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CW4K

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

Kathryn White

http://www.kathrynwhite.net
kathryniwhite@hotmail.com
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Q: What were you like at school?

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The Midlands

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

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A train driver

Q: Which three words describe you best?

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Playful, sociable, philosophical

Q: What is your favourite word?

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Tea

Q: What makes you cringe?

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Maggots

Q: What are you afraid of?

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All sorts

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

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Recently

Q: What is your most treasured possession?

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Imagination

Q: What do you do as a hobby?

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Sing and dance

Q: What strange habits do you have?

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Drink gallons of tea

Q: What’s your favourite food?

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Savoury rather than sweet i LOVE CHEESE

Q: What do you day dream about?

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My car turning into a hovercraft when I'm in a traffic jam.

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

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Answer strange questions on a website.

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

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Rally driving

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

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Sometimes older, sometimes younger.

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

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Calmness

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

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Venice

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

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Be yourself

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

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Be more organized.

Q: What has life taught you?

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Don't fret over small things.

Q: How long have you been a writer?

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Ten years

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

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There was. It was a hot summer's day and I suddenly began to write about a character far away in Africa. You could say he came alive for me.

Q: Where do you do your writing?

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Notes by pen when travelling or at home, then final draft on PC

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

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Best: Writing about my own characters, my own worlds. It's just great fun. Worst: Irregular income.

Q: Where do you get your greatest ideas from?

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I wish I knew the answer. I'd make a fortune.

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

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None really. They're all so different, from ghosts to Egyptian queens. I suppose the most like me would be Mouse in my latest board book CHEESE HUNT, (Caterpillar Books) but only because I love cheese.

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

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Play music

Q: What was your favourite book as a child?

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Rikki Tikki Tavi - The Jungle Book

Q: What book do you wish you had written?

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The God Of Small Things

Q: What advice would you give to aspiring authors?

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Enjoy it.

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