The Fancy Deep

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Fiction Quizzes – Guilty Pleasure or Genius Marketing?

Admit it.

You’ve been sitting at work or at home with the door closed and a Pied Piper of a link jumps out at you from the WWW asking, “Gryffindor or Slytherin? – take the quiz now.” Like a junkie, you close the office door, turn off your phone, check for witnesses, then open the quiz.

Suddenly you’re engaged with the author, the story, the characters and you can’t wait to read the book.

This happened to me . . . just today! When I visited my friend Elana Johnson’s blog, I was reading her review for Divergent by Veronica Roth which offered a "Which Faction Are You?" quiz, and gosh-darn-it-all, but didn’t I have to click through and take the bleeding thing. I'm a "Candor" BTW. That was kinda obvious if you've read my manuscript. (*Spoiler alert* - It's about seeing the TRUTH.)

READERS: Are you the same? Do you love taking quizzes to see what category you fit into? What are some of your favorites?

AUTHORS: Do you have a quiz in the works? Share your link and I will post it. : )


JLC said...

I don't know why it is, but I love these kind of quizzes. I was also a Candor. :-)

Kristen Knight said...

JLC, I do too. They suck me right in. And they're so simple. : )

Hannah L. Clark said...

Ooooo..very nice! This looks so great, Kristen!

Amber said...

Definitely! And strangely, most the writers and writers-to-be I've seen are Candors.... hhmmm. theme here? :)