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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 Wallace

http://www.karenwallace.co.uk
karen@karenwallace.plus.com
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Q: What were you like at school?

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A bit of a rebel but always polite!

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

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a zoologist

Q: Which three words describe you best?

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inventive, funny, reliable

Q: What is your favourite word?

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mayonnaise

Q: What makes you cringe?

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pretension

Q: What are you afraid of?

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heights

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

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this morning

Q: What is your most treasured possession?

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my family

Q: What do you do as a hobby?

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sing in a band

Q: What strange habits do you have?

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talking in my sleep

Q: What’s your favourite food?

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avocados

Q: What do you day dream about?

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Studying animals in the wild

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

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introduced myself to the prime minister

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

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Blues singer

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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Queen Elizabeth I

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

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Honesty

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

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Mexico

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

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Do your best. It's all you can do.

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

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Knee jerk responses

Q: What has life taught you?

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Most people are decent.

Q: How long have you been a writer?

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My first book was published in 1989. I've written over 200 since then,

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

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I've always told stories ever since I could speak.

Q: Where do you do your writing?

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In a converted stable.

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

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The best thing is being able to create different worlds and live in them. The worst thing is that you are always on your own.

Q: Where do you get your greatest ideas from?

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Mostly they pop into my head. I write what I would like to have read when I was younger.

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

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Nancy Cameron in 'Rapsberries on the Yangtze".

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

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I write another kind of book. Or I cook. Or I garden

Q: What was your favourite book as a child?

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A ten-volume set of The Children's Encyclopedia

Q: What book do you wish you had written?

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Charlotte's Web

Q: What advice would you give to aspiring authors?

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Keep a diary

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