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 was a titch! The smallest lad in the class. (I grew!)
Q: What did you want to be when you were a child?
Q: Which three words describe you best?
Not much hair.
Q: What is your favourite word?
Q: What are you afraid of?
Ten metre-tall earwigs. And being very high up.
Q: When did you last have a really good laugh?
My last school visit - we had great fun!
Q: What is your most treasured possession?
My family (and my sense of humour).
Q: What do you do as a hobby?
Archery, and sleep.
Q: What strange habits do you have?
I love driving my car very slowly over speed-bumps, and I hug trees occasionally.
Q: What’s your favourite food?
Chips, fish finger butties, sausage butties, bacon butties, chicken tikka rogan josh,
Q: What do you day dream about?
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 - about ten, in fact!
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?
Venice - it's wonderful, and unique, and wet!
Q: What is the best advice anyone has ever given you?
Never give advice.
Q: What would you most like to change about yourself?
I am a bit lazy sometimes.
Q: What has life taught you?
Keep going, and you'll eventually get there!
Q: How long have you been a writer?
Donkey's years - I had some hair when I started!
Q: Was there a specific moment in your life when you decide to become a writer?
When my daughters were very young. I loved the stories I read to them, and decided I wanted to have a go.
Q: Where do you do your writing?
Anywhere, but mostly on the dining table, until my wife chucks me out when the tea's ready.
Q: What are the best and worst things about being an author?
The best: Hearing and seeing the lovely response from my readers to the stories and characters I've created. The worst: Not enough time.
Q: Where do you get your greatest ideas from?
I don't know! They bubble up out of nowhere when I'm least expecting them.
Q: Which of your own characters do you most identify with?
Danny Baker, of course! He has fun, and never lets anything get him down, even when things go wrong.
Q: What do you do to combat “writers’ block”?
Q: What was your favourite book as a child?
Winnie the Pooh.
Q: What book do you wish you had written?
"Holes" by Louis Sachar, and "The Twits" by Roald Dahl.
Q: What advice would you give to aspiring authors?
Read, and learn to write.
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