”


just start


Can you Haiku?

Hello guys,

Today we’ll learn a different kind of poetry.

It’s called a Haiku. 

You might be wondering what it’s all about.

Strange name for a poem huh?

Well, it’s a Japanese name, that’s why.

Wait for the explanation, you’ll see how easy it is to write.

Here it is:



Want another example? 


You see?

It’s about nature.

There are 3 lines.

In line 1, there are 5 syllables. 

In line 2, there are 7 syllables.

In line 3, there are 5 syllables.

Now, for those who are wondering what a syllable is- here’s the meaning:


You see that you can break a word to find the number of syllables.

So, the word “butterflies” has 3 syllables.

Now you can practise breaking words into syllables, it’s fun, you’ll see.

Look at this:


This process of breaking words into syllables is called Syllabification. It’s important to know when you are learning or  writing poetry.

Let’s come back to our Haiku explanation now.

What’s good about poetry is that you can break the rules sometimes.

Normally a Haiku is about nature, but not always.

It can be about people:


Or about oneself:


It can also be about feelings:


It can be serious:


It can be funny:


It can even be rather absurd. What’s good about poetry again is that it doesn’t always have to make sense.

haiku for horses

It can also be about itself. Here is a haiku about the process of writing a haiku:

images- haiku

So guys, can you Haiku now?

I’ll let you try and see.

Don’t forget to post your Haiku for our fellow bloggers and readers.


Let’s Try Acrostic Poetry!

Dear bloggers and readers,

Today we’ll learn how to write a specific type of poem.

It’s called an acrostic poem. It’s enjoyable to write. You’ll see.

So here’s the definition:


 Got it?

 Now here’s an example:

download poetry

Here’s another example:

 new border poem kovilen

I’ll let you try one now.

Don’t forget to post and share it with our fellow bloggers and readers!

By Rachel Martin

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