Matt is in Year 7 and has been with The School for Young Writers for two and a half years, since starting when he was nine.
All of Matt’s tutors comment on his enthusiasm and humour. We love the way he comes bounding in every Saturday morning, excited by the prospect of two hours of writing.
Thanks for agreeing to be interviewed Matt.
SFYW: When and how did you first discover your interest in writing?
Matt: I got interested in it because you can make anything happen just by using the pen. I became really interested in it when I found there was a place to write at and I’ve gotten much better at it.
SFYW: What keeps you motivated to write?
Matt: That once you’ve finished you could read it all to yourself or publish it for others. And you can write about anything.
SFYW: Do you have favourite ideas that you like to write about, or favourite forms of writing?
Matt: Yes, I like to write about made up characters the most, and about meat. I like writing stories or haiku.
SFYW: Besides writing what other interests do you have?
Matt: I really like drawing because I’m really good at it. I also like eating, and flips and tumbles. At flips and tumbles I’ve learned how to do forward flips, backflips, and other thing such as aerials.
SFYW: Anything else?
Matt: What I really like about The School for Young Writers is that you get to write what you want. And the teachers there give you lots of ideas to write about that you can change to your liking if you want. And you can get writing published in the magazine.
We look forward to reading more of Matt’s stories with made up characters, and meat!