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A Writer’s Google Search: Coffee Table Book

July 13, 2015

I’ve had this idea swirling around in my head for quite some time now and I think it’s time to try and make it happen. I’m talking about the A Writer’s Google Search coffee table book I’ve been dying to create. Let me better explain:

The A Writer’s Google Search book a compilation of different and wacky Google searches authors make while writing their stories (e.g. “How to make bombs with soap” I’m sure you know who would have Googled this 😉 . The more outrageous and NSA-prone the tweet, the better. Seriously. The book itself would be visually appealing (think: something you’d see in Urban Outfitters, with lots of color/design and only a bit of copy on each page).

I just have one problem: I need collaborators. I want this to be a collaborative effort with suggestions from readers and writers in the community to help me determine the best, wackiest, or funniest searches to include. Will you help me out? Using the hashtag #AWKgoogle, start posting some of your own crazy Google searches, or come up with one you think your favorite author would have shared (Like my Fight Club reference above). Make it a game by leaving the author’s name out of the Twitter and let people guess who may have Googled that.

OR use this nifty form to submit your Google search:


(If you’re submitting for your favorite author make sure you tag the search with their name!)

If one of your suggestions is chosen for the book I’ll include your Twitter handle or name — and once it does go to print those who have participated will receive a coupon discount for the finished product (I’ll be printing it through Blurb).

Any author out there knows some of their searches could end them either in the looney bin or prison, it’s just the nature of our business. So, what’s your favorite Google search?


Tweet About This:

  • Help author @amruggs collect all the odd, terrifying & hilarious search terms a writer uses #amwriting #amresearching
  • #Amwriting authors: Share your freaky search terms for new collab project by @amruggs


(There’s no deadline to participation. Once I get enough [read: A LOT] of search options I’ll begin designing the book. Until then, lemme have ’em :) I’ll be posting my own, as well, so you can follow the #AWKgoogle tag to see what I come up with.)

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