Emotional Resonance in Picture Books

with Eileen Robinson

"If there's no emotion, there's no book."

- Eileen Robinson

Beloved children's editor Eileen Robinson reveals how to pack an emotional punch in this special two-part webinar series: POUR YOUR HEART OUT: EMOTION IN THE PAGES OF PICTURE BOOKS. Even more important, picture books should have layers and movement in the emotion. In this webinar, Eileen will share some picture books with heart, give you some writing exercises to draw your own emotions forward, and leave you with homework to do between the first and second sessions.

This two-part session includes 2.5 hours of video, transcripts, downloadable audio tracks, and downloadable exercises. Plus, you get lifetime access to come back and do these exercises for each new manuscript. This is definitely one you'll want to visit again and again.

If your book is missing that extra layer or isn't resonating with readers, Eileen is here to help you find the missing piece.

"This was so so helpful -- thank you, Eileen, Julie, and Kelli! The exercises and homework were fantastic. Can't wait to fix several manuscripts... 😎"

- Jenn Ferna Hall

"This was WONDERFUL! Putting the emotion into my stories is a challenge for me - you've given me new tools for digging deep, getting through my barriers, and finding the 'why's' of my characters' emotions."

- Judy Cheek

"You've given us the ability to craft stories with SOUL.Thank you!"

- Liz Godfrey

Your Instructor

Eileen Robinson
Eileen Robinson
Eileen Robinson has worked with children’s writers all over the world for over twenty years. Former Executive Editor at Scholastic, Editorial Director at Harcourt and co-founder of Reycraft Books, she has acquired published works from the U.K. and Italy, and created original works for U.S. markets. One of the very few African-Americans to own an imprint, she is the founder of Move Books, now housed at Charlesbridge Publishing as “Charlesbridge Moves,” headed by Eileen. She teaches the art of revision with Harold Underdown at their annual Revision Retreat through The Highlights Foundation as well as individual workshops. She also serves on the Connecticut Digital Library Board helping connect new voices with readers, as well as working to amplify the voices of people of color.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 14 days and we will give you a full refund.

"Loved this webinar! Can’t wait to use some of these methods in my future stories! The emotions of the story characters are so important. "

- Alice Fulgione:

"This was so eye-opening. Thank you! I used a manuscript with a lot of emotional content but realized the emotion isn’t really in the story. I think I was holding back too much. This has made a huge difference."

- Deb McGarvey

"This is my first year of 12x12. This webinar workshop series, alone, was worth the price of admission."

- Mel Sheperd

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