Self-discovery: My Publishing Journey

What began as writing a book to personally heal from a toxic, traumatizing marriage, turned into a story that resonates with women whom I never imagined would like it much less, have it speak to them.  Throughout the writing process, I have sought out a variety of sample readers to critique my book in order […]

Wednesdays are for Writers: Tamara Pizzoli, author of “The Ghanaian Goldilocks”

SOOP invited Dr. Tamara Pizzoli, author of The Ghanaian Goldilocks to guest blog about her experiences getting the word out about the books she has written.  (The Ghanaian Goldilocks is a modern West African twist on the classic Goldilocks tale. Join Kofi [aka Goldilocks] in Accra, Ghana as he lives and learns.) SOOP is delighted […]

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 […]

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 on Ink Drop Interviews (http://inkdropinterviews.com/2015/06/22/aleksandar-veljic/) garnered over […]

Writers on Wednesday: Eric Mondschein’s Author-Driven Marketing JourneyContinues

Author-driven marketing is a process, and at times it feels like a never-ending process. As I have said before, I keep posting daily to my Facebook page, Twitter (I now have over 7,550 followers) and LinkedIn accounts, and I try to post at least once a month to my website. At times it can be […]

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 […]

Wednesdays are for Writers: Joanne Mallon on How to Finish Writing a Book

Starting to write a book is easy. Lots of people start to write books (or say they’re going to, one day). Finishing a book, on the other hand, is a whole other matter. It’s what separates those who dream of becoming an author from those who actually become one. In my head I have started […]

Wednesday is for Writers: Nicole Collet’s publishing journey

So I am finally publishing my book. I can hardly believe it. It’s been a long, intense and exhausting journey. Writing, rewriting-to-death based on readers’ feedback (regular readers, contest judges, editors, friends) and on my own readings about storytelling techniques. Some great fiction and non-fiction books also sparked interesting ideas. Losing sleep, forgetting to eat, […]

How I Used SOOP to Get a Publishing Contract

We all know that SOOP is a publishing company and that it publishes authors who write good books and who show an ability to build and maintain an effective author platform, but did you know that SOOP is also a way to introduce yourself to other publishers? Three publishers, since November 18, have invited me […]

Wednesday is for Writers: Christian Lee on keeping your momentum

Remember the first time you were able to drive on your own without your nagging parent telling you to turn with a half-second to spare? That was super exciting, right? Do you honestly get that excited about the prospect of driving to work now? Probably not. I think that the same thing can happen with […]

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