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 went to four different schools - liked some hated others and was a different sort of person in each school. But I always hated sport.
Q: What did you want to be when you were a child?
Railway steam engine driver- children wanted to do that sort of thing when I was young.(Actually, I still do.)
Q: Which three words describe you best?
Q: What is your favourite word?
Q: What makes you cringe?
Writing about myself - like this.
Q: What are you afraid of?
Q: When did you last have a really good laugh?
Last night, with friends remembering when we were younger.
Q: What is your most treasured possession?
A sword that was carried in the Charge of the Light Brigade
Q: What do you do as a hobby?
Q: What strange habits do you have?
I arrange everything on my (very large) desk every day. I can't start writing until I have done this and the CDs (I listen to music sometimes when I write) have to be at right angles to the computer towers.
Q: What’s your favourite food?
Cheese (like Wallace!)
Q: What do you day dream about?
Being in command of a sailing ship - unfortunately I get sea sick, but I can dream.
Q: What’s the most outrageous thing you’ve done?
I can't tell you.
Q: What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?
To be a chef
Q: Do you feel younger or older than your current age?
Much much younger.
Q: If you could meet one person, dead or alive, who would it be?
Shakespeare - greatest writer who ever lived,anywhere,anytime
Q: What quality do you most admire in a person?
To tell me things I don't know
Q: What is the most interesting place you have ever visited?
Q: What is the best advice anyone has ever given you?
Do your work well, then have your fun
Q: What would you most like to change about yourself?
My age - can I have thrity years knocked off please?
Q: What has life taught you?
We are only remembered for what we have done
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 a teacher at schoolsent my poem to a national competition and it won.
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