Jul 11, 2018
Michael Graff is a freelance writer. His work has appeared
in in The Guardian, Garden &
Gun, POLITICO, SUCCESS, Washingtonian, Our
State, Southwest: The Magazine, and SB
Nation Longform. He writes a monthly column for the back page
of Charlotte magazine, where he served as editor from 2013
to 2017. Previously, Michael served as a senior editor and
writer at Our State magazine, and as the Sunday enterprise
writer and a sports writer at the Fayetteville
Observer. He has received multiple notable selections in
Best American Sports Writing and Best American
Essays. Michael earned a bachelor's degree in English
from High Point University.
This episode is
perfect for anyone interested in freelance
writing, storytelling, life, death and
IN THIS EPISODE
- Michael explains
what he does and how he thinks of his work.
- He shares the most profound essay he has
- He reveals the
question that drives most of his writing.
- He considers the topic that all his writing
- Michael tells a story about his father.
- He shares what to do with this
- He describes how he goes about his
work as a story teller.
- He explains why reporting is far more
interesting to him than writing.
- Michael discusses how
editor informs his work as a writer.
- He shares how an editor changed his life as an
editor and writer.
- He talks about why he tells stories and what
moment he tries to find in his writing.
- He answers whether he writes for an audience or for
- Michael explains
quotes from writers and photographers about his work.
- He identifies what he is intense about and what he
- He answers whether success is on his mind and whether
he feels successful.
- He talks about his childhood and how it
informs who he is today.
- Michael reveals the most freeing thing he has
- He addresses whether he wants to be considered a great
Southern story teller.
- He shares the
story he wants told about him.
plus Mark Peres' Personal Word Essay: Memory and
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