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
4. How to Write for Multiple Formats: The Factors (What to Study)
5. The Factors: Age of Main Character
6. The Factors: Complexity: (Word Count, Plotting, etc.)
7. The Factors: Structure (Differences among the formats)
8. The Factors: Style
9. The Factors: Theme and Content

To watch the previous video click: http://ow.ly/WTPB30dE0yw .

And to view all of the previous videos in the series visit: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLVaAxEXaoZvUyefJSngOYB5GV-mmIycUM .

Note:

Please note that I do NOT think it is a disadvantage to write in only one format. Plenty of authors do full-day visits, writing in one format and do very well! For me, it is not any harder or easier to get full-day visits related to one-format or multiple. I’ve just noticed that there are some principals or media specialists who want to bring an author for the whole school to see to stretch those dollars or bring you back again to hit other grades etc. So just keep that in mind!

I did not mention in this video, and I probably should have, that knowing all about the various formats really helps me better conceive any single work and present it to agents and editors as a potentially publishable work.

 

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