Community, by Anushi Mehta
Five years ago I dabbled at writing for children. A scan through books by Julia Donaldson, Mem Fox, and Dr. Seuss convinced me that to be a picture book writer, I must write in rhyme. I obliged. My daughter’s first day of nursery, bedtime monsters, a world turned upside down. Writing in rhyme was fun, but limiting. I couldn’t tell all the stories I wanted to through rhyme. Moreover, I spent hours swirling a mere hundred words for a story, only to be left with writer’s block.