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: Which three words describe you best?
Funny, generous, chocoholic.
Q: What is your favourite word?
Q: What are you afraid of?
Vampires, liver, the smell of liver cooking, pointed teeth......ok, you get the picture.
Q: What is your most treasured possession?
A chunk of amethyst from a mine in the Arctic Circle. I dug it out myself.
Q: What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?
Lorry driver in Scotland. Might get a chance to spot the Loch Ness monster!
Q: Do you feel younger or older than your current age?
Definitely younger, 14 going on 22!
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?
The Arctic Circle. I have an obsession with the Polar explorers and experiencing -30C in Lapland gave me some idea of what they had to endure.
Q: What has life taught you?
Live today, you don't know what's round the next corner.
Q: How long have you been a writer?
Since before I could hold a pen.
Q: Where do you do your writing?
On the bus, in coffee bars, in my study, at the kitchen table, anywhere really.
Q: What do you do to combat “writers’ block”?
Sit down and write. It's the only way. Write anything, write rubbish, write serbo-croat, but write your way out of it. It always works.
Q: What was your favourite book as a child?
The Secret Garden. I won it as a prize when I was nine and I read it a million times. I loved the way Mary and Colin went on a journey from becoming miserable, whiny kids to happy, positive friends. And I think I was in love with the wonderful Dickon.
Q: What advice would you give to aspiring authors?
Do it! Enjoy it and enter the wonderful world of your own beautiful mind.
GIVE ME SHELTER
Under the Weather (Ed Tony Bradman)