On writing long stories

Interview with William Woolfitt, at Speaking of Marvels

At their best, long stories do what novels do: they capture a whole, complex world; they leap across time and space, covering extensive swathes of time and ranging across diverse settings. But the long story does so under the constraints of a much shorter length, an almost necessarily faster pace. So there is pressure on every page—every paragraph, even—to be essential.

Read Patricia’s interview with William Woolfitt, on the particular joys and challenges of writing long stories, here:

Patricia Grace King interviewed on writing long stories

Victor King