Book Review: 5,000 Words Per Hour by Chris Fox
So I recently attended an author expo in Huntsville, and one of the writers said that Chris Fox was the guy to read if I wanted to sell more books and make a living at this writing thing. I went home and immediately researched this guy. Then, in a moment of insanity, I bought all of his books for my kindle. Usually, I’ll buy maybe one or two books, but this is a bundle of books.
My fingers race over my Ipad, and I pull up the first book 5,000 Words Per Hour. Okay, who wouldn’t want to write 5,000 words in an hour? I’m failing at getting 1,000 in a day. Lately, I’m lucky to get 100 words in a day, and that’s pushing it. So obviously I’m hooked just from the title. What could this guy be doing that I’m not? Well, after reading the book…quite a bit. He’s got some really great advice, and in fact I’m using the 5,000 WPH app as I write right now. I’m hoping to consistently up my daily and hourly word count so that I too can produce 5,000 an hour.
Imagine how many books you could write in a year? Shoot, it’s like NaNoWriMo al yearlong.
I open the book in my app and start devouring the text. This guy can really boil everything down to a point. I didn’t have to wade through him giving me his personal history. He got right to the point, and that made reading his book a breeze.
I don’t want to give away all of his points, but I’ll highlight the main objective of the book: Writing Sprints. They are key factors in his successful WPH. I highly recommend you get the book and check out all that he has to offer. Sure, some of it you’ll already know––especially you seasoned writers––but there’s always a jewel of wisdom every level of writer can take from a craft book. If you’re serious about upping your writing game, I recommend this book.
In the following months, I will be reviewing each book that I bought for helping my writing career take off, so stay tuned!