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 do you do as a hobby?
Collect films. Take photographs. Work in my garden.
Q: What’s your favourite food?
Q: Do you feel younger or older than your current age?
Much, much younger.
Q: How long have you been a writer?
Since my early 20s, although there was a gap of about eight years when - except for work - I hardly wrote a word.
Q: Where do you do your writing?
Early drafts in the local library - so I don't get distracted by things at home. Then, when I've got the story fixed, in my room at home.
Q: Where do you get your greatest ideas from?
I have absolutely no idea. They just arrive.
Q: Which of your own characters do you most identify with?
Flip in Storm Horses (to be published in 2015).
Q: What do you do to combat “writers’ block”?
Sit down and write. Just write. Write anything. Sometimes the results are good. Most often they're awful, but that just makes you think: 'I can do better than THAT!'
Q: What book do you wish you had written?
Framed by Frank Cottrell Boyce. Actually, I wish I'd written all his books. He's the author I most envy. What a talent!
Q: What advice would you give to aspiring authors?
Sit down, sit still and then write.
Out of Print
Aunt Severe and the Dragons
Aunt Severe and the Toy Thieves