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.
4. Novel-length works (Chapter Books, Middle Grade, Young Adult): type of structure (chaptered or not), page counts by chapter, how does your manuscript structure map to story arc?
5. In general, consider how story arc matches to your story structure. Is it proportional?
6. What do you do when your book is not chaptered?

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

Tip: For estimations: 250 manuscript words equals one printed page for novel-length works.

To watch the last video in the series click:

To view all the previous videos go to the playlist here:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLVaAxEXaoZvUyefJSngOYB5GV-mmIycUM .

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