Wednesday is for Writers: New Book Ideas for December 2014

Nine writers added eleven new titles to the SOOP book ideas list in December, and several of them are already off to a speedy start. December's new ideas (in the order they appeared) are: Reckless by Zeke Kuenzi (Science Fiction & Fantasy) You're My Everything by Ashley Oakes (Romance) Primeval Soup by Michael Whateley (Mystery, … [Read more...]

Writers on Wednesday: Rohini Singh: The Road to Publishing The Time Manipulator’s Son — and Beyond

Now that The Time Manipulator’s Son is published, I have seen that writing the book was the easy part. After finding a publisher in Something or Other Publishing, I soon learnt that my manuscript required many thorough rounds of developmental editing, copyediting, and proofreading. I actually enjoyed going though the different phases of editing. … [Read more...]

Writers on Wednesday: Christian Lee: Thunderclap

No matter how big of a publishing company you have behind you, as a writer, you always need to do promotion yourself. Why do you think that Dan Brown has a Twitter account? He doesn't tweet anything himself, but he realizes the great power social media has as a marketing tool. Most celebrities have social media accounts. Some like to brag, some … [Read more...]

Writers on Wednesday: Rohini Singh: Launching an Indiegogo Campaign

Let me begin by saying that my publisher, Something or Other Publishing (SOOP), is just fantastic! They have gone beyond the call of duty to make my dream of publishing my first book (The Time Manipulator’s Son) a reality. The book will be released soon. Like other writers from Trinidad and other parts of the Caribbean, getting local and … [Read more...]

Writers on Wednesday: Eric Mondschein’s Author-Driven Marketing: The Saga Continues

As my journey in marketing Life at 12 College Road continues, I keep posting to my Facebook page, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts, and my website. Fortunately, as I have said before, with the assistance of SOOP, I have not had to travel this unmarked and unpaved road alone. It is important to maintain an ongoing presence on your social media … [Read more...]

Writers on Wednesday: Rohini Singh: Finding a Publisher from a Small Island

Finishing my manuscript was a great accomplishment for me. Next, all I needed to do was find a publisher. I was sure that someone out there would like my work, but this proved to be much more difficult than I thought! I began diligently searching the Internet for publishers in the United Kingdom and United States. As I read the submission … [Read more...]

Writers on Wednesday: Eric Mondschein’s Author-Driven Marketing: The Ongoing Saga

As my journey progresses in marketing my book, Life at 12 College Road, I find I still do not fully understand what people call social media. I keep posting to my Facebook page, my Twitter and LinkedIn accounts, and my own website. Fortunately, with the help SOOP provides, I have not been traveling this long and bumpy road alone. In my next post … [Read more...]

Writers on Wednesday: Rohini Singh: Miss Felix’s Creative Writing Class

I entered Form 5 at the age of fifteen. My English teacher Miss Felix was tough. Sixteen out of twenty-five was a top mark in essay writing. I generally got thirteen out of twenty-five and never really fussed about it because this area held no special interest to me even though Miss Felix often complimented me about my style in writing. During … [Read more...]

Writers on Wednesday: Rohini Singh: Why I Started Writing

Coming from the twin islands of Trinidad and Tobago, I grew up reading  traditional books written by the Grimm Brothers, Mark Twain, Enid Blyton, Robert Louis Stevenson, and many others. They were all exciting and introduced worlds that crossed the boundaries of reality. This type of writing was most intriguing to me, and I started creating my own … [Read more...]

Writers on Wednesday: Eric Mondschein’s Author-Driven Marketing: The Saga Continues

As I indicated in an earlier post, I have already begun my journey toward mastering what was once foreign to me: marketing my book. I cannot really say that I have mastered it yet, but I can say that I have jumped in with both feet, and I’m making good progress. I’ve been busy posting to my Facebook page, my Twitter and LinkedIn accounts, and my … [Read more...]

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