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Stephen George

Catherine Vase

http://www.catherinevase.com
info@catherinevase.com
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Q: What were you like at school?

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I was the class clown, always playing jokes on the teachers and entertaining my classmates by putting on silly voices and acting up...nothing has changed really! I also worked hard and loved drawing.

Q: What did you want to be when you were a child?

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I wanted to get married to Prince Charles, then I wanted to be a nun so I would go to heaven, then I wanted to stay at home so that I could still live with my mum even when I was grown up- I don't think she was too happy about that.....

Q: Which three words describe you best?

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funny, creative and sensitive

Q: What is your favourite word?

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not sure today

Q: What makes you cringe?

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polystyrene..yuk it makes me shiver...

Q: What are you afraid of?

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noisy neighbours

Q: What do you do as a hobby?

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I love to perform comedy improvisation, which basically means standing up on stage with others and playing silly games, most of which we make up as we go along!

Q: What strange habits do you have?

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Eating crisps and chocolate at the same time!

Q: What’s your favourite food?

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At the moment I am craving baked potato, baked beans and sauasges...it changes everyday though.

Q: What do you day dream about?

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Being a famous comedy actress

Q: What’s the most outrageous thing you’ve done?

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not telling....

Q: What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?

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Acting

Q: Do you feel younger or older than your current age?

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Yes, most of the time I think i feel about 6 years old!

Q: What quality do you most admire in a person?

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A loving nature and funniness.

Q: What is the most interesting place you have ever visited?

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India..its like a different planet to England.

Q: What is the best advice anyone has ever given you?

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You don't have to do everything today, put your feet up and watch a dvd.

Q: What would you most like to change about yourself?

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I would like to sleep better and not worry so much.

Q: What has life taught you?

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That life doesn't turn out like you thought it would and you never know what's behind the corner.

Q: How long have you been a writer?

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6 years

Q: Was there a specific moment in your life when you decide to become a writer?

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Yes after I created some characters for a picture book and I didn't want anyone else to write a story for them.

Q: Where do you do your writing?

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Mostly in cafes, where I can people watch.

Q: What are the best and worst things about being an author?

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The worst thing about writing is that sometimes its like trying to push a big blobby shape through a nice small neat hole.....you have to mould it for aaages till it fits. Or it like to doing a jigsaw puzzle or difficult equation. The best thing is when it all comes together and someone reads it and it makes them laugh...that's always a good sign!

Q: Where do you get your greatest ideas from?

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Ohhh difficult question....sometimes from converstaions that I've had, or sometimes cuddly toys or sometimes they just develop when I start drawing.

Q: Which of your own characters do you most identify with?

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Today I think I might identify with Marvin, he's a very jealous monkey...he's in the book I am working on at the moment. Sometimes I look at other peoples lives and envy them.

Q: What do you do to combat “writers’ block”?

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I talk about how frustrated I am am to everyone and then go and do something completely different!

Q: What was your favourite book as a child?

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Winnie the pooh

Q: What book do you wish you had written?

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Winnie the pooh

Q: What advice would you give to aspiring authors?

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read lots and lots of books and do some fun creative writing exercises...that'll get the creative juices flowing!

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