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 did you want to be when you were a child?
I always wanted to be an underwater arechaeologist. But I was rubbish at swimming.
Q: Which three words describe you best?
Reformed English Teacher.
Q: What is your favourite word?
Q: What do you do as a hobby?
I like running. I've run a few marathons and like to keep fit. I also play the mandolin in various ceilidh bands around the North West. Oh, and I like reading and writing of course!
Q: Where do you do your writing?
All over the place, in cars, in the kitchen, in the garden (when it's sunny), anywhere that is warm, cosy and quiet.
Q: Where do you get your greatest ideas from?
Everywhere. Music, things people say, History programmes, the news,other stories.
Q: What do you do to combat “writers’ block”?
Running helps me to think ideas through. Sometimes I just write anyway and see what happens. Other times I do something else and wait for the ideas to sneak back.
Q: What advice would you give to aspiring authors?
Write for fun. Write your story. Don't try and copy anyone else because they've sold lots of books.