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...]

Wednesday is for Writers: Nicole Collet on using clichés in writing

I have always loved to read and write, and people said I wrote very well. For me, writing well meant knowing all the right expressions and word combinations: this usually goes with that, and so and so and so. Armed to the teeth, with bated breath, close but no cigar, dressed to kill, fall on deaf ears, speak louder than, from the bottom of the … [Read more...]

SOOP on Saturday: Top 20 popular book ideas for February 28, 2015

Congratulations to all the authors whose books are "steady" and steadily climbing the SOOP Top 20 most popular book ideas list. We've had some great voting at the top of the chart and a lot of ideas holding their own among the ranks. The Top 20 most popular book ideas as of February 28, 2015 are: RED by Nicole Collet – 853 votes Sealed by … [Read more...]

SOOP on Saturday: Top 20 popular book ideas for February 14, 2015

Seems fitting, for Valentine's Day, that we have a book titled "Red" in top spot! See who appears "out of the blue" into the top 5 as a popular book idea; read who has entered the list for the first time; AND learn who we love by reading all the way to the bottom! The Top 20 most popular book ideas as of February 14, 2015 are: RED by Nicole … [Read more...]

SOOP on Saturday: Top 20 popular book ideas for January 24, 2015

This one's a nail-biter! We have a "tie-vote" among three titles, all having the same number of votes (pardon us for listing them alphabetically). And the top 5 contenders are duking it out for a serving of SOOP dollars! The Top 20 most popular book ideas as of January 24, 2015 are: RED by Nicole Collet – 680 votes Hearts on Fire … [Read more...]

SOOP on Saturday: Top 20 popular book ideas for January 10, 2015

The excitement grows, as does the activity in new book ideas. Upward movement in the rankings has been achieved by several authors for their book ideas (see below), but for now... The Top 20 most popular book ideas as of January 10, 2015 are: RED by Nicole Collet – 511 votes Hearts on Fire (Heartwarming Birthday Messages) by Vivek Kumar … [Read more...]

SOOP on Saturday: Top 20 for December 27, 2014

Last week, we hinted that we would be announcing more SOOP Dollar winners. Read through to the end for more. But first, the SOOP Top 20 most popular Book Ideas list! As mentioned two weeks ago, voting has been so active that we doubled the list of popular book ideas to a Top 20 and are seeing steady activity even during a busy holiday … [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...]

SOOP on Saturday: The SOOP Top 20 for December 2014

And now for the SOOP Top 20 Book Ideas list! That's right, the number of book idea submissions and the amount of vote activity have been so voluminous recently, we had to upgrade the Top 10 list to a Top 20! Let's get right to it. The Top 20 book ideas as of Friday, December 12th are: RED by Nicole Collet – 488 votes Hearts on Fire … [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...]

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