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 were you like at school?
I was one of those annoying people who got good results without doing much work. Although quiet and weedy, I amazingly never got bullied.
Q: What did you want to be when you were a child?
A scientist, an artist or a business person.
Q: What is your favourite word?
Any word that does the job.
Q: What is your most treasured possession?
It's not good to treasure possessions.
Q: What do you do as a hobby?
Q: What strange habits do you have?
Q: What’s your favourite food?
Q: What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?
Anything that doesn't require physical strength.
Q: Do you feel younger or older than your current age?
At my age you've got to feel younger.
Q: If you could meet one person, dead or alive, who would it be?
My dad, a brilliant man who had no education and died before I could really appreciate him.
Q: What quality do you most admire in a person?
Q: What is the best advice anyone has ever given you?
You don't have to please everybody.
Q: How long have you been a writer?
Q: Was there a specific moment in your life when you decide to become a writer?
Yes, when an editor asked me to.
Q: Where do you do your writing?
Looking out of my bedroom window.
Q: What are the best and worst things about being an author?
Best: sharing ideas with lots of people. Worst: bone-headed editors.
Q: What was your favourite book as a child?
The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton.
Q: What advice would you give to aspiring authors?
1000 Inventions and Discoveries