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?
A little bit naughty
Q: What did you want to be when you were a child?
A soldier or sailor
Q: What are you afraid of?
Q: What do you do as a hobby?
I play football
Q: What’s your favourite food?
Q: What’s the most outrageous thing you’ve done?
The three peaks challenge in 24 hours
Q: What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?
Well I am a fully qualified teacher and I was in the Army for 9 years. Secretly I would like to be a football match commentator.
Q: Do you feel younger or older than your current age?
To be honest I feel exactly my age!?!
Q: What quality do you most admire in a person?
Q: What is the most interesting place you have ever visited?
The top of Mount Kenya, Kenya
Q: What would you most like to change about yourself?
I have too many moles on my body.
Q: What has life taught you?
Take risks if your gut feeling tells you so and do things in moderation
Q: What is the best advice anyone has ever given you?
Trust in God
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 I was working very hard and was finding it difficult to get to sleep at night. I started writing because then I fell asleep thinking about the book, it worked well.
Q: Where do you do your writing?
I do a lot of my writing in Spain or on my Mac in my house when my kids have gone to bed.
Q: Where do you get your greatest ideas from?
Often from the movies
Q: Which of your own characters do you most identify with?
I think I am closest to Archie but with a bit of Toby thrown in
Q: What do you do to combat “writers’ block”?
I focus on a another area of my life instead of the book e.g. try to be a better Dad or husband.
Q: What was your favourite book as a child?
Q: What advice would you give to aspiring authors?
Start and once you do don't give up!