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When I first started out as a writer, hoping to publish, I had no one to go to for help. I had to do it on my own, learn on my own, and fail on my own. Thinking of the countless writers out there feeling as alone as I did pushed me to start Write with Fey. My goal has always been to help aspiring writers like me find inspiration and advice.

On January 6th, 2012, I published my first blog post, Catching a Spark. The post was about finding inspiration for a story, which I called a spark.

“One day, when you’re least expecting it (that is always the moment) your eyes will widen and you’ll think “that would make a great story!” and voilĂ !

Now capture that spark with both hands and set it on a piece of paper to blaze."

In that post, I used a cropped image of my nephew holding up a sparkler. From that point on, "sparks" became my symbol, my logo, my inspiration. They are on my banner and my business cards.

"Sparks" became an unconscious theme for Write with Fey. I say "unconscious" because I didn't have to think about it. My posts automatically became sparks for writers. 

Sparks

of

Inspiration

Motivation

 Advice

Creativity

Positivity

Wisdom

Encouragement

Empowerment

Insight

MAGIC

On Write with Fey, I've shared posts to help writers write a novel from beginning to end. But I didn't stop there, because writing doesn't stop there. I published posts about editing, publishing, and marketing. Each one...a spark. If you search my blog you'll also find advice on how to write specific events and characters such as kidnappings, torture, ghosts, and angels. You can find the full list here: Writing About.

Now, I am consciously looking for sparks to share. 

Sparks

to

Inspire You

Motivate You

Encourage You

Challenge You

Empower You

Energize You

PUSH You

AID You

When I say "Write with Fey" not only do I mean to write with me, but to write with fey. What is fey? MAGIC! Writing is magical. We need to embrace that magic and infuse it into our beings, into our stories. Put your life, your world, your happiness, your sadness, your anger, your memories, your EVERYTHING into your stories. Your sweat, your blood, your tears, your hopes and dreams.


This is FEY. Use it...and write with me!





SHORT BIO:

Chrys Fey is an award-winning, disabled author of books featuring heroines of steel. Her Disaster Crimes series is a unique blend of romance, disasters, and crimes, influenced by her own experiences with natural disasters. The conclusion of her series inspired her to create TheFightingChance.org, a resource for domestic violence survivors. On her blog, WritewithFey.com, she supports, empowers, and teaches fellow writers. She also edits for freelance clients and co-hosts a local writers group.

Fey got the idea for her first book when she was twelve and discovered a rusted screw with a crooked tip buried in grass. That screw was a key to an unknown world with an extraordinary character born in heaven.

She is a fur baby mom of four rescued cats. For fun, she photographs antiques, makes playlists, and creates flip cup paintings of Avrianna’s nebula. She loves Halloween, autumn, and gargoyles.



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Chrys Fey's Story (In Her Words)

When I was six years old, I became interested in writing thanks to my mom, Elaine Kaye. She would pen children’s stories at our dining room table, type them up on a typewriter, illustrate them, bind them herself, and read them to my siblings and me. Her passion gave me passion.

I started writing with the hope of publishing when I was twelve years old. I got the idea for a book when I discovered a rusted screw with a crooked tip buried in grass. My imagination soared. This was no ordinary screw. No, it was extraordinary. It was a key to an unknown world. I grabbed pen and paper and started to write. I wrote for every day after that.

Four years and three books after the discovery of that screw, I hit writer’s block. I thought I was doomed until I uncovered the reason for the block; I had grown up and my books didn’t reflect my adult mind. So, I took on the task of rewriting my series from book one, page one. This process, from writing the older version, starting over, and finishing the newer (but still older) version, took eleven years.

After I finished Book One, I sought publication. After I finished Book Two, I tried even harder to publish Book One. And so on. I wrote a four-book series but couldn’t get an agent or publisher. I decided the fix would be to build my resume, so I wrote poems and flash fiction and published a few online, but I wanted more. A lot more. I continued to submit unsuccessfully. During this time, I was also querying Book One with no luck.

Desperate. Depressed. That was me.

I needed to break into the publishing world another way. But how? I had nothing written except for the series that I couldn’t get representation for.

At the time, I was reading a book set during a blizzard. When I finished reading it, I realized how many winter stories I’ve read, but I had never read one about weather I knew…hurricane weather. On Christmas Day 2012, I started writing Hurricane Crimes. Once completed, I sent it to the first place on my list, The Wild Rose Press. And I got an acceptance from the senior editor of the Crimson Rose line for romantic-suspense. It was the answer to my dreams. Since then, the entire Disaster Crimes series has been published.

But my story hasn't ended yet. I've been working on what I lovingly call my Secret Book Baby Series for two decades. Its time will come.



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