At the Los Angeles Times, Charles Yu discusses the novelistic techniques he employs in his television writing and, conversely, how his TV projects influence his fiction. “I find myself trying to import skills and tools from scripts to novels and back again,” Yu says. “From TV I’ve learned about structure and outlining and how to thread multiple storylines through a longer work. Going in the other direction, I try to find ways to incorporate my voice, my tone and a sense of being experimental from my books into my TV projects.”
“War happens when words no longer work. Yet war is declared at the very point when words are at their most powerful. It’s an odd kind of paradox. In a time of war, the familiar words of your own language can become even more significant, as language is linked to the idea of home.” At JSTOR Daily, linguist Chi Luu looks at trauma and language loss.
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