Reader2Author…A Brand New RG2E Adventure
By Alicia Street, RG2E Contributor
When Americans are polled on their favorite hobbies, you know what usually comes out on top?
You guessed it.
Of course everybody reads for school, work, research or just to figure out how to install the latest whatever-it-is they just bought. But when it comes to reading for ourselves, it is usually fiction we choose.
Being lucky enough to have older siblings and parents who loved books, I was one of those strange kids who started reading before I hit kindergarten. Growing up, I found as many friends in the pages of novels as I did among my neighbors and schoolmates. So, of course I am now a total fiction addict who goes into withdrawals if I get stuck waiting in a dentist’s office without a book or my e-reader.
I used to worry that this was escapism or at the very least, guilty pleasure. But those of you who share my obsession can relax. According to a couple recent studies, reading fiction not only helps you develop better social skills, but it can make you superior at interacting in business situations. (So, go ahead and load up your Kindle, Nook, Sony, Kobo or iPad with a vengeance!)
So, yeah, I think readers are special. And I think the act of a reader and author sharing a fictional world that is created solely out of words is a magical thing. After all, you’re living through situations together that are often more intimate and dramatic than those you’ve shared with people in your day-to-day life.
Next Sunday, here on The RG2E, the sister site to The WG2E – The Writer’s Guide to Epublishing – I will be introducing my Reader2Author Interviews. They’re interviews that focus on the reader. Each author chooses one of their readers to participate with them and asks them questions. The reader also gets to question the author. And I get to question both of them. 🙂
I’ve already got a great starting line-up with a diverse mix of bestselling and newer authors:
and our own dynamic sweetie pie, D.D. Scott
If you’re interested in being considered for one of these superfab reader gigs, stop by my blog and leave me a comment with your contact info.
And while giveaways on most sites are at the author’s expense, RG2E has the superfab practice of generously gifting ebooks to readers. With each interview, the author featured will have their ebook gifted by RG2E that day.
In addition to the Reader2Author Interviews, the WG2E Street Team will be offering features and events on the RG2E site every Sunday. So be sure to stop in and check out what’s going on.
In the meantime, please leave us a comment below telling us about your reading addictions, er, we mean habits. And anything you might like to ask authors as one of our superfab readers…
The Best of Reader2Author Wishes — Alicia Street
P.S. Note From D. D. Scott: As a special treat today too…how ’bout if we just extend yesterday’s Super Saturday Selection?! That’s right…take a look at all our Genre-Specific Pages here on The RG2E! You’ve got over 50 Ebooks to choose from now. Let us know which Ebook you’d like and for which Ereader, and you just might win it today!!!