#SOOP on Sundays: Top 20 popular book ideas for October 28, 2019

We have our new TOP 20 Book Ideas and Story Ideas for the week of October 21st to October 27th, 2019.

“You don’t start out writing good stuff. You start out writing crap and thinking it’s good stuff, and then gradually you get better at it.
That’s why I say one of the most valuable traits is persistence.”  Octavia E. Butler

As with all things in life, persistence pays in writing. So many of our literary heroes share tales of rejection letter after rejection letter along with the first 100 publishers passing on what would turn out to be a classic work of fiction. 

The good news is we do start out thinking we’re writing good stuff. We fall in love with the process and the language. This love keeps us motivated, keeps us persistent in our writing. The pretense of writing good stuff eventually becomes the reality. 

Allow your coaches and colleagues at SOOP to assist you during this transition. Share your Book Idea or Story Idea with the SOOP community, and as you learn to market your Idea, you’ll also learn that persistence not only helps your writing but also helps your branding. 

Below, please find Book Ideas and Story Ideas that made this past week’s top 20. Vote for the Ideas you like. And notice the efforts their authors put into their marketing. Perhaps you, too, can find a path to persistence in both sharing your Idea, as well as to committing to your writing. 


‘The Lonely Onion ‘ By Bob Ladewig

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In Defense of Democracy ‘ By Anne Marie Waters



‘THROUGH IT ALL’ By Catherine Athieno

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‘When The Bell Tolls’ By S. Cooper

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‘The Gift of Friendship’ By Renee Marski

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Dinner at Grandma’s’ By Eric Mondschein

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Antes de Dormir’ By o remetente

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‘To Curdle the Blood and Quicken the Beatings of the Heart: Tales of Gothic Femininity ‘ By Chimen Kouri

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‘Night Walking’ by Guy RickettsGenres:


‘Screams Of Help’ By Riya S



‘Passionately Striving in “Why”: An Anthology of Women Who Persevere Mightily to Live Their Purpose’ By Alise Cortez

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‘Feminism’s Betrayal of Women’ By Anne Marie Waters


“From Both Sides Now” By Patrick Zavorskas

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“Stuff” by Edna White

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The Wise Men of the West: A Search for the Promised One in the Latter Days’ by Jay Tyson

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Lake Lachrymose ‘ By Victor Forna

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The Rod of Iron – Kindle Edition’ by Wade Fransson



‘Black Kids Are In The Band’ By Tionna Martinez

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‘Ideal Marriage ‘ By Rihanna Demetrius

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20 Sky Written’ By Nahal Naib


How Do I Make the Top 20?

The Top 20 is our weekly culmination of the votes for the week. By formulating the number of votes a Book Idea or Story Idea receives and how quickly the Book Idea or Story Idea received those votes, along with a few more details from the past week, we are able to determine the order and placement of the Top 20. There are a few ways to help you make it on both lists.

How about an Anthology Idea? SOOP is already supporting several curators with anthologies. Maybe your Anthology Idea could be next…? Curating an anthology can be a powerful way to build your brand and to connect with people who share your cause.

For DIY authors, SOOP hosts Marketing Monday, a series of posts chock full of tips and tricks for boosting your audience from the ground. For those looking for interactive help, SOOP offers several packages designed to help with your Marketing Plan. Take a minute and check them out. Plus, the Service Marketplace connects you with people who can help with your Product, Platform, and Promotion.

We Want to Work With You

Everyone at SOOP will help you work toward your success. When you submit your Book Idea, you can choose one of two ways to reach your publishing goal: Free or Premium Levels. At each stage of the voting process, SOOP’s Free Level assigns homework, which helps you not only make substantial progress in marketing your work, but also helps you develop the best book possible. SOOP manages your homework in phases and returns your homework on a pass/fail basis.

SOOP’s Premium Level also assigns homework with a required 85% passing grade, ensuring you understand the curriculum before proceeding. In addition to a higher standard for your homework, our panel of experts provides personalized feedback, arming you with more information and allowing you to adjust course when necessary.

For more information on the Free and Premium Levels, please read the FAQ, including information on costs. And also feel free to contact us with questions.

Our Services Marketplace offers proofreading, editing, reviewing, and publishing for your manuscripts. If you reach 2,000 valid votes via our author-driven model, you can even earn Services Marketplace offerings free of charge. Submit your book idea here, and regardless of the level you choose, you can build your audience and anticipate orders from the participants who voted for your Book Idea(s).

Explore our site to learn about our publishing model, to read additional FAQ answers, or to submit a book idea.


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