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?
Q: What is your favourite word?
Q: What are you afraid of?
Q: When did you last have a really good laugh?
Watching Michael Macintyre's sketch about the spices in his cupboard
Q: What is your most treasured possession?
My stuffed rat from the first world war
Q: What’s your favourite food?
Q: What’s the most outrageous thing you’ve done?
I went sleep walking at night at a residential corporate training event that took itself very seriously.
Q: What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?
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?
Q: What quality do you most admire in a person?
Q: What is the most interesting place you have ever visited?
Namche Bazaar in the Nepal Himalaya
Q: What is the best advice anyone has ever given you?
Q: What has life taught you?
Patience is a virtue and virtue is a grace and Grace is a little girl that didn't wash her face
Q: How long have you been a writer?
Q: Was there a specific moment in your life when you decide to become a writer?
When my wife said 'you should write a book for kids...'
Q: Where do you do your writing?
In a very small room
Q: What are the best and worst things about being an author?
Best - talking and listening to young people about writing and books.
Q: Where do you get your greatest ideas from?
Q: Which of your own characters do you most identify with?
Q: What do you do to combat “writers’ block”?
Go to the pub
Q: What was your favourite book as a child?
Q: What book do you wish you had written?
The Castafiore Emerald
Q: What advice would you give to aspiring authors?
Get honest informed feedback and act on it.
Day of the Assassins
Day of Deliverance
Day of Vengeance
Day of Rebellion