Monday, November 19, 2007

Calling all Authors and Writer's!

Here is your chance to interview your audience! For the next week we will be taking questions from you. A Reverse Interview! Want to know what makes us open a book? Just ask. Interested in what really makes us turn a page, or what makes us close a book? Just ask. It’s up to you. What do you want to know?

At the end of the week we will be making a survey and taking it to both a middle school and a high school to be passed out and completed. Once we get all the information gathered we’ll post the results here!

If you aren’t a blogger and can’t post your question in the comments feel free to email them to goadingthepen at yahoo dot com. Please put BBB-Survey in the subject line.

We can’t wait to hear from you.


nomi said...

Who recommends the books you read?

Sheri said...

Would you pass a book by based soley on the cover?

Would you read a book with a main character of the opposite sex?

Would you read a book if the main character was younger than you?

Pamela said...
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Pamela said...

What a great idea! Okay, here are my questions:

Does the point of view matter to you? If so, what point of view do you prefer? (Not to insult the intelligence of the kids you'll be interviewing, I guess I would ask, "Do you prefer a book written from an 'I' perspective or a 'he' perspective - or does it matter?")

How about tense? Does it matter if it is present-tense or past-tense?

Other than books that someone else has recommended to you, how do you pick a book to read?

Does the length of the book matter to you?

Does the length of the chapters matter to you?

nomi said...

Do you like books set in the past, present or future?

Do you prefer books set in this world, or an imaginary world?

If someone wanted to include the use of electronic devices in a book about guys your age, should they use: PC, laptop, cell phone (texting), IM, blackberry....?

nomi said...

Another question:
Do you like romantic interludes included in your book? How much time/what percentage should relationships like that occupy of the book and its theme?