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?
Good for good teachers. Dreaming about football for the bad teachers.
Q: What did you want to be when you were a child?
A sports commentator so I could get into football matches for free.
Q: Which three words describe you best?
Friendly. Caring. Laughing.
Q: What is your favourite word?
Q: When did you last have a really good laugh?
Q: What is your most treasured possession?
Q: What do you do as a hobby?
Go to the gym; watch sports and films; spend time with family and friends.
Q: What strange habits do you have?
I sing along to songs constantly.
Q: What’s your favourite food?
Q: What do you day dream about?
Q: What’s the most outrageous thing you’ve done?
Sleep on a mountain side in bandit country in the middle east.
Q: What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?
Q: Do you feel younger or older than your current age?
Younger every year.
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?
Q: What is the best advice anyone has ever given you?
In writing: don't get it right, get it written. In life: don't worry about things - it's in the Bible, Matthew Chapter 6 verse 25.
Q: Where do you do your writing?
In a cafe.
Q: What are the best and worst things about being an author?
The best is creating something out of nothing. The worst is having to rewrite things so often.
Q: Where do you get your greatest ideas from?
People and places. Meet more and see more. Then you'll get loads of ideas.
Q: Which of your own characters do you most identify with?
Josh. I was like him when I was young.
Q: What do you do to combat “writers’ block”?
Keep writing. Anything - as long as you don't stop. Something will happen.
Q: What advice would you give to aspiring authors?
Read lots and believe in yourself.