Wednesdays Are for Writers: Jay Tyson Author Profile

Jay Tyson grew up outside of Detroit, Michigan and graduated from Princeton University with a degree in Civil Engineering in 1976. Shortly thereafter he married Eileen Cregge. They spent four years in Liberia, West Africa, where Jay worked on road construction projects. They settled in Haifa, Israel for seven years, where he assisted with historic […]

Wednesdays Are for Writers: Kyra Forgette Author Profile

Kyra Forgette is a first time published author, but writing has been her passion. She currently resides in Daytona Beach, Florida, with her boyfriend Adam. If you’d like to see more of her work go to wattpad.com and follow @evantate. You can also follow her on Twitter @kyra_forgette and Instagram @kyra.emily Author Social Media Links […]

Wednesdays Are for Writers: Meredith Mast Author Profile

Meredith Mast has been performing, studying, and teaching ballet for over 40 years. Mrs. Mast began her ballet training in Miami, Florida, under the instruction of Carol Ravich, a former ballerina with the Boston Ballet, and Thomas Armour of the Miami Ballet. At age 14, Mrs. Mast was accepted into the Houston Ballet Academy on […]

Wednesdays Are for Writers: Eric Mondschein Author Profile

Dr. Eric S. Mondschein has taught law and education and published and edited numerous articles and books in the field. He has worked for the US government in various capacities and directed an award-winning education program for the New York State Bar Association. He served as an advisor for an international NGO in Haifa, Israel, […]

SOOP Announces Giveaway Program

SOOP is feeling generous this holiday season and is happy to announce a monthly book giveaway program! How can you win a free book? Every vote for a Short Story Idea automatically enters you to win. You can even enter multiple times—just be sure to vote for a different Short Story Idea each time. You […]

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 […]

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