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?
Q: What did you want to be when you were a child?
A vet, then a zoo keeper. Until I realised I didn't like blood or animal poo.
Q: What is your favourite word?
Q: What are you afraid of?
Heights. And drowning.
Q: When did you last have a really good laugh?
About 5 minutes ago
Q: What do you do as a hobby?
Grow insect-eating plants
Q: What strange habits do you have?
I always tie crisp packets into a knot.
Q: What’s your favourite food?
Lamb. Anything involving lamb.
Q: What do you day dream about?
Having a studio/workshop of my own
Q: What’s the most outrageous thing you’ve done?
Been driven backwards through the streets of Florence at great speed in a golf cart
Q: What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?
Q: Do you feel younger or older than your current age?
Much, much younger. Except in the morning
Q: What is the most interesting place you have ever visited?
Q: How long have you been a writer?
Q: Was there a specific moment in your life when you decide to become a writer?
It wasn't a decision - it just happened!
Q: Where do you do your writing?
In a shed.
Q: What are the best and worst things about being an author?
Getting feedback from readers is great, sitting in a shed on your own for hours isn't
Q: Where do you get your greatest ideas from?
I soak up ideas from everywhere around me
Q: Which of your own characters do you most identify with?
They're all me.
Q: What do you do to combat “writers’ block”?
I just write my way through it
Q: What was your favourite book as a child?
The Lord of the Rings
Q: What book do you wish you had written?
The Dark is Rising, by Susan Cooper
Q: What advice would you give to aspiring authors?
Just keep at it. Always
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