How to Smash Through Writer's Block and Finish your Book

A step-by-step guide to overcoming writer's block and finishing your book one scene at a time.
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  • Lectures 15
  • Length 1 hour
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  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 11/2015 English

Course Description

Learn how to overcome Writer's Block and smash through any scene that's holding you back from finishing your book. Whether you're writing fiction or non-fiction, the lectures in this course will teach you the strategies required to overcome any obstacles standing between you and that finished scene. From there, you can apply the same principles to burn through the remaining scenes and finish your book in no time!

At the end of this course, you will know how to form a daily habit of writing 2,000 or more words per day. You will also learn how to get the scene from your head and onto your computer screen without breaking a sweat.

What are the requirements?

  • No actions or materials required to take this course

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Overcome Writer's Block
  • Smash through any difficult scene to finish your book
  • Learn how to write a full-length novel in 28 days
  • Create the habit of writing 2,000 words per day

Who is the target audience?

  • Writers who have writer's block or struggle writing a specific scene
  • This is not a HOW TO WRITE course, and assumes that you have already started working on a novel or non-fiction book

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Section 1: Introduction
Introduction to Turbo Scenes

There was a moment during the writing of The Son of Perdition that I almost gave up on the novel entirely. The only reason I managed to eventually finish it, was because of the Turbo Scenes system.


Many authors track their progress by the amount of words that they've written that day. Although fine on a basic level, the system is flawed. I'll share my thoughts on why I believe so here, and what I suggest might be a better alternative.

Overcoming Writer's Block
Section 2: What's in a Scene?

Everything you write should serve towards a specific purpose, whether it's to drive the story forward or to foreshadow, or even to just reveal something about your character. Once you establish the purpose behind the scene you're struggling to write, getting it down on paper becomes a hundred times easier.

Section 3: Writing the Scene

Here we discuss the foundation of Turbo Scenes, and take a closer look at exactly what it's about and how it works.


Now we take what we've discussed in the previous lecture, and apply it to the scene you're struggling with.

Section 4: Finishing the Scene

Setting a time limit helps you stay focused, and ensures that you don't waste unnecessary time on distractions while writing the scene.


Time to flesh out the scene and wrap it up.

Section 5: Recap

Now that we have that first scene under the belt, and you're in the writing groove, we'll take a quick overview of the Turbo Scenes system.

Section 6: BONUS

In this lecture, I will show you how easy it is to talk your way through a scene using Speech Recognition software.


The Turbo Scenes technique works for Non-Fiction as well. I'll show you how here.


Writing a book with a co-author? This system works exceptionally well when used as a team. One writer creates the quick Turbo Scenes draft, while the other fleshes it out.

18 pages

The entire Turbo Scenes e-Book (valued at $7.99 on Amazon) for free. Use it for quick reference to get yourself back on track in no time flat!

Section 7: Epilogue

By now you should have written a scene using the Turbo Scenes technique. Congratulations! From here, it's just rinse and repeat until you have a complete manuscript.

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Instructor Biography

Len du Randt, Creative Heisenberg

Len du Randt is a 38-year-old husband and father of three. He lives in South Africa and started writing novels as a hobby while working night shifts in Call Centres. To date he has written 3 Novels: "The Son of Perdition", "The Incubus" and "The Succubus". He has also written a collection of short stories, and one of them, "Love and a .38" is available for Kindle download on Amazon.

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