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?
Adventurous. Never took to english but loved science.
Q: What did you want to be when you were a child?
A vet or a vicar, or something else beginning with v.
Q: Which three words describe you best?
Enthusiastic Fun creative
Q: What is your favourite word?
Q: What makes you cringe?
a lack of self awareness
Q: What are you afraid of?
Q: When did you last have a really good laugh?
just now, as I thought of my wife telling me to grow a beard to hide my alleged jowls
Q: What is your most treasured possession?
My Gibson Les Paul Guitar
Q: What do you do as a hobby?
I play in a rock band
Q: What strange habits do you have?
Getting up at 5am to write
Q: What’s your favourite food?
Anything they cook at The Cross at Kingussie
Q: What do you day dream about?
The Cross at Kingussie
Q: What’s the most outrageous thing you’ve done?
That would be telling
Q: What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?
Q: Do you feel younger or older than your current age?
much younger, apart from the jowls
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 troglodyte caves in Tunisia
Q: What is the best advice anyone has ever given you?
grow a beard
Q: What would you most like to change about yourself?
Q: What has life taught you?
not to be too self concious about my jowls
Q: How long have you been a writer?
7 years really.
Q: Was there a specific moment in your life when you decide to become a writer?
When my son Ryan was in hosptial. It cheered him up.
Q: Where do you do your writing?
Anywhere: trains, planes, bedrooms, dinner tables etc
Q: What are the best and worst things about being an author?
Best - getting to meet loads of nice people Worst - cant think of any.
Q: Where do you get your greatest ideas from?
Eavesdropping in the pub
Q: Which of your own characters do you most identify with?
Q: What do you do to combat “writers’ block”?
I write a random chapter heading and go for it.
Q: What was your favourite book as a child?
The Secret of Spiggy Holes
Q: What book do you wish you had written?
Q: What advice would you give to aspiring authors?
Write a diary every day using a new word each time.
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