I’m wondering if I could pick your brains a bit. As you know, I’m working on my first novel and the backdrop is a woman’s online magazine. (Think Jezebel.) One plot point in the book revolves around a writer (think Rachel Brewson of xoJane infamy) whose story goes viral. Obviously, what made “Brewson’s” story a hot topic was that she was dating a Republican during a volatile presidential campaign. I’m trying to think of another story angle that would generate that kind of controversy. Any suggestions?
To be clear, I’m looking for specific stories that went viral, not specific sites you read.