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?
Shy, hard working.
Q: What did you want to be when you were a child?
Q: Which three words describe you best?
Shy, hard working.
Q: What makes you cringe?
Nails scraping on boards/tables.
Q: What are you afraid of?
Spiders, heights, dogs.
Q: What do you do as a hobby?
Read and write letters to magazines.
Q: What do you day dream about?
Becoming a full-time writer.
Q: What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?
Q: Do you feel younger or older than your current age?
Q: What quality do you most admire in a person?
Honesty, sense of humour, kindness.
Q: What is the most interesting place you have ever visited?
Q: What is the best advice anyone has ever given you?
Keep persevering and entertain.
Q: What would you most like to change about yourself?
Q: What has life taught you?
You only get what you put in life.
Q: How long have you been a writer?
Since early 90s.
Q: Was there a specific moment in your life when you decide to become a writer?
Yes, when I joined the RNA in 2001.
Q: Where do you do your writing?
At work - in a spare office. At home - on the dining table.
Q: What are the best and worst things about being an author?
The best - getting paid and meeting other authors. The worst - the loneliness.
Q: Where do you get your greatest ideas from?
Q: Which of your own characters do you most identify with?
Rosie in Rosie and the Sick School.
Q: What do you do to combat “writers’ block”?
Do something else.
Q: What was your favourite book as a child?
I liked lots of books but esp the Famous Five.
Q: What book do you wish you had written?
The first Harry Potter.
Q: What advice would you give to aspiring authors?
Keep persevering and entertain your readers.
Rosie and the Sick School
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