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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From Craft to Career: How to Make a Financial Life as a Children’s Book Writer

Last week, I spoke for the SCBWI-IL Chicago network along with Savy Leiser.  We had a lovely group who were interested in my sharing the slides from that talk. From Craft to Career: How to Make A Financial Life as a Children’s Book Writer and take note: as a busy writer, you don’t HAVE to waste your precious time formatting PPT presentations.  Spend that time on what you’re actually saying and the content of your talk.

Code 7 Challenge: Kissy will be hard at work at Starts With Us!

Hello everyone,

Today is a flagship day as Kissy and I announce our latest challenge for those of you who are looking for some feedback on your manuscript. It’s RLGL on steroids and maybe just maybe we can help you get your book published too!  If you’d like Kissy to sniff at your manuscript and the editorial team at Starts With Us, take the Code 7 Challenge and get crackin’!

 

 

AFCC Call for Papers Open Now!

Looking for a chance to connect and share with fellow professionals and experts in children’s publishing? Network, explore and learn at the Asian Festival of Children’s Content in Singapore! The festival runs from May 17th-21st, 2017 and will feature a wide variety of illustrators, authors, publishing professionals, and early literacy experts – and one of them could be you! The AFCC Call for Papers is open now. Submit your proposal by October 1st, 2016 to be considered as a speaker.