I had Chrys Fey over for a guest post a couple of years ago when this book first came out. I’ve learned so much in it and thought that the writers that read my blog would find it helpful.
About the Book
Catch the sparks you need to write, edit, publish, and market your book!
Write with Fey: 10 Sparks to Guide You from Idea to Publication offers an abundance of data in one handy book. From writing your novel to prepping for publication and beyond, you’ll find sparks on every page, including 100 bonus marketing tips. You’ll also discover how to write specific scenes and characters, adding depth to your work.
• Spark One: Being a Writer
• Spark Two: Story Essentials
• Spark Three: A Book’s Stepping Stones
• Spark Four: How To
• Spark Five: Character ER
• Spark Six: Editing
• Spark Seven: Publishing
• Spark Eight: Marketing
• Spark Nine: Writing About
• Spark Ten: Final Inspiration
With so much information, you’ll take notes, highlight, and flag pages to come back to again and again on your writing journey.
Check it out on Goodreads.
This book is a gem. Every author at the beginning of their journey should read this one. And if you’re at the marketing/publishing point of your career, this book will help you to achieve your goals.
I love the title “Write with Fey”. Not only is it a play on the author’s surname, but it also means to write with magic. (And I’m not being fanciful: she actually mentions it in the book.)
There are great tips under “save your work”. I especially found the “paste your passwords” section something that I immediately had to implement.
Under editing there are words to cut – my usual crutch word “that” included in the list.
What each book in a series should accomplish is also discussed, which is really relevant to me right now.
“Spark 9, Writing About” has a wonderful section about modern day witches and how to write about them accurately. It made me think of Willow and Tara in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and how their conflicts and struggles within the larger story sometimes stemmed from what they should and shouldn’t do with magic.
There are a few things that I skimmed – not because it isn’t good, but because I already know it. Beginners will highlight and take copious notes there.
All in all, this is a great guide covering every aspect of a writer’s career.
Have you read this book? Have you read any other books by Chrys?
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