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...
For more information on CW4K CLICK HERE
Q: What did you want to be when you were a child?
I wanted to be a writer, or a librarian or a bookshop owner!
Q: What are you afraid of?
Tunnels and spiders, and rats and bats...
Q: What do you do as a hobby?
I love tennis, boxing, gardening and reading.
Q: What’s your favourite food?
Q: What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?
I love my profession and wouldn't swap it for anything!
Q: Do you feel younger or older than your current age?
I definitely feel younger than my age!
Q: What quality do you most admire in a person?
Q: Was there a specific moment in your life when you decide to become a writer?
Yes there was, but I think it was lying dormant for a long time before that.
Q: Where do you do your writing?
It changes with the seasons! I love to write in a room overlooking the woods for most of the year. In the winter I retreat to my little study.
Q: Where do you get your greatest ideas from?
Life in general.
Q: What do you do to combat “writers’ block”?
I go for a walk or a run, or I write a short story or a blog.
Q: What was your favourite book as a child?
I loved Anne of Green Gables and Little Women.
Q: What advice would you give to aspiring authors?
To read as much as you can - read everything! And to write, and keep writing.
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