Episode 88 | Chris Fox Interview From Writing Habit to Writing Career

Episode 88 | Chris Fox Interview From Writing Habit to Writing Career


chris fox booksChris Fox is a writer of paranormal fiction and non-fiction alike. Chris has an awesome story that he shares with me today of how he went from having a writing hobby to having a full time writing career.

Chris is about to begin a 21 day writing challenge where he will demonstrate, live in front of the world, how his principles work. From his website:

Do you think it’s possible to write a full length novel in 21 days? What if I said you didn’t have to just write it, but you also needed to do a full edit in that time? I’m betting many of you would call me crazy.

Many of those who do believe it’s possible would claim that the resulting novel would be terrible, and would need extensive edits before it saw the light of day.

I’m here to prove both groups wrong. Want to follow along? Sign up Here.


What is the 21 Day Novel Challenge?

5000-Words-per-hour-300x200Using the principles taught in 5,000 Words Per HourI’ll write a 70,000 word novel, then edit the resulting draft exactly once. After that the book is considered done.

I won’t be using a developmental editor. I will not be sending the book to beta readers.

I will send the manuscript to a proofreader, fix whatever typos they find, and then publish the book on Amazon.

Each day I’ll post a video showing my progress, complete with screen sharing. You’ll get to see my Scrivener project. Everything from plot notes to chapter headings are laid out for your inspection.

You’ll see every part of how a I write a novel so quickly, and learn why that novel will be a book readers enjoy.


Writing to Market

Write-to-market-300x200Writing a novel in 21 days is awesome, but what about selling the thing when I’m done? Will my challenge novel sit there at rank #2,000,000, or will readers actually buy it?

I’m betting they’ll buy it, because I’m writing this novel to market, just like I teach in Write to Market .

My goal is to launch the book into the top #2,000 on Amazon, and have it stay in the top #10,000 for the first thirty days. That’s a bold claim, and you’ll get to watch live as I either pull it off or fall on my face.



What will I be Writing?

Most people say that Romance is where it’s at if you want to be successful as an author. I’m going to do it with Science Fiction. My novel is entitled Destroyer, and fans of Battlestar Galactica or Mass Effect will love it.


GIVEAWAY!!! Chris has offered an ebook copy of all three of his writing books, Write to Market, 5000 Words per Hour, and Lifelong Writing Habit. All you have to do is share this episode on your social media, blog, online forum, or where ever you interact with people. Share in the comments of the show that you did and you’ll be entered in the drawing. Each separate platform that you share on enters you another time in the drawing.  A winner will be picked at random on Friday February 26.


I'm Hank and I'm a writer. I write stories about life, but with a supernatural twist. I love the art of writing so much that I started a podcast called Author Stories.
I'd love to hear from you.
Check out my books at http://amzn.to/1PQTxku


  1. Hey, Hank… I don’t know HOW to share that I shared your post… But you can see it on my page and I’ll ‘tag’ you, too, okay?


  2. Shared on my Facebook. Best of wishes to Chris on his challenge!

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