A few days ago, I created the following survey (and I expect I’ll leave it going for some time). The goal is to chase down the question of how you discover new authors to read. What inspires you to try a new book?
To me, this opens up a larger question about our various paths to discovery. How do we meet new people? How do we find bloggers we appreciate checking in on? How do we discover new things at all?
Our lives are a process of ongoing discovery. We discover flavors we like and don’t like. We discover that we have a favorite color, simply because someone has asked us what is might be.
Characters similarly have to trek through their worlds, tripping over discoveries. They can’t know everything at the onset, or the reader will have no progress to follow.
So I ask you – how do you chase the white rabbit? What leads you to discover new things. Is it hypertext? Is it word of mouth? Is it a recommendation by someone you trust? Or is it just a pretty picture on pinterest that made you smile?
I’m exploring discovery…. let me know what led you here, what leads you where you’re clicking next?