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Friday, August 2, 2013

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Project #WriterGoogleSearch

Introducing Project #WriterGoogleSearch. As authors, we find ourselves sometimes writing about topics, situations, procedures that we’re unfamiliar with. That’s where research comes into play, and with Google.com as our trusted ally, there’s no failing! Even when many of the
topics are questionable at best, resulting in searches like:

“Where to effectively shoot someone with a crossbow to render them immobile, or dead.”

To any fellow author, this is just good research. Plain and simple. But to anyone else: holy Batman that looks bad!

Some of the wackiest Google searches have been done in the name of research, and we’ve decided to turn that into a little game. @REUTSpub will be tweeting a plethora of Google searches that could have been used as research for famous novels. You’ll be able to recognize each post with the following hashtag #WriterGoogleSearch. To play along, all you have to do is respond (via “Your Response RT @REUTSpub #WriterGoogleSearch) and we’ll let you know if you’re spot on… or a little off the mark.

IT GETS BETTER…
If you want to really participate, come up with your own #WriterGoogleSearch, and tweet it to us by using that hashtag. Need it one more time? It’s #WriterGoogleSearch. And we’ll play along with you!

In the end, we’d like to compile the most awesome #WriterGoogleSearch-es into a beautiful coffee table book for you to display proudly as an author who’s probably made one or two questionable Google searches yourself.

So, get tweeting! You can either respond to an @REUTSpub tweet with the book and author who would have made a #WriterGoogleSearch we share, or share your own with the hashtag #WriterGoogleSearch. Your Twitter handle will get a callout in the final, printed book, and we’ll even add your name to the pot for a giveaway raffle once everything’s all said and done.
Awesome, right? #Right.

Let the fun… begin!

Verified Authors: If we have a verified author tweet a Google search they made while researching their novel, their search will be automatically added to the final publication!
Written by Ashley Ruggirello from REUTS Publications

More info can be found on the project's website: http://writergooglesearch.com/

~Happy Friday!
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4 comments:

  1. It's funny that this blog post dovetails with an article I read today about a couple in NY that had the police come to their door because of their Google searches. For those of us with insatiable and, most times questionable, curiosity this is pretty scary news.

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    1. Oh no! *looks over shoulder to see if anyone is knocking on front door* I think I better stop researching now... lol.
      Thanks for stopping by and commenting! :)

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  2. Oh my gosh, I feel like this has the potential to be hilarious! I'll have to check out some of the tweets. Whenever I participate in NANOWRIMO I google the strangest things!

    Alise @ Readers in Wonderland

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    1. Same here. Or I google (or in my preference, bing... because of the rewards system, lol) something and something different of what I'm looking for comes up! (It's happened... lots of times)
      Thanks for stopping by and commenting! :)

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