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 were you like at school?
Not very clever, but I had lots of friends.
Q: What did you want to be when you were a child?
The captain of an ocean-going tug.
Q: Which three words describe you best?
Friendly. Jolly. Enthusiastic.
Q: What is your favourite word?
Q: What makes you cringe?
Too many things
Q: What are you afraid of?
Q: When did you last have a really good laugh?
I almost never stop
Q: What is your most treasured possession?
Q: What do you do as a hobby?
I sail boats
Q: What strange habits do you have?
I sail boats
Q: What’s your favourite food?
Anything that makes me fat
Q: What do you day dream about?
Q: What’s the most outrageous thing you’ve done?
I really can't imagine
Q: What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?
Bed tester and treacle bender
Q: Do you feel younger or older than your current age?
Q: If you could meet one person, dead or alive, who would it be?
Christopher Marlowe, to ask him if he was really Shakespeare
Q: What quality do you most admire in a person?
Q: What is the most interesting place you have ever visited?
Q: What is the best advice anyone has ever given you?
Q: What would you most like to change about yourself?
How long have you got?
Q: What has life taught you?
There's nothing to beat it
Q: How long have you been a writer?
Since I was eight.
Q: Was there a specific moment in your life when you decide to become a writer?
I think I grew up knowing it
Q: Where do you do your writing?
Anywhere at all
Q: What are the best and worst things about being an author?
The best thing is suiting yourself. The worst thing is making yourself do it!
Q: Where do you get your greatest ideas from?
No idea at all. They just arrive.
Q: Which of your own characters do you most identify with?
Wagstaffe the Wind-up Boy
Q: What do you do to combat “writers’ block”?
Never had it
Q: What was your favourite book as a child?
Q: What book do you wish you had written?
A High Wind in Jamaica
Q: What advice would you give to aspiring authors?
If you want to write, write. Try not to stop. Don't get discouraged.
Wagstaffe the Wind-Up Boy
Back to Front
The Rebels of Gas Street
Bram Stoker's Dracula
Hunchback of Notre Dame
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