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.
5. Storyboard for picture books and board books to figure out how many sentences per page on average and how it varies.
6. Novel-length works – use same cheat sheet but switch out your comparables that best fit your novel-length work.

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 last video in the series click:
https://youtu.be/yOoFAN_9zqg .

To watch all the videos, visit the playlist here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLVaAxEXaoZvUyefJSngOYB5GV-mmIycUM .

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