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 did you want to be when you were a child?
Q: What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?
Q: What is the most interesting place you have ever visited?
The Broch of Mousa, which is a broch, on the island of Mousa.
Q: What is the best advice anyone has ever given you?
Don't ask for permission because you'll just be told, 'no'.
Q: If you could meet one person, dead or alive, who would it be?
Q: How long have you been a writer?
Thirty seven years.
Q: Was there a specific moment in your life when you decide to become a writer?
When I found out you could earn money doing it!
Q: Where do you do your writing?
Anywhere. At home on the sofa, in cafes, in pubs, on ferries and planes, by swimming-pools, on top of Scottish mountains, in ancient Shetland wheelhouses while watched by Shetland ponies...
Q: What are the best and worst things about being an author?
You don't have to get up early in the morning very often.
Q: What was your favourite book as a child?
The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling.
Q: What advice would you give to aspiring authors?
Don't give up - and don't give up the day job.
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