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 lively, mischievous and always involved in sports and drama.
Q: What did you want to be when you were a child?
I wanted to be a fantastic mother. I spent lots of time writing, but never thought I could become a writer!
Q: Which three words describe you best?
Enthusiastic, loyal and loving.
Q: What is your favourite word?
Q: What makes you cringe?
People who think they are funnier than they are.
Q: What are you afraid of?
Squirrels - aren't I silly!
Q: When did you last have a really good laugh?
I don't think a day goes by without one.
Q: What is your most treasured possession?
Photos of my family and friends.
Q: What do you do as a hobby?
Lots of different crafts - my favourites are stained glass, pottery, patchwork and anything with wool.
Q: What’s your favourite food?
Freshly-baked bread with lashings of butter.
Q: What do you day dream about?
The next story.
Q: What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?
Q: Do you feel younger or older than your current age?
I'm not sure that I've ever really grown up!
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?
My grandmother's house - full of nooks and crannies and bulging with fascinating objects.
Q: What is the best advice anyone has ever given you?
I am better than no one, and no one is better than me.
Q: What would you most like to change about yourself?
I would like to have handwriting that other people could read.
Q: What has life taught you?
There is nothing so frightening as fear itself.
Q: How long have you been a writer?
Since I was a little girl. I was first published in 1998, but my first novel came out in 2005.
Q: Was there a specific moment in your life when you decide to become a writer?
Q: Where do you do your writing?
I have a writing room with windows all around, overlooking a beautiful valley with hills and mountains beyond.
Q: What are the best and worst things about being an author?
The best thing is the process of writing - I love it! The worst thing is not having a regular pay cheque.
Q: Where do you get your greatest ideas from?
I have no idea - they just pop into my imagination.
Q: Which of your own characters do you most identify with?
None of them in particular.
Q: What do you do to combat “writers’ block”?
When ideas aren't flowing, I walk the hills with my dogs.
Q: What was your favourite book as a child?
I didn't enjoy reading - isn't that sad?
Q: What advice would you give to aspiring authors?
Write what interests you, then edit, edit and edit again until it is right.
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