The Slow, Majestic Process of Short Story Writing With Kim Fu

March 31, 2022 | 1 book mentioned

At Full Stop, Kim Fu discusses Lesser Known Monsters of the 21st Century, an eclectic, fantastical short story collection that approaches the form with a wholly original meticulousness. “The comparison I’ve often made is that writing a novel feels like trying to build a house while living on the construction site—a slow, messy, majestic process, pouring the foundation and roughing in the framing while it still isn’t keeping out the wind. Writing a short story feels like trying to put together the internal workings of a watch—setting every tiny gear and jewel in its place, seeing if it will run. The constraints, frustrations, and joys are quite distinct.”

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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