27 May 2018

Book Review: Write With Fey: 10 Sparks to Guide You from Idea to Publication, by Chrys Fey

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This is the book I wish I'd had when I was starting out on my writing journey. I had all the usual issues of self doubt, excuses for not having time to write, and found it a steep learning curve. Write with Fey: 10 Sparks to Guide You from Idea to Publication distils a wealth of experience and useful advice, grouped into an easy to follow format of ten writing 'sparks'.

These range from 'Story Essentials' to the challenges of editing and marketing your published book. I particularly liked the section on developing your characters. (I know exactly what Chrys means about characters who seem to spring from nowhere, fully formed, and demand their place in your book.) There is even useful guidance on producing and marketing audiobook editions, which can open up your work to a whole new audience. 

An an experienced editor, Chrys offers plenty of advice from her 'pet peeves' to words to avoid.  Although written largely from a contemporary crime fiction perspective, I found plenty here which translates well into my genre of historical fiction. If you are new to writing or looking for a way to breathe new life into that draft novel, this is the book for you.

Tony Riches
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About the Author

Chrys Fey is the author of the Disaster Crimes series, a unique concept blending romance, crimes, and disasters. She’s partnered with the Insecure Writer’s Support Group and runs their Goodreads book club. She’s also an editor for Dancing Lemur Press. Fey lives in Florida and is always on the lookout for hurricanes. She has four cats and three nephews; both keep her entertained with their antics. Find out more at her website https://chrysfey.com/ and follow Chrys on Facebook and Twitter @ChrysFey

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for reviewing Write with Fey and for sharing your review on your blog, Tony! I appreciate everything you said. :)


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