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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Best of Write with Fey for 2014

I love to create mashups of my best posts for the year. It’s neat to see which ones received a bigger response, because you can never tell these things when you’re writing them. I also like to share these best posts again for anyone who might’ve missed them the first time around.


So here are the TOP TEN posts from Write with Fey this year:



These two posts were the most challenging to write, but I’m glad I did it because the topics are so important, and when you’re writing about characters with a disease, disability, or disorder it’s essential to get it right.


I was happy that this post received a lot of comments and that many said they wanted to write a car accident scene because of it. :)


I couldn’t wait to share this post, because heroine’s of steel are my favorite heroines to write about. There are 25 things in this post to help writers create such a heroine.

4.    Writing is Hard

Here is a post I was surprised to receive such great feedback for.

5.    The Mob

This post is the most different post I’ve ever done for a specific type of character, because I had to cover things like crime, guns, and victims.

6.    Vampires

I never thought I would share a post about vampires, but ten years ago I never thought I’d write about vampire characters. Plus, mortals can’t get enough of vampires.


In this post I provide a list of ways writers can use a character’s past life in their story. And I was thrilled that everyone answered my question about whether or not they believed in reincarnation.


This is another post that received wonderful replies. I believe that you have to let bad things happen to your character to make your story real.


I enjoyed writing this post almost as much as I enjoyed writing actual wedding scenes.


In this post, I discuss the characteristics that make the Sunshine State unique for anyone who might want to write a story set in Florida.


BONUS ROUND:

My 5 Favorite A to Z Posts:

3.    Inheriting the Writing Gene (A post about my mom and her influence on me.)


I hope you enjoyed this list!

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2015 UPDATE: 
From now on my blog will not just focus on writers and authors but also bloggers and readers. Check out the details:

Writers: I will still share writing tips but these posts will be on Mondays now.

Readers: On the occasional Wednesday I will share fun posts and insight into my stories. I will also be interviewing avid readers about their passion for books. Since January is full, look for the first Reader Interview in February. 

Bloggers: Along with Reader Interviews, I am also bringing Blogger Interviews. The first one will be on January 7th. You won’t want to miss it. Trust me!

Authors: And of course I'll still be hosting authors. :)


Happy New Year!!! I hope to see you in 2015!


56 comments:

  1. January 7 - oh, the pressure!
    It is interesting to look back and see which posts generated the most attention. Every month, I check the stats for the IWSG's posts. So far, my post on where to find places to advertise cheap or free eBooks is the most popular. (Which really stuns me.)

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    1. January 7th!!!! :D

      That doesn't surprise me at all, Alex. Many authors use Amazon's free days, or offer their books for free. I know when I did this, I was hunting everywhere for lists of good websites to promote my free book at.

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  2. I like the new schedule! Looking forward to reading the interviews. I'm hoping to get more organized with my blog posts in 2015.

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    1. Thanks! I sure hope my new schedule works out. And I'm excited about the interviews. I hope everyone likes them. :D

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  3. I remember just about all of those indeed here at your feed, nice adding bloggers to in the new year

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  4. I'm fairly certain I do everything wrong, so I love your blog - I need schooled, girl! I love this post.

    Happy New Year!

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    1. I'm glad you love this post, Cherdo! Happy New Year!!!

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  5. For whatever reason, my anti-Arbonne post from December 2013 went viral this year, and now has over 5,300 views. This is the only post I've had to disable reviews on, because I didn't want to put up with the bullying, abusive, personal, attacking rants from two immature Arbots who just kept ranting and ranting against me for daring to have a negative view and experience of their precious MLM cult.

    So far, I plan to keep to my blogging schedule of Mondays, Wednesdays, Sundays, and some Fridays. Apart from my Weekend Writing Warrior posts, the January posts I've got scheduled so far include lessons learnt from an old unfinished play, lessons learnt from Version 1.0 of a first draft, how to salvage old ideas and manuscripts, and how to write a hemophiliac character.

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    1. Oh my! I think I would've disabled comments on that too!

      Blogging 4 times a week? I don't think I could do that. I'm already wondering how I'll managed three times a week on top of writing. Those sound like interesting posts, Carrie-Anne! :)

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  6. Oh what a fun project--I am totally not that organized. And I get odd hits for bizarre things, maybe because I meander topics rather than sticking just with writing. Nice to see what people have liked though. My biggest punches tend to be when I help host something somebody more organized has planned. Erm...

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    1. Having a blog with a bunch of odd topics is fun though! That's why I'll be doing random posts on Wednesdays so I can have that kind of fun too. :)

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  7. Goodness, what a line up! Lots of good reading here.

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  8. Well I have read all of those posts you mention from 2014. As always, I enjoy your blog and tips so very much Chrys! I look forward to 2015 here at Write With Fey.

    p.s. I really enjoyed 30 seconds! I reviewed it on GR and on Amazon. Nicely done, Chrys. It was action packed and a real page turner!

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    1. Thanks, Lisa! You're my most frequent reader on my blog and I appreciate you and your comments very much!

      Yes, I saw your review! Thank you so much! :D

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  9. HI, Chrys,

    HAPPY 2015! ALL the best for the new year!

    Great line up and looking forward to your posts!

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  10. I must apologize, I haven't read any of those yet :P But I'm looking forward to your new & improved plans for 2015.

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    1. That's okay, Michael! You're a little newer in the blogosphere so I forgive you. ;) I know I've missed some of your posts too. I'm looking forward to reading more from you in 2015.

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  11. You've been busy and shared tons of great info! All the best for 2015! Write on!

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    1. Thanks, Patricia! Happy New Year!!! :)

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  12. It often surprises me to see which posts are the most popular. As you say, we can't usually tell when we're writing them.

    Happy New Year!

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    1. It surprises me too. :)

      Happy New Year, Patsy!

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  13. Even though I am new to the blogging world (October 2014), it has fascinated me as to which of my posts gain most interest. I will continue to track this in the hope I can gain more readers and contributors. Thank you, Fey for such a wonderful, useful and enjoyable blog. All the very best for the new year.

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    1. It's a lot of fun to pay attention to which posts get more comments/views.

      Thank you so much, Nicola! I wish you the best for 2015!

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  14. As always, well organized and the New Year all ready planned! I do envy you your dedication and skill. I look forward to reading your blog in 2015!

    Wishing you the most prosperous, peace and love filled New Year!

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    1. I'm a little OCD when it comes to blogging. ;)

      Thank you, Yolanda! I hope your have much happiness in 2015!

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  15. Some great posts, Chrys. You'll have content for a how to writing book. Looking forward to the new year and reading your blog.

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    1. Thanks, Brenda! I'm looking forward to what the new year will bring with your blog, too!

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  16. Sounds like you've got some great plans for posts next year. I'm looking forward to reading them. Have a very happy New Year!

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    1. I think I do. :)

      Happy New Year, Sherry!

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  17. What a fun look back, Chrys! Some good posts I'll want to revisit. Good luck with the new format. Happy new year!

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    1. I'm glad you liked this post, Ava! Thank you and happy new year to you! :)

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  18. Happy New Year to you and your family, Chrys!

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    1. Thanks, Michelle! Happy New Year to you and yours!

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  19. Lots to check out here... I read your Florida post as one of my favorite fiction author, Carl Haaisen, is from Florida. You forgot the swamps :)

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    1. Oh, I did forget to mention the swamps. There's so much I could mention. :)

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  20. Wow! You've certainly planned an interesting year for followers - can't wait! :-)

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  21. I've told you this before and I will say it again, you are going to be one busy gal this year! But busy in a good way, of course=)
    I think you have a fantastic way of uniting readers, bloggers, writers and authors. I wish you the best of luck with all of your upcoming ventures and can only imagine how much more your fan base will grow!

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    1. I'm looking forward to it, but I just hope I don't get stressed out by it all.

      Thanks, Gina! :)

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  22. oh my goodness, number ten--NUMBER TEN!! Needed this post badly, since a few of my stories have settings there. The one i'm working on now may have a scene there, and my next YA WIP is going to be set there completely. I took vacations there in winter growing up to visit grandparents, but don't know it that well. Bookmarked it! love your blogs, Chrys :) and happy new year!

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    1. Yay! I'm happy that I included that one in this post then. It was tough picking which ones were my favorite and I could only pick 10! I'm glad you can use it, Beth! Happy New Year!!!

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  23. Great mashup Chris. Good luck with redirecting your blog. I need to do similar so I will watch with interest!

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    1. Thank you, Pat! Now I'm feeling the pressure. ;)

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  24. I learned so much from reading your blog last year. I'm going to check out the Florida link--I don't think I've read it. My settings are in Florida, so I want to make sure I'm including everything.

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    1. That's lovely to hear, Medeia! I hope my Florida post gives you some ideas. :)

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  25. I love reading your posts Chrys so yes, I will be here reading on!

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  26. Learning a lot from you. Hope to read more useful info here. :)
    Happy new year, btw. :)

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    1. I do my best to pass on the things I've learned. :) Happy New Year!

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  27. Very nice colors & theme. Did you develop this website yourself?

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    1. Yes, I did create this website myself. :)

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