There’s an intensity to writing a short story, a pressure to make use of every element—the word count demands it. But this isn’t necessarily a constraint. It’s an opportunity to explore structure, style, and syntax in ways you can’t in a novel (that’s an entirely different panel). A group of writers talks about where they find inspiration for short stories, why they’re drawn to the form, which stories they’ve wrestled with most, and more.
With: Noah Ballard, CJ Hauser, Ivelisse Rodriguez and Ruvanee Vilhauer