#177 How to Write 5000 Words Per Hour with Chris Fox

Released On: September 30, 2015

Chris Fox is the author of ‘5000 Words Per Hour,' and it's more than just a flashy title. Okay, it IS a flashy title, but it can be done. Today, Johnny, Sean, and Dave dig into Chris's theory, and how he applies it in everyday writing.

  • Something cool: Amazon's series Hand of God, a surprisingly deep Trainwreck, and Sean almost destroyed his daughter's innocence.
  • First, Chris Fox's ‘5000 Words' title is misleading, designed to get attention, sort of. It actually came from a challenge: you CAN write 5,000 wph, but there's a trick to it. Find out what it is.
  • You might be worried about very rough draft, and in the beginning, you will. However, a little neuroscience and self-training can improve the quality, and get highly usable material.
  • Want to know how many hours are left to finishing your novel as you're writing your 5k per hour? Yep. There's an app for that.
  • Find out how Chris uses his strategy and app – there's no excuse for not having enough time.
  • Ever wonder what drives you to Starbucks every day? You can train that part of your brain to make writing consistently a habit as well.
  • Learn how to tap into the ‘zone,' where you do your best work. Often your wph will be much higher than when you sit tinkering with words and paragraphs.
  • So what do you do when you hit a place when you have no idea what to write or what to do next? Writing sprint! But also, if you can't think of what to write, then you're not ready to write yet.
  • How you, too, can be good at dictation. Or not.
  • Wondering how much prep goes in before a writing sprint? Chris talks about what he puts into a story before the sprint.

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