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Meet the Members: Michael Wood

I would obviously not turn down being a famous writer but my current aspirations are merely to wake up, make coffee and have nothing in the way of spending the next four hours sitting at a desk looking over an expansive view, inspired and lost in my words.

Michael Wood

A member of the Writers’ League since 2024, Michael lives in the Austin area.

Scribe: Welcome, writer! Tell us — what do you write?

Michael Wood: I am still working out what I like to write. Up till now it has just been stories from my life. I was a journalist in my past life and wrote freelance for magazines. I detoured from this into a variety of other careers but I am coming back to it now. I love to read dark satirical novels. I suspect this is what I will write.

Scribe: If you could choose one author to blurb your book, who would it be, and what would you want it to say?

MW: My favorite author over time is Stephen King. I would want him to say that he could tell I was a writer.

Scribe: You have one book you’re allowed to push onto all of your friends, and they’re forced to read it to remain your friend — which one would you choose?

MW: My life is filled with recency bias so I am going to say the last really good book I read which was a few years ago: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab.

Scribe: Tell us your WLT story.

MW: I just joined, so I don’t have a great story yet. I was referred to WLT by my friend Ben who is an English professor here in Austin. I went to a one page event and was impressed. I saw a 13 year old read a story of his and if he can do it then so the hell can I!!

Scribe: Where do you see your writing taking you (or you taking it) in the future?

MW: I would obviously not turn down being a famous writer but my current aspirations are merely to wake up, make coffee and have nothing in the way of spending the next four hours sitting at a desk looking over an expansive view, inspired and lost in my words.

Scribe: Here at the WLT, we love sharing book recommendations. What’s one book that has come out within the past few years that you couldn’t put down? (Bonus points if the book is Texas related!)

MW: I am currently reading Homesick for Another World by Ottessa Moshfegh. I am half way through and already sickened by her imagery. I love short stories which hit hard at the end and stop abruptly.

Scribe: Is there anything else about you that you would like to share with the world? An opportunity for blatant self-promotion!

MW: I want world peace but would settle for my peace.
 

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