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 […]

Wednesdays Are for Writers: 10 Ways to Get 100 Votes

Happy Wednesday, everyone! We’ve been thrilled with the level of engagement our Book Idea and Anthology Programs have gotten lately. We have dozens of new Book Ideas from #PitMad, a prominent quarterly book pitching event on Twitter, and we’re also adding new Short Story Ideas every day. We’ve prepared a quick list of proven strategies […]

#Wednesdays are for Writers: Author Meredith Mast participated in Sauk City Library’s Local Author Event!

Today I was fortunate to be a part of Sauk City Library’s Local Author Event! The library had a great turnout! There were 7 local authors, myself included, and we each had the opportunity to share our books, our backgrounds, and our publishing stories. Thank you to the Sauk City Library staff for hosting the […]

#Wednesdays are for Writers: 15 Questions with Nicole Anne Collet – Author of the Romance Thriller Book: “Red – A Love Story”

SOOP asked our Dear Author Nicole Anne Collet 15 Questions, to unleash her passion for writing Romance Thriller Books. Question 1. Where are you from?   Nicole’s  Answer: I was born in the city of São Paulo, Brazil. Question 2. Tell us a little about your self ‘ie your education Family life etc’.   Nicole’s  […]

#Wednesdays are for Writers: A Goodbye Post

GOODBYE!! SOOP I WILL MISS YOU!!  My name is Nina and I have been the blog manager for the past year here at SOOP. Yesterday was my last day. I just wanted to say goodbye to all of you and to Wade, Jessica, and the rest of the SOOP team. It has been a pleasure […]

#Wednesday are for Writers: Teaching Kids Values & Morals with Jon Michael Lawrence

It is very important for children to grow up in healthy homes where they are loved, cherished, and where they feel important. It is important for parents to give their children the tools they need to face any adversity they may come against. When children are taught values and morals then they grow up to […]

Beyond Terror discussed at Middle East Forum fundraiser in Chicago on 05/22

Anne Marie Waters’s Beyond Terror is discussed at Middle East Forum fundraiser in Chicago.    SOOP founder Wade Fransson attended a Middle East Forum (MEF) fundraising luncheon in Chicago. MEF’s President, Daniel Pipes, who contributed the Foreword to Anne Marie Waters’s book, Beyond Terror, asked to have Wade introduce the book and discuss its relevance. […]

Spotlight on SOOP Author Anne Marie Waters

“Mass immigration to the West has brought with it attitudes to women, Jews, and homosexuals which were largely deemed immoral and unacceptable. Now, these attitudes are on the rise again” — Anne Marie Waters Anne Marie Waters (born August 24, 1977), an Irish anti-Islam activist, is the founder and leader of the far-right party For Britain. She is […]

#Wednesdaysareforwriters: Hidden River Arts Non-Fiction Contest

Hidden River Arts Dedicated to Serving the Unserved Artist Main menu Skip to primary content Home About Us Book Awards Deadlines and Guidelines Hidden River Review Awards News, Celebrations, and Publications Script Awards Panther Creek Book Award in Nonfiction Hidden River Arts offers an award of $1,000 and publication by Hidden River Press, an imprint of Hidden River Publishing, […]

#WednesdaysareforWriters: Citizen Rep to Post Star Editorial Board

FROM THE EDITOR: One-year terms on editorial board a great success The original concept was to give community-minded readers a peek into how the newspaper’s editorial board operated by making them members. That was 10 years ago. We selected three different citizen representatives a year to serve four-month terms and act as full-fledged voting members […]

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