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The fastest way to succeed as an author is to write more books. How do you do that with a day job, family, school, or all your other time commitments? The secret is efficiency. 5,000 Words Per Hour will help you maximize your writing time by building effective habits that both measure and increase your writing speed. Create an effective writing habit. Track and improve your WPH. Stop the endless editing and tinkering so you can finish your draft. Use voice dictation software to dramatically increase words per hour. It's time to shift your writing into high gear.

©2015 Chris Fox (P)2016 Chris Fox

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Great motivation book with great tips on writing

Love this short and to the point book on learning ways to start writing. I got the kindle version along with the audible companion. This book is well written, and to the point. I recommend this to anyone with writers block or a fear of writing.

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Very helpful for an author who has just started out.

I felt the concepts were easy to follow and made applying them doable. I am always hesitant when listening to a self help book because really I feel it is the authors point of view and everyone processes information differently. This book exceeded my expectations because it has made me feel empowered to move to the next step. And stop being a "seater". I am ready to have a plan and go forward. I would recommend this book for any and all because there is very useful information that can help you improve not just in writing but everywhere.

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Packed full of useful info

I doubled my writing output after listening to just the first 15 minutes of this book. It's packed full of useful information that I would have never thought about my own. Chris also has a companion iPhone app and spreadsheet to go along with the exercises. I don't have an iPhone but I just use the spreadsheet. To top it all off, he has a YouTube channel that I just started watching and it also has a ton of cool videos to teach you how to make your stories better.

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the one you're looking for!

tired of sitting on the bench in the 'NOT' category?

start here before spending your cash on another writing book.

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Absolutely recommend!

What a great resource! It's changed my writing process and I've found I'm more creative than ever when I'm writing quickly!

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Great read

Exercises are useful, direct, and very creative. chapters are concise and clarify points well. outatanding.

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Listened running

Many of the suggestions in this book I've found in other books and workshops. That said, it's a short listen and I'm glad I brought it. Whenever I get stuck writing is good to get a reminder of systems that work and how to build up (and maintain them). The only thing I was hoping for that was not there is more direction on editing effectively. I find that it takes me more than the two suggested passes to develop a legible 'alpha reader' draft. Hopefully he'll write a book on that.

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Practical Advice with Inspiration & Encouragment

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I had read this book when it first came out, but when I saw the audio version, I snapped it up. I'm glad I did. I think I got something different from listening to it, and it was a nice reminder of all that I'd read before.

This book is filled with practical advice as well as encouragement. I also find it to be inspirational, but not in a woo woo way. It's more that I can now see the steps I can take to improve my writing in many different ways and that is both inspiring and encouraging.

I think the audiobook is well worth a listen. If you haven't already read the book, it comes with exercises at the end of every chapter, though these are also listed at the end of the book as well. The narrator reads these out, but this audiobook does not appear to come with a PDF list of the exercises. Even so, they are simple enough, so I don't think that would be a serious problem if you don't already have the Kindle version or the paperback.

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Interesting listen to take to heart

A very interesting take that will help you write faster and better to get that dream manuscript out as soon as you can. Listen, take notes and find your pace that will ensure your first draft be done before you even know it.

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I Wish All "Help" Books Were Like This One...

Chris Fox is super to-the-point in this quick listen. There is so much valuable information in this book; I've listened to it three times (and will likely continue to listen whenever I need a refresh).

The narrator, Nathan Agin, is awesome!

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  • 01-24-20

Very practical, easy, motivating and interesting.

Love this book, especially the end. If you are looking for a quick jam packed motivation read to kick start your writing and even your mindset, you will enjoy this book.

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Highly recommended

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Do the exercises!

Good luck.

Big thank you to the author, and fantastic reading by the narrator.

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  • 06-18-16

Extremely helpful

A fantastic short book with great advice for writing faster. Well written and easy to listen to.