#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...]

Wednesdays are for Writers: Joy M. Lilley on writing two novels

Today's blog features published author Joy M. Lilley on writing two novels. She can be found on Amazon's author page.  I first began to write seriously after retiring from a long nursing career back in 2008. My first attempt was to write a short story for the Lady Magazine. They had previously published a couple of my letters. The remit was to … [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...]

The Easiest Way to Get Votes: Part Two

So last week we looked at what you need to do in order to create for yourself a good Twitter account. We saw that your avatar needs to look professional, that your bio should be interesting and as non-generic as possible, that your header should reflect your personality or the mood of your book, that the link you choose to include is extremely … [Read more...]

The Easiest Way to Get Votes: Part One

 As a writer hoping to be published with SOOP, you know that you need to get votes, but how do you get them once people like your mother, your spouse (whom you had to bribe), and that crazy uncle that had to be told eight times how to do it have voted? It's actually not as difficult as you would think. You don't have to buy votes or call in a favor … [Read more...]

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