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Stephen George

Cherry Cobb

http://www.cherrycobb.com

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Q: What were you like at school?

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I was very easily distracted, I liked to chat a lot

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

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I wanted to be a poet and a hairdresser! Not sure how I could have combined those careers.

Q: Which three words describe you best?

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Fun, imaginative and a dreamer.

Q: What is your favourite word?

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Oohh, er, my favorite word is....Llanfair­pwllgwyngyll­gogery­chwyrn­drobwll­llan­tysilio­gogo­goch. A train station in Wales that I learned to pronounce when I was about 10 years old.

Q: What makes you cringe?

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Knives scraping on a plate!

Q: What are you afraid of?

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Spiders! I'm not that keen on thunder and lightning either.

Q: When did you last have a really good laugh?

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Yesterday when my daughter said something funny.

Q: What is your most treasured possession?

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Items that belonged to my parents - they are no longer here.

Q: What do you do as a hobby?

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Write, crochet, read, and sometimes play on the trampoline with my daughter, but don't tell anyone!

Q: What strange habits do you have?

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I like to write longhand and I always start at the back of a notebook and write towards the front.

Q: Whats your favourite food?

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That has to be cheese, yum!

Q: What do you day dream about?

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Everything! I am always daydreaming, it is my favorite pastime.

Q: Whats the most outrageous thing youve done?

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I'm not sure that I can tell you....

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

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I would have liked to be able to draw and be an artist. Sadly I can't draw at all. Or I would have liked to be a singer.

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

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Younger

Q: If you could meet one person, dead or alive, who would it be?

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My dad, or Jane Austin.

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

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Honesty.

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

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Tyneham village it is a ghost village in Dorset evacuated during the second world war.

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

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Don't give up, follow your dreams.

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

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I would definitely like to be taller.

Q: What has life taught you?

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Just go for it, every day is a gift.

Q: How long have you been a writer?

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From when I was about 7 or 8.

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

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I can't remember a specific moment, I was always scribbling in a notebook.

Q: Where do you do your writing?

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I have made myself a little corner in the house with a shelf and a computer. I have often fancied a shed but the spider issue put me off.

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

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Best is its such fun, you can daydream and let your imagination run wild. I think the worst is worrying that your writing is not good enough.

Q: Where do you get your greatest ideas from?

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I spend a lot of time asking myself 'What if?' Like what if I came downstairs in the morning and a dinosaur was eating my breakfast. Or what if I found an alien in the understairs cupboard. Any 'What if' idea could be a potential story.

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

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Ones that I haven't written about yet, but they are waiting in the wings!

Q: What do you do to combat writers block?

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After I have stopped worrying I try and do something completely different like going for a walk or watching something funny on the TV or Internet.

Q: What book do you wish you had written?

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I wish I had written The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe by C.S Lewis.

Q: What advice would you give to aspiring authors?

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Not to give up, keep writing it doesn't matter if it's poetry, a diary, a short story or a whole book. Like playing a musical instrument you will get better with time.

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  • Will's War

    Will's War

    ISBN
    9780995559523
    Published By
    Candy Jar Books
    Status
    In Print