Tuesday, July 19, 2011

It's All There

In Drivers, said drivers are recruited via the internet. I didn't go into specifics, and I didn't ever do the "research" to find out exactly how this could be done—until this morning. A few people wanted to know more about how the company found suicidal people. I didn't think it was important, and frankly, I was a little uncomfortable with searching for actual people.

As it turns out, it's easier than I thought. A Google search, a result on the first page, and there they are. Some of them want to be contacted, and for various reasons—advice of both kinds, help of both kinds.

I added a few sentences to my book to clarify this, and that's enough. Rest assured that whatever you're looking for online, it's there.

3 comments:

  1. Hey Ben- yikes. That's a scary kind of research. Sometimes we don't want our books to be too close to real life!

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  2. Seriously.
    What did we EVER do before the internet??

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  3. Kelly, it really surprised me how easy it was—and how easy it would be for my fictional bad guys.

    Jolene, I have no idea. I wonder that all the time. I guess ignorance was bliss?

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