Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Quora - An Author Tool - "Q"

I love, LOVE Quora! What is it you ask?
Quora is a continually improving collection of questions and answers created, edited, and organized by everyone who uses it.

It's somewhere between Wikipedia and Yahoo Answers...both also great places to get help.

The thing that I like about Quora is that each answer is tied back to a specific person. So if you have a follow up, you can ask the person via their mail.

For instance, a guy with diplomatic background answered a question that I posted. I needed more specifics, so I clicked on his blog link and viola! He had posted something about the topic I was researching.

There are a lot of writers on Quora, so it’s a great place to find similar genre experts. I also like that the answers are continually evolving and getting better. 

Most writers have a day job and they're usually experts at it. Ask a cop procedural question and a cop will usually answer...a cop that writes is even better because they'll understand the context. 

I urge you to try it next time you have a non-Google-able question.  What works for you?  Any resources out there that you find invaluable?  Until next time...Go Write!

Photograph by KOMUnews.


Donna Hole said...

Sounds like a good resource. Thanks Raquel.


Susanna Leonard Hill said...

I never heard of this before but it sounds really useful! Thanks!

Belbin9 said...

Never heard of but I'll defiantly check it out thanks!

Vicki Rocho said...

I hadn't heard of Quora before. Will have to take a peek! thanks for sharing.

Linda Glaz said...

Never heard of it before, but sounds like it will be my new best friend, thanks, Raquel!

Laura Marcella said...

This is the first I've heard of it. Very cool! Sounds like a great resource.

Ann said...

I never heard of this, so I just had to go and check it out. I'm nosey like that.

Cheryl Linn Martin said...

Interesting, Raquel. I'd never heard of it.

Elizabeth Mueller said...

I had never heard of that word before. Thank you for informing me! :)