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The Author Hotline

is 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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Stephen George

John Astrop

http://www.johnastrop.com
mail@johnastrop.com
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Q: What were you like at school?

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avid reader

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

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a cartoonist

Q: Which three words describe you best?

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tall, old, grumpy

Q: What is your favourite word?

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the French word "impeccable"

Q: What makes you cringe?

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how R U!!! sms communication

Q: What are you afraid of?

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nothing

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

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When I looked in the mirror this morning.

Q: What is your most treasured possession?

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my ukulele

Q: What do you do as a hobby?

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play banjo, guitar, piano, ukulele, not all at once.

Q: What strange habits do you have?

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Best to ask friends and family

Q: What’s your favourite food?

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oysters

Q: What do you day dream about?

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money

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

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I've forgotten

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

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detective

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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miles davis

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

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sense of humour

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

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probably New York

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

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read the contract over and over.

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

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my age

Q: What has life taught you?

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it's short and terminal

Q: How long have you been a writer?

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40 years

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

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After I discovered that the author always got a bigger credit than the illustrator. I started doing both.

Q: Where do you do your writing?

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in my studio

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

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best - getting published. worst- not getting published.

Q: Where do you get your greatest ideas from?

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I wish I knew and then I'd get one right away

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

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Macdog

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

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Play the ukulele

Q: What was your favourite book as a child?

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Rupert the bear

Q: What book do you wish you had written?

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Harry Potter of course

Q: What advice would you give to aspiring authors?

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Keep a day job

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