#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 and Fabulous Announcements!

A Shakeup in the Top 20Today's blog announces the recent success of author Jennifer Irwin's A Dress the Color of the Sky which this past week passed the 2000-vote threshold and surpassed Red by Nicole Collet in the Top 20.  Since Jennifer's debut on the SOOP Top 20 on August 8, 2015 with 357 votes, she has seen her Book Idea rise to the very top in … [Read more...]

Wednesday is for Writers: Nicole Collet’s publishing journey

So I am finally publishing my book. I can hardly believe it. It’s been a long, intense and exhausting journey. Writing, rewriting-to-death based on readers’ feedback (regular readers, contest judges, editors, friends) and on my own readings about storytelling techniques. Some great fiction and non-fiction books also sparked interesting ideas. … [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...]

“RED” by Nicole Collet

Now Available for Pre-order! Life will never be the same for eighteen-year old Marisa once she meets her new literature teacher, the brilliant and seductive Marco. With him, Marisa will learn much more than she has ever dreamed. Marco is battling ghosts from his past and embraces a life of unconventional pleasures. Marisa is struggling with the … [Read more...]

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