How Friendly Peer Competition Motivates Writing Career - Mark Graham

In Chapter 13 of 19 in his 2011 Capture Your Flag interview with host Erik Michielsen, editor and writer Mark Graham how his Internet writing peers provide friendly competition and motivate him to improve. Graham enjoys reading friends' articles critically to not only provide feedback but also to inform his own development and ideas. He also how peers motivate and inspire him on story turnaround time. In his new editor role, Graham looks beyond individual writing pieces to more a body of work, how and when it was laid out, and how it resonated with viewers and fans. Graham is currently a senior editor at MTV Networks. Previously he worked in editing and writing roles at New York Magazine and Gawker Media. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.A. in English.