#WednesdaysareforWriters: The Lottery Curse is Coming

It took him one year, readers. One single year. He gathered support like wildfire, blazing through the ranks of the then Top-20s and the current Hot-20 and Top 40 lists. Not a single week went by that The Lottery Curse by Carey Azzara wasn’t featured. And now you can order his book, which goes on sale December 8 and is sure to arrive by Christmas! … [Read more...]

Wednesdays are for Writers and Passion

When an author writes non-fiction, they had better be able to back up their words. Author of the sky-rocketing Book Idea Beyond Terror, Anne Marie Waters, joins us today to give us a taste of her work. Her guest blog offering is chock full of sources, and that is something all aspiring non-fiction authors should take note of. Whether or not you … [Read more...]

#WednesdaysAreForWriters and Editors

Writing is a tough business. There's a lot that goes into the writing of anything, from a book to this blog post. The publishing world would not be as difficult and intricate as it is if any part of writing were actually simple. And the publishing world does not go round without some of its most integral people: The editors. Today, SOOP announces a … [Read more...]

#WednesdaysAreForWriters and Tips

This week, Author Nicole Collet shares some tips with her fellow writers. Five tips for new writersIt finally happened. SOOP published my novel Red today! Am I ecstatic? Absolutely!I have come a long way since I wrote the first sentence in RED: A Love Story, and in this post I’d like to share some of the things I’ve learned in the process of … [Read more...]

#WednesdaysAreForWriters and Balancing Acts

This week, Carey Azzara, author of the #4 ranked Book Idea The Lottery Curse, shares his feelings on what is needed to make one successful: Balance. What do authors need to do beside write?Answer: Convince people to read what they've written! Marketing is the other job authors need to do. Are you doing it?An often-visited topic is how to … [Read more...]

Wednesdays are for Writers: Paul Long on overcoming writer’s block

When SOOP kindly  invited me to write a guest blog, I sat wondering what to write about. For several minutes I sat,blankly staring at the computer screen, the only thought rattling inside my was "What am I going to say!?" Then it hit me! One thing both new and seasoned authors have in common, the one thing that links us all no matter the ability, … [Read more...]

Self-discovery: My Publishing Journey

What began as writing a book to personally heal from a toxic, traumatizing marriage, turned into a story that resonates with women whom I never imagined would like it much less, have it speak to them.  Throughout the writing process, I have sought out a variety of sample readers to critique my book in order to learn and improve the story.  Some, I … [Read more...]

Wednesdays are for Writers: Tamara Pizzoli, author of “The Ghanaian Goldilocks”

SOOP invited Dr. Tamara Pizzoli, author of The Ghanaian Goldilocks to guest blog about her experiences getting the word out about the books she has written.  (The Ghanaian Goldilocks is a modern West African twist on the classic Goldilocks tale. Join Kofi [aka Goldilocks] in Accra, Ghana as he lives and learns.)SOOP is delighted to share Tamara's … [Read more...]

Wednesdays are for Writers: Nicole Collet on writing is rewriting

Writing is rewriting. I’m not saying anything new: Ernest Hemingway once said the first draft of a book was “sh*t” (textual words). When you first write your book, you’re building it out of thin air. At this stage, it’s impossible to immerse yourself in each passage to come up with all the right details, lines of dialogue and metaphors. The … [Read more...]

Wednesdays are for Writers: interview draws worldwide attention

As we celebrate freedom on July 1st (Canada Day) and July 4th (American Independence Day), we acknowledge the work of author Aleksandar Veljic, who was recently interviewed by Kathy Reinhart. Last week’s interview with author Aleksandar Veljic has drawn unprecedented worldwide attention.  The most-viewed interview Kathy Reinhart ever published … [Read more...]

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