Friday, 25 May 2018
#BookReview: Write With Fey by Chrys Fey
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.
"Write with Fey" is a useful resource for writers at various levels of their craft. For beginners, it provides invaluable ideas for character creating and development, plot twists, plotting, completing a book, getting published, marketing, etc. Established authors will also find several nuggets great ideas for their current Works In Progress or just to boost their confidence as author tend to need from time to time.
One of the things I liked most was the range of topics the book covers, making it suitable for a wide variety of authors. The chapters are short and to the point with great examples to highlight some of the points.
As a published author, I found the sections about marketing particularly useful and will definitely be referring to it from time to time.
That said, there was one section about creating a Style Sheet. This was the first I've heard about style sheets, and yet the author does not elaborate enough on this, so completed the section with a lot of unanswered questions.
Overall, this is a useful resource and I would recommend it for all authors particularly those early in their craft and established authors who want to try something different.
**I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review**