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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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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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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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  • LRYAN
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  • 05-13-16

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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Excellent

Full of BFOs... Blinding flashes of the obvious. Definitely worth a few dollars and the attention to listen a few times if you truly seek the goal.

Would love to hear a slight variation on this for bloggers. The emphasis seems to be on writing fiction. Much of this could apply to non-fiction as well.

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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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  • Nikki
  • WASILLA, AK, US
  • 04-08-18

A no BS guide to getting it done.

If you bought this book thinking it would turn you into an Author by osmosis...well, you'll be disappointed. If you bought this as a road map, a guide, for a lifelong journey you will not be misled. Solid outline, useful lessons, and an easy read, this is a book to add to my toolkit. Happy wordsmithing.

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My Word Count Benefited Instantly

I kept telling myself that good writing took time and shouldn't be rushed, but really all I was doing was staring at an unfinished page overthinking what to write next.

After putting Chris's methods to use, my word count a day went from 750 - 1000 to over 2000 words, and I spent less time writing! All I did was find a quiet place, press a timer, and suddenly my inner editor was no where to be heard. Sure, the writing that resulted was less than grammatically correct, but it takes all but minutes to go back and edit punctuation and misspelling.

When I compared the writing I did during sprints to when I was taking my sweet time, it was just as good - if not better. The key difference was I had no time to judge myself.

This worked for me - and I can't wait to see how my word count improves in the months to come with this method.

You could probably save a few bucks by googling what word sprints are but I recommend hearing Chris's take on it. His story is interesting, and all too relatable to the aspiring unpublished writer.

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Loved it!

Very useful and informative, and fun to listen to. Chris Fox had done it yet again...

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great advice, it's a short read

great advice, short read, and inspiring. makes me want to try a lot harder at writing. he cuts through the bullshit some authors would spew out and gives you good advice.

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Just wow. I loved this book.

I had no idea what I was doing right, and what I needed to work on. this book was a big help.

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  • joel
  • 04-05-17

Highly recommended

This is a concise, no nonsense book that doesn't just lay out the work that needs to be done but also provides excellent direction on how to do it.

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  • Srjane
  • 02-25-17

Prepare to be changed

Great book, I didn't think it was possible but with Chris's help I have increased my word count considerably. I downloaded the app and it is amazing, in that it actually makes me write. I thoroughly recommend this book.

Now Chris needs to write a book on the creative process and setting out the storyline, using the same type of approach - that would be brilliant.

Also, help with editing in the same style as the 5000 word book. Money well spent

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  • NormaCenva
  • 08-30-16

Quite good

A great addition to the series, very inspirational and practical advice and a lot of goof info, data and exercises, - really enjoyed it!

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  • Chantelle Griffin
  • 06-18-16

Extremely helpful

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