The Author Hotline
being developed by CW4K, or Creative Writing 4 Kids. They are the company behind a website that enables children to create and publish their own stories online. In its first year it has signed up over 2000 members and has been enthusiastically received by children, parents and teachers. In fact the response has been so encouraging that they are planning a huge expansion of its services. Embedding The Author Hotline into the site is part of that expansion...
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Q: What are you afraid of?
I'm afraid of not having freedom.
Q: When did you last have a really good laugh?
When I heard a child's quote: "My grandma lives at the airport. We just pick her up when we want her to visit, then we take her back again."
Q: What did you want to be when you were a child?
Q: What makes you cringe?
words spelled wrong
Q: What is your most treasured possession?
My mother's wedding ring.
Q: What do you do as a hobby?
I write, write, write!
Q: What do you day dream about?
Seeing all the countries on my bucket list
Q: What’s the most outrageous thing you’ve done?
Snuck into a house slated for demolition and salvaged an antique light fixture.
Q: If you could meet one person, dead or alive, who would it be?
Q: What quality do you most admire in a person?
Honesty. And a sense of humour.
Q: What is the most interesting place you have ever visited?
Q: What is the best advice anyone has ever given you?
You can do whatever you want, as long as you want to do it badly enough.
Q: What would you most like to change about yourself?
I'd like to be able to convince myself that self-doubt is poison.
Q: What has life taught you?
That there are two things in life that will never let you down: exercise and education.
Q: How long have you been a writer?
Not long enough. I should have started a long time ago.
Q: What are the best and worst things about being an author?
The least fun thing is marketing. The most fun is the writing itself and getting inside the characters.
Q: Where do you get your greatest ideas from?
Characters just come to me and they say and do things, I just put it on paper.
Q: Which of your own characters do you most identify with?
Addy of Kootenay Silver. I grew up in the country, too.
Q: What do you do to combat “writers’ block”?
I work out, go for a swim.
Q: What was your favourite book as a child?
Q: What book do you wish you had written?
One of S.E. Hinton's books. They're great!
Q: What advice would you give to aspiring authors?
Never give up.