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How to write effective short stories in a world of short attention spans

In a world where people’s attention spans seem to be getting shorter and shorter, it’s hard getting an audience to actually read your story from start to finish. In fact, recent studies suggest that this shortening attention span is occurring globally and not just with young generations like many have previously believed. After all, we […]

#SOOP on Sundays: Top 20 popular book ideas for November 11, 2019

We have our new TOP 20 Book Ideas and Story Ideas for the week of November 4th to November 10th, 2019. “I went for years not finishing anything. Because, of course, when you finish something you can be judged.” —Erica Jong SOOP desensitizes its authors to judgment from the start. As soon as an author […]

#SOOP on Sunday: Top 30 Book Ideas for October 2019

Midway through autumn, SOOP writers are in the heart of writing season. In the northern hemisphere, the foliage is hibernating until spring arrives, leaving a blank slate for both winter’s snow and for a writer’s tale. As the days grow shorter this season, SOOP collaborations grow in size and number from the increasing collection of […]

#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 […]

#SOOP on Sundays: Top 20 popular book ideas for October 21, 2019

We have our new TOP 20 Book Ideas and Story Ideas for the week of October 14th to October 20th, 2019. “You can always edit a bad page. You can’t edit a blank page.” ― Jodi Picoult The blank page is intimidating. And it is often easier to get up for a cup of coffee or […]

#SOOP on Sundays: Top 20 popular book ideas for October 14, 2019

We have our new TOP 20 Book Ideas and Story Ideas for the week of October 7th to October 13th, 2019. “The first draft is just you telling yourself the story.” ― Terry Pratchett Many authors have made similar statements regarding the first draft. Perhaps knowing no one else will read what you’re writing takes […]

#SOOP on Sunday: Top 30 Book Ideas for September 2019

As we enter the second week of autumn, SOOP is building collaborations with a new publishing partner, as well as with our authors in promoting their works. Perhaps as a preview of the works that SOOP will be promoting a year from now, we are glad to share with you this past month’s TOP 30 […]

Curated Anthology Milestones

Thank you for submitting a Contribution to one of our curated anthologies. We hope that you enjoy the process and find success in it. To provide an overview of what lies ahead, there are six major milestones to meet along the way between a Curator launching a SOOP Anthology and the book being published. Each […]

#SOOP on Sundays: Top 20 popular book ideas for September 30, 2019

We have our new TOP 20 Book Ideas and Story Ideas for the week of September 23rd to September 29th, 2019. “I think new writers are too worried that it has all been said before. Sure it has, but not by you.” ― Asha Dornfefst No one in the history of humanity has had your experiences or […]

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