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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

Karen King

http://www.karenking.net
karenking09@btinternet.com
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Q: What were you like at school?

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Trouble

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

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A ballerina. I took a few ballet lessons but was so hopeless I gave it up.

Q: Which three words describe you best?

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Talks too much

Q: What makes you cringe?

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When I put my foot in it yet again.

Q: What are you afraid of?

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Growing old and senile.

Q: What is your most treasured possession?

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My box of family photos.

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

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That would be telling.

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

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A teacher. An inspirational teacher can change a child's life forever.

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

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Kindness.

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

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Live your life one day at a time.

Q: What has life taught you?

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That life constantly changes so don't try to hang onto things, enjoy the moment and do your best in the circumstances you're in.

Q: Do you feel younger or older than your current age?

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Younger. I always get a shock when I look in the mirror, inside I'm still 21.

Q: What’s your favourite food?

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Chocolate.

Q: What do you day dream about?

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Travelling. I'd like to travel around the world one day.

Q: How long have you been a writer?

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All my life. I've been a professional writer about 25 years.

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

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Best - getting a fan letter from a child who's enjoyed reading one of my books.Worst - being asked when I'm going to write the next 'Harry Potter'.

Q: Where do you do your writing?

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Well my computer and desk are in my bedroom so I do most of my writing there but I also write at the kitchen table, in the lounge, on trains,in queues...

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

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I just write through it.

Q: What was your favourite book as a child?

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Just William, Secret Seven, Bobby Brewster. Anything that made me laugh or held me enthralled.

Q: Where do you get your greatest ideas from?

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Everywhere. Anything can start me off, a word, overheard conversations, watching and listening to children, something funny or strange happening.

Q: What book do you wish you had written?

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I don't. There's lots of books I really admire but I don't wish I'd written them because they're someone else's story not mine. If I'd written them they'd be totally different.

Q: What advice would you give to aspiring authors?

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Read, study the market so you know what children like reading then write the story that's bursting in your head, waiting to be written, but make sure that your characters and vocabulary are suitable for children today. And don't give up. Ever.

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