@kidlitchat: TOPIC: How do you create rich, emotional content in your work?

Does it matter if you're working in PBs or novels? #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:00 am

@BonnieAdamson: TOPIC: How do you create rich, emotional content in your work? Does it matter if you're working in PBs or novels? #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:00 am

@WendyMartinArt: @BonnieAdamson hi there. checking in this week. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:00 am

@gregpincus: TOPIC: How do you create rich, emotional content in your work? Does it matter if you're working in PBs or novels? #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:00 am

@BonnieAdamson: @WendyMartinArt hello! #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:00 am

@BonnieAdamson: Answer to second question: NO #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:00 am

@EgmontUSA: I'm in. Let's talk weaving in authentic emotion. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:00 am

@nardinisisters: RT @gregpincus: TOPIC: How do you create rich, emotional content in your work? Does it matter if youre working in PBs or novels? #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:01 am

@BonnieAdamson: @EgmontUSA It's that word "authentic"--what does that mean exactly? #kidlitchat

February 22, 2012, 2:01 am

@LaFabuliste: You can tell someone how to do that? You don't just cry at your computer screen? #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:02 am

@lisabrowndraws: Checking in... very curious what folks have to say about this topic. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:02 am

@EgmontUSA: @BonnieAdamson To me as an editor, authentic is honest and real. It It doesn't feel contrived. It doesn't feel forced. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:03 am

@gregpincus: @EgmontUSA I second Bonnie's question there. How do we define "authentic"? #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:03 am

@WendyMartinArt: Does the way a character processes emotions hinged on their personality? #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:03 am

@EgmontUSA: It's not bashing over your head or trying to "teach" or "tell" me how to feel. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:04 am

@KatGirl_Studio: I reach into my self, into that place where all our past feelings are stored and give them to my characters. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:04 am

@karensandlerYA: @EgmontUSA Also, I think authentic emotion is one that the reader believes the character is feeling. #kidlitchat

February 22, 2012, 2:04 am

@nardinisisters: RT @EgmontUSA: @BonnieAdamson To me as an editor, authentic is honest & real. It doesnt feel contrived. It doesnt feel forced. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:04 am

@KatGirl_Studio: @WendyMartinArt absolutely. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:04 am

@LaFabuliste: I am very into method acting (method writing?). I talk outloud, act it out, create the emotion in myself, in that moment... #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:05 am

@LaFabuliste: ...and then transfer the results to the page. I don't know if that does me any good, but I get good dialogue out of it. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:05 am

@WendyMartinArt: And is the way the character reacts to feelings what the writer needs to show in their writing? #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:05 am

@KatGirl_Studio: @gregpincus that you believe that the characters really are feeling, thinking, doing what they say they are. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:05 am

@karensandlerYA: If a character suddenly expresses an emotion that doesn't fit their char arc, the reader won't buy it. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:05 am

@nardinisisters: RT @EgmontUSA: It's not bashing over your head or trying to "teach" or "tell" me how to feel. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:05 am

@BonnieAdamson: @EgmontUSA Do you find writers reaching too hard for unexpected emotion--is there a fear of cliche? #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:06 am

@EgmontUSA: Authenticity is finding that natural connection that touches something in your reader as if your just there. Together. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:06 am

@KatGirl_Studio: @gregpincus Not that the characters could be real, but that they ARE real. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:06 am

@danieller: It can be about creating relatable characters, experiencing relatable emotions, challenges, feelings, happiness, etc. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:06 am

@EgmontUSA: @BonnieAdamson I feel that it's the self-consciousness that so often makes things feel just a bit off. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:06 am

@deegarretson: many kids tend to do something physical to express emotion, good way to show it in a story #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:07 am

@nardinisisters: So True RT @karensandlerYA: If a character suddenly expresses an emotion that doesnt fit their char arc, the reader wont buy it. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:07 am

@teacher6th: Looking for lit activities/visits in NYC March 1-10th while I read it up with @litworldsays on March 7th #readaloud #WRAD #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:07 am

@BonnieAdamson: @EgmontUSA hmmm. I can see that. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:07 am

@danieller: Agree! RT @EgmontUSA Authenticity is finding that natural connection that touches something in your reader as if you're there. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:07 am

@EgmontUSA: Be honest in what you're saying. Be true to the way your character would react. And your well on your way to authentic. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:07 am

@ixtumea: I hate reading stories that manipulate me into trying to feel a certain way. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:07 am

@lisabrowndraws: There are some clichés that are so often used that they transcend & become a trope. Like a dead parent in a fairytale. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:08 am

@EgmontUSA: Ugg. And they spelling errors continue. Hopefully they won't come back to bite me too badly. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:08 am

@KatGirl_Studio: it's the difference between an "authentic" performance on stage and someone just going through the motions. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:08 am

@ixtumea: I do try to be honest with my own writing. Even when some say it's too intense or uncomfortable to read. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:08 am

@EgmontUSA: @karensandlerYA Yes. Exactly. True to characters. #kidlitchat

February 22, 2012, 2:08 am

@WendyMartinArt: @EgmontUSA blame the spelling gremlins. They are insidious. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:08 am

@danieller: Anything is possible as long as it's organic to the story, and true to your character. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:08 am

@nardinisisters: If a story doesn't feel authentic, I stop reading. I'm sure everyone else does too. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:09 am

@gregpincus: @ixtumea Agreed. But sometimes it's a fine line between manipulation and kaboom-y emotions. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:09 am

@JayeRobinBrown: I think as writers we have to pay attention to where our characters take us, even if it's away from our original intentions. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:09 am

@karensandlerYA: I think a good, complex backstory for your characters can help lead to authentic emotions. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:09 am

@kmcilhagga: I think that young readers detect and reject inauthenticity even faster than adult readers.n #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:10 am

@jimhill: I try to make the emotions specific and personal to the character. The personal becomes universal if the reader believes it. #kidlitchat

February 22, 2012, 2:10 am

@Sara_Sargent: @EgmontUSA Your regret over the spelling errors feels authentic. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:10 am

@JayeRobinBrown: @karensandlerYA This. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:10 am

@KarlaKT: #kidlitchat connecting with my MG self tonight...great topic!
February 22, 2012, 2:10 am

@EgmontUSA: @Sara_Sargent Thank you. Sara. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:10 am

@ixtumea: @gregpincus What I hate is those that aren't honest with the whole sensory issue in some stories. A pet peeve of mine. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:10 am

@BonnieAdamson: @jimhill oh, that's a NY photo, isn't it? #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:10 am

@PoseySessions: RT @ixtumea: I do try to be honest with my own writing. Even when some say it's too intense or uncomfortable to read. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:10 am

@lisabrowndraws: I dunno... satire might not feel "authentic
February 22, 2012, 2:11 am

@jimhill: @BonnieAdamson LA - but close! #kidlitchat

February 22, 2012, 2:11 am

@danieller: @JayeRobinBrown So true! Characters change the story often. And that's okay - welcomed even. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:11 am

@KatGirl_Studio: @ixtumea sensory issue? #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:11 am

@JayeRobinBrown: @ixtumea Explain sensory issue? #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:11 am

@nardinisisters: I agree! RT @kmcilhagga: I think that young readers detect and reject inauthenticity even faster than adult readers. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:11 am

@BonnieAdamson: @jimhill I like happy conference pics. :-) #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:11 am

@RosanneParry: I often think of the character's audience within the story. A child @ the circus will be more giddy w/ pals than w/ parents. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:11 am

@ixtumea: @JayeRobinBrown Those who have ADHD/ADD Autism. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:11 am

@ALMIArt: checking in...finally made it to a #kidlitchat !
February 22, 2012, 2:11 am

@jimhill: @karensandlerYA I agree on the "complex backstory" but you don't have to tell the reader the backstory if you know it well #kidlitchat

February 22, 2012, 2:11 am

@shanacorey: @bonnieadamson I know authentic emotion when I read it b/c it usually makes me teary (even when it's happy emotion). #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:12 am

@BonnieAdamson: @ALMIArt welcome! #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:12 am

@ixtumea: One great example of a book that gets it with the emotion is HARMONIC FEEDBACK. Loved this bk so much. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:12 am

@RosanneParry: a child might be more emotionally open with a sibling than a parent, more vulnerable w/ a pet than a person. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:12 am

@danieller: This: RT @JayeRobinBrown As writers we have to pay attn to where our characters take us, even if it's away from orig. intentions.#kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:12 am

@JayeRobinBrown: @ixtumea Ah, okay. Thanks. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:12 am

@ixtumea: Another author who 'gets' it has to be @ellenhopkinsYA She doesn't downplay sensitive issues at all. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:12 am

@nardinisisters: @lisabrowndraws Very good point about satire! #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:12 am

@jimhill: @BonnieAdamson That's from the Pink Taco. Much happiness was had. ;-) #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:12 am

@karensandlerYA: @ixtumea I hope you've read Mockingbird. The sensory issue is a key part of it. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:12 am

@story_queen: When I write, I have to make an emotional connection with my story--it's the same when I read. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:13 am

@thebookcellarx: RT @ixtumea: One great example of a book that gets it with the emotion is HARMONIC FEEDBACK. Loved this bk so much. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:13 am

@ixtumea: @karensandlerYA OMG, yes! Loved, loved that main character. Emotions right on the mark. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:13 am

@karensandlerYA: @jimhill Oh, right, you don't want a backstory infodump. I just mean that backstory can clue the writer into how the chars feel. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:13 am

@ixtumea: @KatGirl_Studio My son has sensory issues and some bks don't address the emotions of these children/teens in realistic way. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:14 am

@nardinisisters: RT @story_queen: When I write, I have to make an emotional connection with my story--its the same when I read. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:14 am

@ixtumea: @KatGirl_Studio And when they do? I'm all over them. Big time. #kidlitchat

February 22, 2012, 2:14 am

@KatGirl_Studio: @story_queen ya me too. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:14 am

@KarlaKT: #kidlitchat am reading research on brain /emotion and how literature evokes emotional memories...brain fires in same place-fascinating!
February 22, 2012, 2:14 am

@ALMIArt: And the emotions of the drawings have to match, or be even better than, the emotion of the writing #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:14 am

@karensandlerYA: One thing that grabs me emotionally is when a char does something unexpectedly kind, but that still fits the character. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:15 am

@gregpincus: @KatGirl_Studio The question, of course, is does everyone react the same way. We all write with the same goal, I think. #Kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:15 am

@KatGirl_Studio: @ixtumea I'm still unclear on what you mean by "sensory issues". #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:15 am

@ixtumea: Writing emotion that is authetic can be hard and challenging. You have to open up, even if it is painful. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:15 am

@BonnieAdamson: I like parallel situations--emotional reaction to small issue echoes bigger reaction to big issue--anchors the emotion . . . #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:15 am

@kmcilhagga: @KarlaKT who are the researchers? Would love to know cites or more info?n #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:15 am

@jimhill: @karensandlerYA Exactly - Just say not to info dumps. Info bubbles, info burps and info hiccups all good. Dumps, bad. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:15 am

@story_queen: My favorite stories to read are those that make my laugh or cry. Or think about for a long time--I like those, too. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:15 am

@KatGirl_Studio: @gregpincus yes we all react different and so should our characters. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:16 am

@ixtumea: @KatGirl_Studio Those teens and children who deal with sensory issues. Like ADHD, ADD, Autism, Bipolar disorder. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:16 am

@nardinisisters: I thought the novel, Rules by Cynthia Lord was very authentic when dealing with autism. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:16 am

@JayeRobinBrown: @ixtumea And like people, sometimes our characters aren't honest about their own emotions and do things contrary to what we hope #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:16 am

@ixtumea: @nardinisisters Yes, exactly what I'm trying to say. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:16 am

@jimhill: @gregpincus "We all write with the same goal, I think" To be Jeff Kinney? #Kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:16 am

@ALMIArt: @story_queen My favorites are ones you think about for a long time - I have hunted down many books from my childhood for that #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:17 am

@JayeRobinBrown: @story_queen What have you read lately that comes to mind? #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:17 am

@RosanneParry: @gregpincus I think cultural differences come into play with emotional reactions. Some cultures tend to be more understated. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:17 am

@story_queen: @karensandlerYA I do so love a good surprise in a story--especially if I get surprised while I am writing it! #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:17 am

@ixtumea: ULTRAVIOLET is another great example of a character that sounds sensory issues in a realistic way. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:17 am

@lisabrowndraws: RT @JayeRobinBrown: Like us, sometimes characters aren't honest about their own emotions & do things contrary to what we hope #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:17 am

@WendyMartinArt: I'm reading a book right now, that does emotion well. And no dead parents. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:17 am

@gregpincus: @jimhill I stand corrected! :-) #kidlitchat

February 22, 2012, 2:17 am

@karensandlerYA: @ALMIArt Yes, when a story sticks with me, those are the best. Sometimes it's because it's truly frightening. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:18 am

@ixtumea: Shows that is. Jeez with the spelling #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:18 am

@lisabrowndraws: No dead parents? For shame! RT @WendyMartinArt: I'm reading a book right now, that does emotion well. And no dead parents. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:18 am

@KatGirl_Studio: @ixtumea Oh, I've never heard them called that. I have dyslexic processing disorder. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:18 am

@jimhill: @BonnieAdamson The setting of the scene and the props within can often say as much as the dialogue (or amplify the dialogue) too #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:18 am

@kmcilhagga: @Zoe_Walton agreed about Wonder, love that she uses multiple voices to engage us as readers in multiple readers #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:18 am

@story_queen: @JayeRobinBrown I laughed and cried reading THE FAULT IN OUR STARS. Reread HUNGER GAMES and cried all over again about Rue. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:19 am

@WendyMartinArt: @lisabrowndraws I think dead parents have become a crutch for many writers. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:19 am

@BonnieAdamson: @jimhill It's hard to avoid reflexive observation with first person, tho #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:19 am

@ixtumea: @KatGirl_Studio I'm up to date on the current terminology as my son deals with it. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:19 am

@JayeRobinBrown: @ixtumea Curious as to your thoughts on Marcelo in the Real World. I adored that book. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:19 am

@WendyMartinArt: @BonnieAdamson I have trouble avoiding it in third person! #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:19 am

@kmcilhagga: I love the emotion of the main characters in PICTURES OF HOLLIS WOODSn #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:19 am

@BonnieAdamson: @SheviStories adding authentic emotion #KidLitChat
February 22, 2012, 2:19 am

@shanacorey: authentic emotion doesn't need a narrator to translate it-her heart thudded/she blinked tears-clues take away from real emotion.#kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:20 am

@BonnieAdamson: @WendyMartinArt LOL #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:20 am

@jimhill: @WendyMartinArt Ah, the dead parent crutch. Is that covered by blue cross?

#kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:20 am

@deegarretson: have to remember emotions are complicated, like relationships between siblings, if shown as 1-dimensional, doesn't seem real #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:20 am

@story_queen: @ALMIArt I thought about THE BOOK THIEF for months and months after, but I don't know if I am strong enough to read it again. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:20 am

@JayeRobinBrown: @story_queen Just finished FIOS - Brilliant writing. And the Rue scene - gah.... #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:20 am

@ixtumea: @JayeRobinBrown That one I didn't read. Not yet anyway. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:20 am

@lisabrowndraws: Read a beautiful book recently,My Brother's Ghost by Allan Alberg. True emotions, but a paranormal twist. #kiDlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:20 am

@KarlaKT: @kmcilhagga I love that book! Voice of MC rang true for me #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:20 am

@WendyMartinArt: @jimhill Only if you don't work for a born again institution #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:20 am

@KatGirl_Studio: @ixtumea my causes me to have poor spacial awareness and such. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:20 am

@SheviStories: @shanacorey Yes, but a thudding heart and blinking back tears are cliches. (At least so I'm told.) #KidLitChat
February 22, 2012, 2:21 am

@helainebecker: RT @KarlaKT: #kidlitchat am reading research on brain /emotion and how literature evokes emotional memories...brain fires in same place-fascinating!
February 22, 2012, 2:21 am

@ixtumea: The LONDON EYE MYSTERY I loved so much too. Child with Asberger's solves problem and is shown in very realistic way. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:21 am

@Zoe_Walton: @kmcilhagga Yes, it's such a surprise when you first discover it won't just be Auggie's POV, but then you want more! #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:21 am

@jimhill: @WendyMartinArt ha! Zombie Mom & Dad #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:21 am

@karensandlerYA: An emotional reaction isn't just be tears/sorrow. Can be horror, fear, excitement. Any strong emotion that helps reader connect #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:21 am

@lisabrowndraws: Emotional authenticity can help fantasy and scifi transcend their genre. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:21 am

@ixtumea: And I admit I love a good romance that has emotions that I can feel. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:21 am

@shanacorey: @WendyMartinArt Wonder does emotion beautifully. And Penny From Heaven. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:22 am

@lisabrowndraws: oh, for SURE. RT @WendyMartinArt: @lisabrowndraws I think dead parents have become a crutch for many writers. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:22 am

@danieller: Remember emotions don't always make sense in real life. They don't fit in pretty boxes. That needs to come through in a story. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:22 am

@nardinisisters: RT @lisabrowndraws: Emotional authenticity can help fantasy and scifi transcend their genre. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:22 am

@KatGirl_Studio: @karensandlerYA yes, anything that makes people "feel" regardless of what they are feeling. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:22 am

@JayeRobinBrown: @karensandlerYA Or anger - think about Katsa in Graceling - she didn't get sad she got ticked off. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:22 am

@jimhill: @chavelaque all of it. Authentic emotions. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:22 am

@ixtumea: In HARMONIC FEEDBACK, I read parts to my son and asked if this is how he felt. He's like, "Duh, yeah." #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:22 am

@elissafield: Best kid emotion read this week: boy missing his divorced dad caught dad something cool w another kid. No need to say how felt .#kidlitchat

February 22, 2012, 2:23 am

@story_queen: @JayeRobinBrown I know!! I was even prepared for it this time...#kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:23 am

@WendyMartinArt: Chewing on fingernails is almost as bad as the dead parents thing. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:23 am

@ixtumea: @authortarakelly Shows the emotion of a teen with Asbergers/ADHD in such a vivid, real way. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:23 am

@lisabrowndraws: RT @WendyMartinArt: Chewing on fingernails is almost as bad as the dead parents thing. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:23 am

@ixtumea: No, what I hate is the clueless parents. Seriously, now. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:24 am

@story_queen: @jimhill @WendyMartinArt I would read a Zombie Parent Book in a heartbeat! (Bad metaphor?) #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:24 am

@nardinisisters: RT @WendyMartinArt: Chewing on fingernails is almost as bad as the dead parents thing. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:24 am

@karensandlerYA: Another trick is using subtext. The character can act pissed off, yelling, throwing things, but in reality is hiding grief. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:24 am

@Zoe_Walton: Anxiety is another emotion kids & parents relate to; we still get requests for the poster from The Worry Tree, dealing w/ this. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:24 am

@WendyMartinArt: I want to see emotion portrayed in a non-cliched way. But everything seems cliched until you dig much deeper. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:24 am

@karensandlerYA: @WendyMartinArt I suppose in a zombie book this would be replaced by chewing on the fingers themselves. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:24 am

@jimhill: @story_queen Sadly accurate metaphor #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:25 am

@SheviStories: I think one of the hardest--and most necessary--times to avoid cliche is when it comes to showing emotion. #KidLitChat
February 22, 2012, 2:25 am

@BonnieAdamson: Would anyone like to tackle authentic emotion in picture books? :-) #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:25 am

@helainebecker: RT @karensandlerYA: I think a good, complex backstory for your characters can help lead to authentic emotions. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:25 am

@WendyMartinArt: @karensandlerYA BRAINS!!!!!!!!!! #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:25 am

@SheviStories: :D RT @karensandlerYA: @WendyMartinArt I suppose in a zombie

book this would be replaced by chewing on the fingers themselves. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:25 am

@kmcilhagga: @Zoe_Walton : I especially love the POV of Augie's sis, she nailed the emotions of being an older sib of a child w health issues #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:25 am

@KatGirl_Studio: @karensandlerYA yes a lot of anger is really about fear or loss. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:25 am

@lisabrowndraws: I'll bite. It's no different. RT @BonnieAdamson: Would anyone like to tackle authentic emotion in picture books? :-) #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:25 am

@nardinisisters: RT @BonnieAdamson: Would anyone like to tackle authentic emotion in picture books? :-) #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:25 am

@Zoe_Walton: RT @danieller: Remember emotions dont always make sense in real life. That needs to come through in a story. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:25 am

@WendyMartinArt: @BonnieAdamson Wouldn't that show up mainly in the illustrations? #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:26 am

@kmcilhagga: @BonnieAdamson one of my favorite examples of emotion in a pb is WHEN SOPHIE GETS ANGRY #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:26 am

@lisabrowndraws: Was JUST thinking about that one RT @kmcilhagga: @BonnieAdamson one of my favorite examples is WHEN SOPHIE GETS ANGRY

#kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:26 am

@story_queen: @BonnieAdamson I just bought A Sick Day for Amos McGee and it is just so lovely--no tears, but it made me feel. A lot. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:26 am

@jimhill: If you can get a handle on what your character thinks they want vs. what they really need, you can dig out authentic emotion #Kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:26 am

@ixtumea: Seriously, I thought this author nailed it so well. It motivated me to try to dig even deeper with my own writing. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:26 am

@nardinisisters: RT @Zoe_Walton: RT @danieller: Remember emotions dont always make sense in real life. That needs to come through in a story. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:27 am

@karensandlerYA: Emotion in PB has to be convey more in the images than the words, I would think (don't write/illustrate PB). #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:27 am

@SheviStories: My kids also loved I WAS SO MAD, a Mercer Meyer Little Critter book. #KidLitChat
February 22, 2012, 2:27 am

@lisabrowndraws: In pbs, it often comes down to subtleties of facial expression. I've seen Oliver Jeffers do incredible things with a scribble. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:27 am

@nardinisisters: RT @SheviStories: My kids also loved I WAS SO MAD, a Mercer Meyer Little Critter book. #kidlitchat

February 22, 2012, 2:28 am

@storyconnection: Hi all. I'm just joining in. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:28 am

@danieller: Multi-tasking: Dinner, #kidlitchat, Michigan basketball game #GoBlue.
February 22, 2012, 2:28 am

@karensandlerYA: @jimhill Or what they say they want (external goal) vs. what they really want (internal goal) #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:28 am

@lisabrowndraws: I often think of pb text as little poems (whether rhymed or no). Plenty of emotion in poetry. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:28 am

@jimhill: @lisabrowndraws OliverJeffers does great work with body language too. So does Matt Phelan. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:28 am

@BonnieAdamson: @lisabrowndraws right answer, but with twist of portraying strong emotions to children who can't define them #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:28 am

@WendyMartinArt: #kidlitchat "Goodbye Mousie" tackles a child's grief over his pet's death with a minimal but deep text.
February 22, 2012, 2:29 am

@helainebecker: As an American living in Canada, I hear you! "@RosanneParry: @gregpincus Some cultures tend to be more understated. #kidlitchat"
February 22, 2012, 2:29 am

@Zoe_Walton: @kmcilhagga And I liked how the parents felt so real - not always perfect but just trying to do their best. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:29 am

@lisabrowndraws: .@jimhill Mo Willems's pigeon is emotion incarnate. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:30 am

@kmcilhagga: Another pb with emotions that blow my mind is CITY DOG, COUNTRY FROG... the illustrations say volumes w/o forcing a set feeling #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:30 am

@KatGirl_Studio: When I hear music I feel things, I see things. I try to put same triggers in my words. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:30 am

@ixtumea: @SheviStories Can you say that again? I think I read that twitter wrong. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:30 am

@chavelaque: In other words, PB texts = plot, which is really just a vehicle for creating emotions through drama (also true in novels). #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:30 am

@ChristieWild: @4KidLit @CynLeitichSmith I saw that! How cool! Yea for the midlist! And the first recipient was Ann Whitford Paul! #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:30 am

@BonnieAdamson: @chavelaque True, but each supports the other--illos provide context for words #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:30 am

@ElizabethBastos: RT @lisabrowndraws: .@jimhill Mo Willems's pigeon is emotion incarnate. #kidlitchat

February 22, 2012, 2:30 am

@KarlaKT: It's tough not to put kid emotions through my adult filter...Junie B. makes me laugh...not PB, but great kid perspective #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:31 am

@storyconnection: RT @kmcilhagga: Another pb w emotions that blow my mind is CITY DOG, COUNTRY FROG... says volumes w/o forcing a set feeling #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:31 am

@KatGirl_Studio: @BonnieAdamson I don't write PB's so... I would guess it would be similar. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:31 am

@kmcilhagga: RT @chavelaque: PB texts set up structural framework that allows the characters emotions to be shown in the illustrations. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:31 am

@ixtumea: @KarlaKT Loved Junie B. Jones. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:31 am

@RosanneParry: @helainebecker @gregpincus My German neighbors were very circumspect except for Mardi Gras when they went hog wild! Interesting. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:31 am

@BonnieAdamson: @ALMIArt Switch to #kidlitchat hashtag to make sure you're seen! #kidlitart
February 22, 2012, 2:31 am

@story_queen: A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness is filled with authentic emotion--what is written and what is implied. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:31 am

@helainebecker: "@SheviStories: @BonnieAdamson Pigeon, Scaredy Squirrel, and Deb Ohi's I'm Bored all brill at authentic pb emotion." #KidLitChat"
February 22, 2012, 2:31 am

@SheviStories: @ixtumea Little kids need to learn the words for their emotions. Show anger, but label it too. #KidLitChat
February 22, 2012, 2:32 am

@Zoe_Walton: Love to see kids' responses to characters with less emotion eg gruff Halt in Ranger's Apprentice: 'When is Halt going to smile?' #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:32 am

@storyconnection: Kids hv a different emotional register than grown-ups do. We hv to tap into that inner child when conveying emotions in books #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:32 am

@chavelaque: You take the characters' emotions that come from who they are, & add the emotions that stem from the plot situation + #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:32 am

@lisabrowndraws: Pre-readers are super emotional beings. Pbs are all about emotion. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:32 am

@ixtumea: @SheviStories I disagree. My son has ADHD/sensory issues. I just worry labeling pictures would only enforce stigmas. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:32 am

@ElizabethBastos: @lisabrowndraws @jimhill #kidlitchat one of my favorites is In The Night Kitchen, I still don't know what it means:http://t.co/TgbwyfN6
February 22, 2012, 2:32 am

@KarlaKT: @ixtumea fresh and true kid voice ...makes me think, why didn't I think to say it like that? #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:32 am

@SheviStories: @helainebecker That's what I mean. The emotions are labeled: scared, bored... #KidLitChat
February 22, 2012, 2:32 am

@jimhill: @lisabrowndraws Yes - my son loves to act out the like the pigeon when we read those (not the best for a calm bedtime routine) #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:32 am

@helainebecker: RT @lisabrowndraws: I often think of pb text as little poems (whether rhymed or no). Plenty of emotion in poetry. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:33 am

@kellyhashway: Late, but I'm here. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:33 am

@JayeRobinBrown: @Zoe_Walton That's interesting. Emotionless characters and the reason behind that. Very cool. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:33 am

@lisabrowndraws: @ElizabethBastos It's about fear of being eaten. :) #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:33 am

@ChristieWild: @chavelaque So the formula for a great PB = dramatic emotional plot! #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:33 am

@RosanneParry: And happy mardi gras today everyone! #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:33 am

@chavelaque: and that's what creates emotion in readers -- if you can get your writerly voice out of the way, or make it work. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:33 am

@ALMIArt: @BonnieAdamson Haha...oops! Thanks #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:33 am

@nardinisisters: RT @KarlaKT: @ixtumea fresh and true kid voice ...makes me think, why didnt I think to say it like that? #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:33 am

@BonnieAdamson: @lisabrowndraws which is code for being "consumed" by overbearing adults? #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:34 am

@storyconnection: W kids, emotions can be extreme i.e., temper tantrums. Surprises are big cuz they react w discovery & wonder #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:34 am

@BonnieAdamson: @ALMIArt :-) #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:34 am

@kheryncasey: Lurking #kidlitchat while reading Fault in Our Stars... chat is about emotion, so it's a perfect read.
February 22, 2012, 2:34 am

@Zoe_Walton: @JayeRobinBrown Kids are intrigued by mysterious characters - but you can't do that for all your characters. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:34 am

@KarlaKT: #kidlitchat Patricia Polacco (spelling?) does a great job evoking emotion, I

think...in words and pics
February 22, 2012, 2:34 am

@lisabrowndraws: @BonnieAdamson To understand Sendak, you need to read a little Freud. For reals. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:34 am

@storyconnection: @RosanneParry Yes, Happy Mardi Gras from the Big Easy! It was a beautiful day here for carnival! #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:34 am

@jimhill: @lisabrowndraws @ElizabethBastos Hahaha #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:34 am

@WendyMartinArt: @storyconnection I miss experiencing "big" feeling like that. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:34 am

@ixtumea: @SheviStories Ok, I thought I read that you said to label the sensory issue. Labeling an emotion is fine. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:35 am

@EMKokie: Popping into #kidlitchat for a bit...mainly lurking, due to cold. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:35 am

@JayeRobinBrown: @chavelaque Our characters react based on their own frame of reference, however broad or limited in scope. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:35 am

@Jane_George: Ack, was about to join in and dajaa texts me to p/u from BART. See you on the transcript. :) #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:35 am

@ChristieWild: RT @lisabrowndraws: Pre-readers are super emotional beings. Pbs are all about emotion. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:35 am

@BonnieAdamson: @lisabrowndraws or just listen closely to Sendak when interviewed. :-) #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:35 am

@chavelaque: @ChristieWild Kind of . . . But drama can be very small, if the writer can make the reader feel how important the small thing is #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:35 am

@story_queen: @ChristieWild @chavelaque Well...and great language. A great pb is very dependent upon not just the story, but how it is told:) #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:35 am

@nardinisisters: RT @Zoe_Walton: @JayeRobinBrown Kids are intrigued by mysterious characters - but you cant do that for all your characters. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:35 am

@shanacorey: my favorite picture books create emotion in the reader through mood/rhythm-the content, coziness of Goodnight Moon etc. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:35 am

@JayeRobinBrown: @Zoe_Walton That would become parody at some point. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:35 am

@KatGirl_Studio: @JayeRobinBrown very true. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:35 am

@storyconnection: @WendyMartinArt Yes, remember Christmas morning as a child? Talk about emotions! #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:35 am

@lisabrowndraws: Yups RT @story_queen: A great pb is very dependent upon not just the story, but how it is told:) #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:35 am

@ElizabethBastos: #kidlitchat what are your recommendations for starter books of poetry? Dive right in to Merwin with a six year old?
February 22, 2012, 2:36 am

@lisabrowndraws: RT @shanacorey: my favorite picture books create emotion in the reader through mood/rhythm-the coziness of Goodnight Moon etc. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:36 am

@nardinisisters: RT @lisabrowndraws: Yups RT @story_queen: A great pb is very dependent upon not just the story, but how it is told:) #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:36 am

@ChristieWild: @KarlaKT I love her stories! #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:36 am

@storyconnection: RT @story_queen: @ChristieWild @chavelaque & great language. A grt pb is dependent upon not just the story, but how it is told #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:36 am

@helainebecker: LOL not a prob for me, its finding the words"@storyconnection:We hv tap into that inner child when conveying emotions in books #kidlitchat"
February 22, 2012, 2:36 am

@lisabrowndraws: Shel Silverstein. RT @ElizabethBastos: #kidlitchat what are your recommendations for starter books of poetry?

February 22, 2012, 2:36 am

@WendyMartinArt: @storyconnection We didn't celebrate Christmas. But I remember waiting for stuff like birthdays. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:36 am

@ALMIArt: @lisabrowndraws @story_queen Very true - the story gives the artists the inspiration (hopefully)! #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:37 am

@Zoe_Walton: @JayeRobinBrown Yep, and withholding emotional or other info about a character is frustrating for readers. Hard to make it work. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:37 am

@kmcilhagga: RT @chavelaque: But drama can be very small, if the writer can make the reader feel how important the small thing is #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:37 am

@shanacorey: @storyconnection That's why I Want My Hat Back works so well-it doesn't shy away from the extreme of kids emotions. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:37 am

@story_queen: @ixtumea So raw...it ripped me up. But it was real, even though it was very metaphorical. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:37 am

@lisabrowndraws: But also books that are not technically "poetry" RT @ElizabethBastos: #kidlitchat what are your recommendations for starter books of poetry?
February 22, 2012, 2:38 am

@WendyMartinArt: I like PBs where the illos are at emotional odds with the text. The juxtaposition makes for great humor. #kidlitchat

February 22, 2012, 2:38 am

@storyconnection: RT @lisabrowndraws: RT @shanacorey: my fav pic books create emotion in readers thru mood/rhythm-the coziness of Goodnight Moon #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:38 am

@BonnieAdamson: @ElizabethBastos Silverstein, Jack Prelutsky--or try some of the anthologies: Sing a Song of Popcorn #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:38 am

@WriterRoss: I love the way fonts and layout blend with the art to heighten or soften the mood of the text. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:38 am

@ALMIArt: One of my favorite PB's is Jazzy Mizz Mozetta ! Great understated emotion about getting older and generation gaps #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:38 am

@lisabrowndraws: Pb poetry like Goodnight Moon, A Hole is to Dig, even "No David!" #kidlitchat @ElizabethBastos
February 22, 2012, 2:38 am

@KarlaKT: @ChristieWild Can't remember the name of the one about the German soldiers, but I get goosebumps when I remember the big boots #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:38 am

@storyconnection: @shanacorey EXACTLY!! It also plays upon kids' understanding of humor. Hello, Captain Obvious. LOL #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:39 am

@kmcilhagga: @ElizabethBastos Paul Janeczko's collections KICK IN THE HEAD, FOOT IN THE MOUTH, POKE IN THE EYE #kidlitchat

February 22, 2012, 2:39 am

@shanacorey: @ChristieWild Too many lists of favorites to narrow-but the first one that popped to mind when I thought about emotion. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:39 am

@lisabrowndraws: Diary of Anne Frank. Just kidding. RT @KarlaKT: @ChristieWild Can't remember the name of the one about the German soldiers #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:39 am

@ElizabethBastos: I've fallen in love, myself, with poet Donald Hall's Ox Cart Man, which is classified as #kidlitchat. Rhythm, slowness galore.
February 22, 2012, 2:39 am

@LeslieBulion: @elizabethbastos A. A. Milne When We Were Very Young and Now We Are Six! #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:39 am

@WendyMartinArt: I'm surprised no one has mentioned Dr. Suess. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:39 am

@karensandlerYA: Is OWL MOON considered a PB? Early reader? It's one that always hit me emotionally as I read it to my kids. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:39 am

@RosanneParry: re: authenticity, my ed. is often saying, trust your reader, you set up a good scene, let the reader do his half of the work. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:39 am

@ixtumea: You know a book 'gets' it when your ADHD son smiles huge during LIGHTNING THIEF and says, "So ADHD is good?" #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:39 am

@kmcilhagga: @ElizabethBastos also POETRY SPEAKS TO CHILDREN and HIP HOP SPEAKS TO CHILDREN #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:40 am

@SeeSavRead: RT @lisabrowndraws: @BonnieAdamson To understand Sendak, you need to read a little Freud. For reals. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:40 am

@shanacorey: @ChristieWild I think maybe because there isn't really a big plot, it's the emotion that you remember/feel. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:40 am

@WriterRoss: Soft swirls of words curling around the page or bold, extended loud letters.. engages the reader/audience into the mood of scene #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:40 am

@storyconnection: @karensandlerYA It is def a picture book. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:40 am

@jimhill: @ElizabethBastos Try a "A Kick in the Head" by Janeczko, any Shel Silverstein or Prelutsky #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:40 am

@ALMIArt: @WendyMartinArt Oh, Dr. Suess is great - his last PB is so full of emotion! #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:40 am

@storyconnection: @SeeSavRead ROFL!! #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:40 am

@Zoe_Walton: @WendyMartinArt I still vividly remember the mood evoked by The

Lorax, which I read as a kid. Emotion through setting? #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:40 am

@amykate75: RT @lisabrowndraws: Pre-readers are super emotional beings. Pbs are all about emotion. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:40 am

@ALMIArt: @WendyMartinArt You're Only Old Once #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:41 am

@karensandlerYA: @ElizabethBastos I l-o-v-e The Ox-Cart Man. One of my fave books. I've used it to teach 3rd/4th writing. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:41 am

@ChristieWild: @WriterRoss That's always fun to see in a PB. #kidlitchat I always wonder who gets the say in that. Illustrator, editor or art director?
February 22, 2012, 2:41 am

@TanyaAnderson57: Joyce Sidman is marvelous at authentic voice in poetry/picture books. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:42 am

@ixtumea: @KatGirl_Studio It was so cool to see especially after son's last principal said ADHD was 'bad'. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:42 am

@story_queen: @ALMIArt @WendyMartinArt Is there a book that showcases frustration with an annoying person as well as Green Eggs and Ham? #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:42 am

@shanacorey: @HappyCoupleXprt Did it make you cry ;) #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:42 am

@Mike_Jung: Hey all, dropping in for just a minute. What's the topic? #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:42 am

@marikotamaki: @lisabrowndraws @ElizabethBastos #kidlitchat Depends on what you want to do by intro poetry - some great collections of kids poetry
February 22, 2012, 2:42 am

@storyconnection: The Dot by Peter Reynolds always fills ME w emotion - like I could make my mark & conquer the world. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:42 am

@ALMIArt: Oh, and what about Madaline - LOVED that book as a kid - sad, but not so sad #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:42 am

@BonnieAdamson: @ChristieWild all three #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:42 am

@BonnieAdamson: @Mike_Jung adding authentic emotion #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:42 am

@karensandlerYA: @Mike_Jung Emotion. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:43 am

@ixtumea: I know this isn't YA or child lit but OUTLANDER made me want to visit Scotland. Wow, now that was emotion! #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:43 am

@Mike_Jung: Ah! Thanks, @BonnieAdamson! #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:43 am

@KatGirl_Studio: @ixtumea when i was little they told my mom I was dumb when i was really just dyslexic. She told them to shove it and took... #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:43 am

@lisabrowndraws: Here's a question: how do you stop all this "authentic emotion" from being treacly or pedantic? #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:43 am

@kmcilhagga: RT @storyconnection: The Dot by Peter Reynolds always fills ME w emotion - like I could make my mark & conquer the world. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:43 am

@ALMIArt: @story_queen RT: Is there a book that showcases frustration with an annoying person as well as Green Eggs and Ham? #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:43 am

@kmcilhagga: @marikotamaki: love love love THE DOT #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:44 am

@SheviStories: So often we'd ask, "What is the MC thinking/feeling here?" The reader needs to know. #KidLitChat
February 22, 2012, 2:44 am

@KatGirl_Studio: @ixtumea ...me to a different school. I graduated both HS and college with honors among the top in my class. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:44 am

@storyconnection: I luv observing kids in their natural play habitats. U can see real emotion in their interactions w each other. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:44 am

@marikotamaki: #kidlitchat I'm a huge fan of Alligator Pie by Dennis Lee and A Light In The Attic - were my gateways to art and poetry
February 22, 2012, 2:44 am

@ElizabethBastos: #kidlitchat speaking of kids, mine have gotten out of bed and are demanding water. Great to meet all you wonderful people! Cheers!
February 22, 2012, 2:44 am

@TanyaAnderson57: @ALMIArt @WendyMartinArt Seuss wrote this after his cruel diagnosis and long hospital stay. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:44 am

@jimhill: @Mike_Jung The USPS brought me a very special book today. Thanks to you, the EMUs and Cynthia Levinson #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:44 am

@Zoe_Walton: @lisabrowndraws Three words: Show Don't Tell. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:44 am

@KatGirl_Studio: @ixtumea showed them I guess. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:44 am

@ALMIArt: @story_queen Possibly Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now! :) #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:44 am

@lisabrowndraws: I second Light in the Attic RT @marikotamaki: #kidlitchat I'm a huge fan of A Light In The Attic - were my gateways to art and poetry
February 22, 2012, 2:44 am

@Mike_Jung: A PB that I always have a strong emotional reaction to is THE SEA SERPENT AND ME. Works perfectly on both child & adult levels. #kidlitchat

February 22, 2012, 2:44 am

@shanacorey: @lisabrowndraws Don't tell us/describe it, just show us with action. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:45 am

@lisabrowndraws: Adore that book. Agree agree RT @Mike_Jung: A PB that I always have a strong emotional reaction to is THE SEA SERPENT AND ME. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:45 am

@karensandlerYA: @lisabrowndraws I think it goes back to show don't tell. Show the character's emotional reaction rather than declaring it. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:45 am

@KarlaKT: @kmcilhagga I just read Owl Moon...Jane Yolen works magic with language. Is that one a story book or is that term out now? #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:45 am

@helainebecker: @jimhill @ElizabethBastos #kidlitchat and Sheree Fitch, Loris Lesynski. Great fun poets.
February 22, 2012, 2:45 am

@BonnieAdamson: @Mike_Jung PBs about friendship strike a deep chord for me: A Visitor for Bear #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:45 am

@JayeRobinBrown: It's why antagonists are so impt. Fully formed, they can pull up questions of deep meaning without black/white answers for kids. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:45 am

@gregpincus: @ixtumea Good grief. Don't get me started on pathologizing and labeling kids and such. It creates an authentic emotion, though! #kidlitchat

February 22, 2012, 2:45 am

@karensandlerYA: @Zoe_Walton Heh. You got to the buzzer way before me. You'd beat me for sure at Jeopardy. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:45 am

@jimhill: @lisabrowndraws Good writing? *kidding* Um, just be honest, respect your reader and don't coddle. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:45 am

@ixtumea: @mstiefvater does a great job showing emotion in her stories. Love them. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:46 am

@storyconnection: The Giving Tree by Silverstein & I Love You Forever by Munsch evoke extreme emotions fr readers #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:46 am

@ixtumea: @gregpincus OMG, yes, it does! #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:46 am

@Mike_Jung: @jimhill I'm glad it got there! And WE'VE GOT A JOB is a nonfic that stirred a lot of emotion for me. Very powerful. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:46 am

@Koppelmom: Wow, sorry I'm late. Such a good #kidlitchat!
February 22, 2012, 2:46 am

@storyconnection: RT @BonnieAdamson: @Mike_Jung PBs about friendship strike a deep chord for me: A Visitor for Bear #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:46 am

@JayeRobinBrown: @kmcilhagga The Dot! Love that book. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:46 am

@Zoe_Walton: @karensandlerYA Writers' Jeopardy, now there's a scary thought. :) #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:47 am

@kmcilhagga: Have to go. Thanks for the thought provoking chat everyone - this was my first time, can't wait to come back! #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:47 am

@SheviStories: I think writers sometimes go overboard with show don't tell regarding emotion. Who doesn't want to hear, "I love you?" #KidLitChat
February 22, 2012, 2:47 am

@SeeSavRead: Both make me teary. "@storyconnection: The Giving Tree by Silverstein & I Love You Forever by Munsch evoke extreme emotions #kidlitchat"
February 22, 2012, 2:47 am

@EgmontUSA: Since we're talking emotion, how do you feel about the unhappy resolution? #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:47 am

@BonnieAdamson: @kmcilhagga please do! #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:47 am

@KatGirl_Studio: @ixtumea being learning disabled is not Bad or someone's fault. it's just something you have to work with and overcome. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:47 am

@ixtumea: @EgmontUSA Depends on the story. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:47 am

@Mike_Jung: @BonnieAdamson Agreed. Friendship is another thing that works on all levels. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:47 am

@nardinisisters: RT @EgmontUSA: Since we're talking emotion, how do you feel about the unhappy resolution? #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:47 am

@lisabrowndraws: I love it, naturally. RT @EgmontUSA: Since we're talking emotion, how do you feel about the unhappy resolution? #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:47 am

@jimhill: @Mike_Jung I believe you I read the intro and was feeling it. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:47 am

@elissafield: For PB love Jon Muth Zen Shorts, etc. He has a gifted hand at brush & words - creates quiet where more subtle kid emot's bloom. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:48 am

@JayeRobinBrown: @EgmontUSA Sometimes that is the resolution. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:48 am

@WendyMartinArt: @EgmontUSA It depends on whether the ending is satisfying and in keeping with the story. Mostly I like happy ends. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:48 am

@BonnieAdamson: Oh, and once I became a parent, Runaway Bunny was almost too emotional to get through . . . #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:48 am

@storyconnection: @EgmontUSA Totally makes me uncomfortable. But I think books

don't always hv to hv tiding endings. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:48 am

@Mike_Jung: A recent PB that really gets me is MONDAY IS ONE DAY, just because I'm right in the thick of the working parent thing. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:48 am

@jimhill: @EgmontUSA If it makes sense to the story, bring it on. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:48 am

@kheryncasey: So, I've heard that showing basic emotions like sadness can be melodramatic and cliche... Truth? #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:48 am

@WriterRoss: @ChristieWild I don't know but it certainly adds depth for me as a reader. (And alas, I can't draw.) #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:48 am

@EgmontUSA: I see over and over people complain if it doesn't end on a positive note. And I think that's unrealistic. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:48 am

@Mike_Jung: @jimhill It's really meaningful stuff! I was deeply affected. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:48 am

@marikotamaki: @EgmontUSA I am a fan of depicting the passage of time over a concrete resolution - what gets "resolved" when you're a kid? #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:48 am

@karensandlerYA: @EgmontUSA I think it has to be satisfying in some way. So the reader doesn't feel cheated. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:49 am

@WendyMartinArt: My daughter's favorite PB for a long time was the Kissing Hand. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:49 am

@CynthVonBuhler: @lisabrowndraws @mike_jung That was my editor's book: The Sea Serpent & Me #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:49 am

@EgmontUSA: But it's an issue I keep coming back to. So many people expect happily ever after. Is that right? #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:49 am

@marikotamaki: @EgmontUSA agreed #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:49 am

@KatGirl_Studio: @ixtumea I am appalled when I hear that kids are still, to this day, being persecuted for learning disabilities. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:49 am

@ixtumea: @EgmontUSA You know how I feel, right? I hate stories that force a happy ever after ending. I'm more for the realistic ones. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:49 am

@BonnieAdamson: @EgmontUSA AS long as there's hope for a resolution, it doesn't have to be tidy. I don't like BLEAK #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:49 am

@MissingMyMop: @EgmontUSA I am not a fan of the unhappy resolution. It feels unfinished. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:49 am

@ec_newman: @EgmontUSA I think unhappy is more realistic, but until I was in late high school, i hated a book when it didn't end happily. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:49 am

@lisabrowndraws: It is a gorgeous thing, words & art RT @CynthVonBuhler: @lisabrowndraws @mike_jung my editor's book: The Sea Serpent & Me #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:49 am

@WendyMartinArt: @EgmontUSA No. Some stories don't have a happily ever after, but that's okay. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:49 am

@SheviStories: @kheryncasey I think you have to show what fits your character. Let her be who she is, sad or whatever. #KidLitChat
February 22, 2012, 2:49 am

@storyconnection: Go the F*** to Sleep totally captures the frustration of the parent of a child who won't sleep w LOL humor. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:49 am

@karensandlerYA: @EgmontUSA The Fault in Our Stars didn't end on a happy note (is that a spoiler?) but it's very satisfying. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:50 am

@SeeSavRead: All of @missamykr and @peterhreynolds' books pack emotional punches. Our family loves them. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:50 am

@Mike_Jung: @EgmontUSA If the ending needs to be unhappy, it'd be problematic to do otherwise. CARLOS IS GONNA GET IT comes to mind. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:50 am

@kheryncasey: @EgmontUSA I think that there needs to be a balance. The MC should

both lose something and gain something. "Hooked" craft book #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:50 am

@MissingMyMop: RT @BonnieAdamson: @EgmontUSA AS long as there's hope for a resolution, it doesn't have to be tidy. I don't like BLEAK #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:50 am

@mstiefvater: @ixtumea Aw, thanks. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:50 am

@Zoe_Walton: @EgmontUSA If not a happy ending, I like at least a note of hope or possibility of positive change to come. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:50 am

@WillasRamblings: @EgmontUSA I actually adore books that don't end in a happy note, because that's life. Most of the time life isn't perfect. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:50 am

@ixtumea: @EgmontUSA I admit it. When younger I HATED Disney fairy tales. My famiy wasn't that way & I couldn't help but feel lied to. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:50 am

@KatGirl_Studio: @ixtumea I had a teacher who acted like i was dumb because i didn't know my phone #. I was 5. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:51 am

@JayeRobinBrown: @karensandlerYA @EgmontUSA Flash Burnout is another one that didn't end the way I expected. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:51 am

@nardinisisters: I believe alot of authentic emotion works when the reader is or has experienced the same emotion as the character. Bonding. #kidlitchat

February 22, 2012, 2:51 am

@storyconnection: @Mike_Jung @EgmontUSA and Loser by Jerry Spinelli #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:51 am

@kheryncasey: @karensandlerYA @EgmontUSA ... I'm reading that right now, and yes, that's a spoiler. I think I should leave now. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:51 am

@Mike_Jung: @EgmontUSA Or FEED. The definitive unhappy resolution, and a classic ending IMHO. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:51 am

@BonnieAdamson: @karensandlerYA Because it seemed inevitable--that's another type of happy ending, don't you think? #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:51 am

@karensandlerYA: There are books I avoid because I know the story will break my heart. Almost didn't read Hunger Games for that reason. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:51 am

@KatGirl_Studio: @ixtumea I told her "Why would I know my phone #, I don't call myself." she called my parents. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:52 am

@storyconnection: RT @nardinisisters: A lot of authentic emotion works when the reader is or has experienced the same emotion as the character #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:52 am

@gregpincus: @WillasRamblings A happy note doesn't mean life is perfect, though. I like "hope" in endings. . #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:52 am

@ixtumea: Ok, with Hunger Games? The last book was so disappointing to me. Why? The character that I loved so much? Was so passive. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:52 am

@Mike_Jung: @CynthVonBuhler It's a FANTASTIC book. :) #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:52 am

@kheryncasey: @karensandlerYA Still haven't read Hunger Games for that reason. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:52 am

@ixtumea: I know that it was to show the horror and disillusion of war and all but I couldn't help but feel letdown. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:53 am

@Koppelmom: I would rather have an unhappy resolution than something that screams sequel. Nothing more frustrating for a kid. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:53 am

@MissingMyMop: RT @gregpincus: @WillasRamblings A happy note doesn't mean life is perfect, though. I like "hope" in endings. . #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:53 am

@karensandlerYA: @gregpincus Me too. I'm big on hope. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:53 am

@KatGirl_Studio: @ixtumea I was bared from taking honors classes in middle school because I was labeled a "resource student" #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:53 am

@ixtumea: @KatGirl_Studio OMG, that is something my son would say. #kidlitchat

February 22, 2012, 2:53 am

@TanyaAnderson57: @Mike_Jung @EgmontUSA The Book Thief...such an ending! #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:53 am

@storyconnection: @gregpincus @WillasRamblings A happy note doesn't mean life is perfect, though. I like "hope" in endings. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:53 am

@BonnieAdamson: STARGIRL comes to mind as example of the kind of uncertain ending you can still hang your hat on . . . or your tie. :-) #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:53 am

@KatGirl_Studio: @ixtumea which was the PC way of calling someone learning disabled. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:53 am

@Koppelmom: @jenniferweiner And her abuser went on to win awards and accolades from the entire kingdom. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:53 am

@SheviStories: I have no interest in reading HUNGER GAMES. I like Dystopian Lit like I like all lit--funny. #KidLitChat
February 22, 2012, 2:53 am

@helainebecker: Agree.why I like bittersweet endings- good & bad entwined"@marikotamaki: @EgmontUSA I what gets "resolved" when you're a kid? #kidlitchat"
February 22, 2012, 2:53 am

@karensandlerYA: @kheryncasey Speaking of spoilers (my apologies!), I *looked* for spoilers for the HG books so I'd be prepared. #kidlitchat

February 22, 2012, 2:54 am

@jimhill: Got to run. Brain... shutting... down... #Kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:54 am

@ixtumea: @KatGirl_Studio the problem now is son doesn't qualify for resource as he's too 'smart'. Most ADHD kids are gifted. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:54 am

@KatGirl_Studio: @ixtumea I seemed totally logical to my 5 year old self. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:54 am

@WendyMartinArt: I dislike a saccharine ending as much as an unsatisfying sad ending. Balance is key. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:54 am

@LeslieBulion: @TanyaAnderson57 I thought The Book Thief was incredible on so many levels!n #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:54 am

@jenlam26: @EgmontUSA I think it can be unhappy as long as it is realistic and satisfying #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:54 am

@ixtumea: @SheviStories Oh, the first two books were so GOOD. Such great emotion and characters. Loved them. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:54 am

@ixtumea: @EgmontUSA I think the big thing is if reader feels manipulated with the ending. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:55 am

@karensandlerYA: This is plenty fun, but I have to go help with dinner. Good night all. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:55 am

@EgmontUSA: Thanks for the insight, guys. Makes me happier to champion the books that choose honesty instead of the expected. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:55 am

@Mike_Jung: @TanyaAnderson57 @EgmontUSA WAYS TO LIVE FOREVER couldn't possibly end on a happy note, but the ending's incredible & profound. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:55 am

@CynthVonBuhler: I loved "Mama" about a lost baby hippo after a tsunami. It was incredibly emotional even though it only used one word. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:55 am

@TanyaAnderson57: @LeslieBulion You're so right. It's the most memorable book of all time IMHO. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:55 am

@EgmontUSA: For the record, I like happy endings, too. But mostly, satisfying endings, and those are the hardest to attain. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:56 am

@kheryncasey: @karensandlerYA Haha, it's okay... I've really had a feeling that this isn't going to have a happy ending. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:56 am

@lisabrowndraws: Have you seen "Hug"? Also. RT @CynthVonBuhler: I loved "Mama" about a lost baby hippo after a tsunami.#kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:56 am

@WendyMartinArt: @EgmontUSA Why do you think satisfying is hard to attain? #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:56 am

@LeslieBulion: @TanyaAnderson57 ah, a kindred spirit!n #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:56 am

@Mike_Jung: @TanyaAnderson57 @EgmontUSA Can you believe I still haven't read THE BOOK THIEF? #readerfail #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:56 am

@BonnieAdamson: @Mike_Jung I avoided it for a long time . . . it's worth the agony, tho #readerfail #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:57 am

@SheviStories: @Mike_Jung Now there's a book I really want to read, The Book Thief. #KidLitChat
February 22, 2012, 2:57 am

@LeslieBulion: @Mike_Jung No! I'd get on that if I were you! #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:57 am

@TanyaAnderson57: @EgmontUSA No worse feeling than loving a book and it's ending feels tidy or written too fast, too easy. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:57 am

@KatGirl_Studio: @ixtumea lol that was the same with me. In the 9th grade the school psych told me I was smarter than her and took me out. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:57 am

@ixtumea: I loved TWISTED by Laurie Halse Anderson. Great emotion told from a boy's POV. #kidlitchat

February 22, 2012, 2:58 am

@EgmontUSA: @WendyMartinArt I think a truly great satisfying ending is hard to achieve. The kind where everything feels precisely right. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:58 am

@CynthVonBuhler: I'll look for it. “@lisabrowndraws: Have you seen "Hug"? Also. RT "I loved "Mama" about a lost baby hippo after a tsunami. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:58 am

@ixtumea: @EgmontUSA I think there's always someone who won't be satistifed with a story. Very subjective. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:58 am

@BonnieAdamson: Totally agree->RT @TanyaAnderson57: @EgmontUSA No worse feeling than loving a book and ending feels tidy or written too fast #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:58 am

@TanyaAnderson57: @LeslieBulion Love it when we find one another. LOL #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:58 am

@KatGirl_Studio: @ixtumea yes most LD kids are extremely smart. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:58 am

@nardinisisters: I think maybe, yes. RT @SheviStories: Is there a different emotional honesty in boy books than girl books? What do you think? #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:59 am

@SheviStories: @BonnieAdamson I felt that Ella Enchanted ended to quickly, and in a way that didn't make sense. The movie fixed it, though. #KidLitChat
February 22, 2012, 2:59 am

@shanacorey: @nardinisisters Definitely. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:59 am

@EgmontUSA: I've always felt that endings are the very hardest piece. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:59 am

@lisabrowndraws: Ta folks, dinner calls. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 2:59 am

@WendyMartinArt: @EgmontUSA I agree. Life is rarely so neat & compartmentalized. Scorpio Races has a gd end. Not sad, not happy, sort of both. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 3:00 am

@ec_newman: and beginnings and the middle bit. lol RT @EgmontUSA: I've always felt that endings are the very hardest piece. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 3:00 am

@storyconnection: Having survived Katrina, I wrote a PB after. It was rejected cuz the emotions were "too raw." Every editor cried. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 3:00 am

@gregpincus: Thanks for the chat, y'all. Keep on yakking, but I have to leave this #kidlitchat. Should be a great transcript!
February 22, 2012, 3:00 am

@SheviStories: @ixtumea Is there a local group you can talk to? We have Autism NJ, for example. Don't know about ADHD... #KidLitChat
February 22, 2012, 3:00 am

@Zoe_Walton: What are your thoughts on the 'years later' tidy-up ending a la Harry Potter or Hunger Games? #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 3:00 am

@Mike_Jung: @EgmontUSA Yup. It's where a lot of books flounder - I can almost always forgive a flawed ending, but I have to FORGIVE it. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 3:00 am

@BonnieAdamson: @storyconnection It must have been about the pets . . . I found all my emotion concentrated there after Katrina #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 3:01 am

@CynthVonBuhler: I agree. She sent it to me and I enjoyed it. “@Mike_Jung: @CynthVonBuhler It's a FANTASTIC book. :) #kidlitchat”
February 22, 2012, 3:01 am

@ixtumea: @Zoe_Walton I hated that ending. Dh though thought it was perfect. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 3:01 am

@BonnieAdamson: @Zoe_Walton worked better for HP, for me--b/c I had lived with those characters longer #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 3:02 am

@LeslieBulion: @Zoe_Walton I so disliked that last part of HP. All of the childhood sweethearts marry? #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 3:02 am

@Mike_Jung: @Zoe_Walton I feel pretty "meh" about the "X years later" endings - they usually feel unnecessary to me. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 3:02 am

@danieller: Endings are so hard, but I always think the beginning - the when to really start a character's story - can be even harder. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 3:02 am

@storyconnection: @BonnieAdamson No, this one was about a mother & daughter. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 3:02 am

@shanacorey: actually for picturebooks/readers, I think Poppleton does emotion really well-very subtle, all mood-but you feel it too. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 3:03 am

@Mike_Jung: Fun chat y'all, I'm out. Thanks so much! #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 3:03 am

@LeslieBulion: @Mike_Jung I also like to leave it up to readers to ponder the future for the characters. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 3:03 am

@danieller: @ixtumea @Zoe_Walton I like it if that means JK will eventually write a book about Harry's kids! That or a prequel. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 3:03 am

@storyconnection: @LeslieBulion @Zoe_Walton But they are prob divorced now... LOL #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 3:03 am

@Zoe_Walton: @Mike_Jung I'm with you there. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 3:03 am

@KatGirl_Studio: @danieller I so want to read an HP prequel. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 3:04 am

@Zoe_Walton: @danieller Ah, prequels are a whole other topic! #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 3:04 am

@LeslieBulion: @storyconnection funny/sad #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 3:04 am

@kheryncasey: @danieller And I agree. SO MUCH. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 3:04 am

@TanyaAnderson57: @LeslieBulion @Mike_Jung Agreed! Let them own the story and take it further. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 3:04 am

@BonnieAdamson: Goodnight, all--this was very thought-provoking. Appreciate the insight. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 3:05 am

@LeslieBulion: Thanks and good night to all. #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 3:05 am

@KarlaKT: @kmcilhagga how fiction rings true---why does good writing resonate-how does it evoke emotion? How about you? #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 3:05 am

@storyconnection: Great chat!n #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 3:05 am

@kheryncasey: Insurgent excerpt is up!!!! http://t.co/21a1orDR #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 3:06 am

@helainebecker: Goodnight all! #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 3:06 am

@TanyaAnderson57: Night, all! Off to watch Parenthood. #kidlitchat

February 22, 2012, 3:06 am

@SheviStories: Good night, #KidLitChat friends. I love you! How's that for authentic emotion? Happy writing!
February 22, 2012, 3:06 am

@danieller: @Zoe_Walton Ha! I know. I miss Harry so much that I like to fool myself into thinking JK will write a prequel, sequel, anything! #kidlitchat
February 22, 2012, 3:06 am

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