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

“We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.” ― Edith Lovejoy Pierce In honor of this last Top 20 of 2019, please remember SOOP hopes to open a new book with you in […]

#SOOP on Sundays: Top 20 popular book ideas for December 23, 2019

“Many people, myself among them, feel better at the mere sight of a book.” – Jane Smiley SOOP found a way to make you feel better by giving you a chance to more than see a book but to win a free book. Find out how you can start feeling better below… Yes, there’s still […]

#SOOP on Sundays: Top 20 popular book ideas for December 16, 2019

“Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.” —Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird What if someone told you you could never read again? Fear not! SOOP won’t let that happen to you. And to make up for such a scare, SOOP is giving you a […]

#SOOP on Sundays: Top 20 popular book ideas for December 9, 2019

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.”  ― George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons Winter is coming! Better stock up for your winter reading! How about a free book to add to your collection, courtesy of SOOP? That’s right! SOOP kicked off its […]

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

“Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are.” Winter is quickly approaching, but that doesn’t mean you have to stay (mentally) cooped up inside for months on end if you have a stack of good books!  SOOP is pleased to announce its free Book Giveaway Program! Every month we’ll […]

#SOOP on Sundays: Top 20 popular book ideas for November 25, 2019

We have our new TOP 20 Book Ideas and Story Ideas for the week of November 18th to November 24th, 2019. “Read, read, read. Read everything – trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You’ll absorb it. Then write. […]

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 […]

#SOOP on Sundays: Top 20 popular book ideas for November 18, 2019

We have our new TOP 20 Book Ideas and Story Ideas for the week of November 11th to November 17th, 2019. “Everybody walks past a thousand story ideas every day. The good writers are the ones who see five or six of them. Most people don’t see any.” – Orson Scott Card If you’re one of the […]

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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 […]

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