9 of 9: Writing for Children and Teens: Theme and Content by Cynthea Liu

Today’s the day–my last vlog! Click below to learn more about Theme and Content.

In this video, Cynthea Liu discusses Theme and Content as it relates to multiple formats withing the children and teens genre.

Cynthea discusses:
1. What is theme and what to consider when it comes to your target format.
2. How do determine if content is appropriate for your format.

The Table of Contents for the video series:

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8 of 9: Writing for Children and Teens: How to Fit Your Writing Style to Different Formats by Cynthea Liu

 

Today’s vlog post: How to Fit Your Writing Style to Different Formats!

In this video, Cynthea Liu goes over the main ideas when it comes to fitting an author’s writing style with different formats of children’s books.

Cynthea’s main points:
1. Examine comparables.
2. Use of dialogue and descriptive
3. Showing and Telling – when are things shown versus just told
4. Transitions from scene to scene.
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7 of 9: Writing for Children and Teens: Structure for Different Formats by Cynthea Liu

 

Today’s topic on Writing for Children and Teens is about Structure for Different Formats!

In this video, Cynthea Liu discusses the different structures for different formats and age groups.
In the video Cynthea covers these topics:
1. Structure matters, how a book is organized
2. PBs: length, page count and page turns, storyboarding and story arc.
3. Board Book: length, page count, and page turns, story-boarding and story arc.
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6 of 9: Writing for Children and Teens: Complexity (Word Count, Plotting, etc.) in Different Formats by Cynthea Liu

For today’s topic on Writing for Children and Teens, I’m going to discuss the Complexity in Different Formats.

In this video by Cynthea Liu, she discusses how to approach complexity when dabbling in multiple formats.

Cynthea’s main points:
1. Word Count matters and how to figure out guidelines.
2. Complexity of plotting and how that varies from board book to YA.

The Table of Contents for the video series:

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5 of 9: Writing for Children and Teens: What Age Your Main Character Should Be by Cynthea Liu

Today’s vlog post will help YOU figure out what age your main character should be.

In this installment, Cynthea Liu advises writers on how to determine the age of their main character. Cynthea discusses the main points of how to decide which age your main character should be based on which format you’re writing in.

The Table of Contents for the video series:

1. Writing for Multiple Formats: Introduction
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4 of 9: Writing for Children and Teens: How to Write for Multiple Formats by Cynthea Liu

Today’s vlog post is about HOW to write for multiple formats click here to view it

Cynthea Liu on how to write for multiple formats when it comes to children’s publishing. She discusses what differences mark the variations of the formats.

The Table of Contents for the video series:

1. Writing for Multiple Formats: Introduction
2. What You Should Remember When Hearing Advice about this Topic: Disclaimers
3. Writing for Multiple Formats: The Benefits
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3 of 9: Writing for Children and Teens: The Benefits of Writing Multiple Formats by Cynthea Liu

In Cynthea’s  second video in an 8 part series, she discusses the benefits of writing for multiple formats in children’s literature. There are many benefits to writing in multiple formats, and Cynthea discusses them all.

If you enjoyed Writing for Multiple Formats, click  to find out the benefits of multiple formats.

Cynthea Liu covers two main points in this video about the benefits of writing for multiple formats:
1. The challenge
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1 of 9: Writing for Children and Teens: Writing For Multiple Formats by Cynthea Liu

In a series of videos for WriteOnCon, Cynthea Liu begins an 8 part campaign on writing for children and teens. For my first blog post I am going to be discussing how and why you should write in multiple formats.

In the first video of the series, Cynthea Liu introduces herself, and begins to expand on the idea of writing for multiple formats in children and teen publishing.

1 of 9: How to Write for Multiple Children’s Book Formats at WriteOnCon.org

Sit back and relax in this 9-part video series about how to write picture books, middle grade novels, young adult novels, and much much more. I will discuss theme, content, style, structure, and other major differences to help you navigate which format or formats may be “write” up your alley!

Here’s the list of what these nine videos will be about:

1. Writing for Multiple Formats: Introduction
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