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Keep Writing with Fey: Sparks to Defeat Writer's Block, Depression, and Burnout

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Catch the sparks you need to conquer writer’s block, depression, and burnout!

When Chrys Fey shared her story about depression and burnout, it struck a chord with other writers. That put into perspective for her how desperate writers are to hear they aren’t alone. Many creative types experience these challenges, battling to recover. Let Keep Writing with Fey: Sparks to Defe
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Published July 14th 2020 by Dancing Lemur Press, L.L.C.
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Sherry Fundin
Apr 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
Keep Writing by Chrys Fey includes tips that everyone can use whether you are an author or not, such as reducing stress, especially in these turbulent times.

Setting goals is huge. Set short, medium and long range goals.

Short chapters written in easy to understand language.

Her tips are sparks, to ignite you, to set your passions on fire.

All of us bloggers are writers and I have dabbled in writing since I was a young child too. Will I ever write…my book? If I do, Chrys Fey shares easy to follow su
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Lisa Thomson
Sep 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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This is a must read for any author suffering from one or all of the following: Depression, burnout and writer's block.

Ms. Fey shares practical tips and little known remedies for suffering authors. I appreciate how courageous the author was in sharing her personal experiences with all of the above issues. Her honest words will encourage various writers, from the newbies to those who have multiple publications.

Chrys Fey has overcome a great deal in her life to find success as an author. For her t
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C. Clark
Jun 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What causes writer's block? Anything and everything with no two writers alike. No doubt you'll find your block in these pages. But no doubt you'll also come away empowered, enabled, and enthused to cast it aside. Gracious, there are so many tips and lessons in this book that I dare anyone to pick it up and not be writing furiously by the last chapter. ...more
Sherry Ellis
Aug 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Are you suffering from writer's block? Burnout? Depression? If so, this book is for you. Author Chrys Fey shares her own struggles with these problems and offers no less than 81 "sparks" to ignite your creative muse and get out of the hole of burnout and depression.

While targetted for writers, Sparks to Defeat Writers Block, Depression, and Burnout, has helpful advice for anyone going through tough times. These include motivational mantras, gratitude jars, aromatherapy, creative outlets, exerci
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Beverly McClure
Aug 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Do you sometimes have writers’ block? Do you get depressed? How about burnout? If you experience any of these symptoms or others that make you struggle in your writing, or even if you don’t, Chrys Fey’s latest non-fiction book KEEP WRITING WITH FEY, SPARKS TO DEFEAT WRITER’S BLOCK, DEPRESSION, AND BURNOUT will help you solve your problems so you can spend your valuable time writing, instead of trying to figure out how to overcome issues you’re dealing with. Yes, that’s a long title but you’ll fi ...more
Toi Thomas
Aug 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I read this wonderful book in August of 2020 and am reviewing it in January of 2021. Shortly after reading this book, my reading and creative writing were put aside to help me cope with all that was 2020.

There is so much in this book that could benefit any creative person, not just writers, but as a writer, it really touched my soul. Before reading this book, I might have felt ashamed to step away from my creative outlets and robust reading schedule.

The major takeaway from this book is that "y
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Joanne Fisher
Mar 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
You won’t be stumped with Chrys.
The author has a clear and concise way of communicating to the reader without confusing them. The discussion flowed well, and it was easy to follow along. There are plenty of extra references which contribute to the overall clarity and effectiveness.
The continuous support of a fellow author is precious when dealing with writer’s block. I appreciate Chrys’ input and advice.
Elizabeth Craig
Jun 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is one book every writer should have in their arsenal. Chrys Fey offers an indispensable roadmap with actionable tips for every author who's ever faced writer's block or burnout. ...more
Tyrean
Nov 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The writing life has its ups and downs. This book addresses how to survive and start to thrive even in those down moments. This book is one of the best books I've read for dealing with author burnout and writer's block, with a lot of tips that come in handy for general depression. I applaud the author for tackling a tough topic and providing great tips, examples, and advice throughout the book. Every chapter has a gem of advice in it, and there are 78 Spark chapters. There is definitely somethin ...more
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Author of the Disaster Crimes series.

Chrys Fey blogs at Write with Fey and edits for Dancing Lemur Press. She also runs the Insecure Writer's Support Group Book Club on Goodreads.

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