Charles Yu on Switching Between TV and Novel Writing

February 15, 2021

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.”

is a writer and illustrator. She is the author of two illustrated books, Last Night's Reading (Penguin Books, 2015) and Sanpaku (Archaia 2018).

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