Author Matthew Quick – This Creative Life ep 12

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October 14th, 2012
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No one can teach you to be you, and that’s the one thing you have as a writer. So saith Matthew Quick, author of two books for young adults and two books for adults (one yet unpublished but forthcoming), including The Silver Linings Playbook, which has been made into a major motion picture directed by David O. Russell. It will be released Thanksgiving weekend.

Matthew (he goes by Q) and I chatted around a month ago about the movie, about the writing, about finding your voice and why he wrote The Silver Linings Playbook in secret while getting his MFA. He’s got a lot of wisdom and experience to share. You may want to take notes – I know I did.

TCL Ep 12 – Matthew Quick

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Show notes:

Matthew Quick’s web site | Q tweets | Mrs. Q – Alicia Bessette

My blog interview with Q from March, in which we got a lot more into his specific works and the themes he revisits

You’ve still got about a month to read The Silver Linings Playbook before you see the movie. I highly recommend that you do both.

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  • Kent - October 15, 2012 at 10:48 am -

    It’s funny, I know Matt and have never called him Q in my life. I wonder if he secretly hates that I don’t. Hm. Anyway, great interview Sara! Matt always has some insightful things to say about writing, life, and the creative process. Thanks!

  • Joe Borgenicht - October 15, 2012 at 12:26 pm -

    Great conversation. Thanks for sharing.

  • Mark - October 18, 2012 at 4:24 am -

    This is pure, Matt! The teacher and the writer come together in this interview perfectly. I am so thankful for his writing and his message. Thank you Sara for such a wonderful interview!

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