Quora has often come up when I research oddities for my fiction.
Some time ago, I signed up with an account, and have been responding to a few questions. If you haven’t been on Quora, it is basically a question-and-answer platform. Users provide answers to questions on various topics they know about, and ask questions they want answers on.
Topics are varied, and my expertise limited, but it is a good way to keep myself writing when words fail to show up on my manuscript. Here are a few from the range of questions I’ve answered:
- I’m 18 years old, and for the past few days I’ve been worrying about how fast life/days go. What are some ways to get this off my mind? I’ve been so depressed lately.
- As a writer, is it ok that I write stuff only for me, only for me to read? I had a fellow published writer tell me that no it’s not.
- How can I improve my skills as a writer?
- Will readers be more okay about errors in my book if I am upfront about it and make it known to them in advance that I cannot afford to hire an editor and therefore they shouldn’t be surprised if they discover typos?
- What should I do if my husband hits me very rarely? He is very loving and supportive. He hits me only and only when I refuse to do something extremely important such as not taking my medications properly or not finishing my assignments in time.
- As a first-time author, how do you find a reliable editor for your book?
Switch on the news, and you’re enveloped in news about chaos and violence. Writing a response on Quora sometimes feels like a small good thing, and if you know me, you’re smiling right now, because I can be quite crazy about my advocacy of a small good thing!
Other questions are from people seeking answers on a diversity of professions, and the responses are very helpful. Not that there isn’t the odd rude, incomplete, or poorly-worded response, but like in most of internet, that’s to be expected.
For now, Quora seems like a nice enough place to be, and answering questions keeps my fingers tapping on the keyboard on dry days.
If you have a Quora account, let me know and I’ll follow you!
Have you answered or asked questions on Quora? Would you answer any of the questions I posted here? What would be your answers? What questions have you answered for those around you? What questions do you the need the answers to, this week?
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