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The Best Way To Get Story Ideas and Inspiration: Great Ideas #2

The Best Way To Get Story Ideas and Inspiration: Great Ideas #2

I’m a firm believer that your best ideas (and your best success) will come from stories you’re excited to write. Stories inspired by the things you naturally love writing the most. Early in my career, I was introduced to the idea of creating a set of Master Lists in order to figure out what inspired […]

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The Great Ideas Series: Brainstorming your Ideas

The Great Ideas Series: Brainstorming your Ideas

Brainstorming great ideas for a novel or series can truly be some of the most fun you’ll have as a writer. I love to brainstorm novel ideas, but there is a lot more that goes into taking an idea from that first spark to a full-length novel or a five-book series and beyond. In this […]

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How I use Notion for my Writing Journal

How I use Notion for my Writing Journal

As you all know, I am definitely a pen and paper girl, but sometimes when you need to track certain data, it’s just easier to use an app. Lately, I’ve been trying out Notion as a really powerful tool for keeping up with my writing metadata and a writing journal. In today’s video, I show […]

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Sometimes You Need to Change Plans…

Sometimes You Need to Change Plans…

I know I talk about goal-setting a lot here at Heart Breathings, but what happens if you fall behind on your plans? Do you totally reset everything? Keep going? What if something needs to change? I’m talking about that in today’s vlog, because I recently realized I needed to make a major shift in my […]

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My New Cloth & Paper Agenda Cover

My New Cloth & Paper Agenda Cover

I have been waiting for the perfect reason to purchase one of these gorgeous Cloth and Paper leather planners, and I am excited to share this flipthrough with you today. If you’re not familiar with the brand, Cloth and Paper is known for minimal, neutral planners, covers, and accessories. Her site is mostly filled with […]

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How to be a better writer – 7 tips for success!

How to be a better writer – 7 tips for success!

Getting started as a writer is hard enough, but once you’ve gotten started and are getting words on the page, how do you get better? Of course, the clear answer here is, “Keep Writing”. And that’s the truth. That’s the number one tip, for sure, because you learn by doing. The more you write, the […]

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Resetting my Kanban Board and Ready for Q1!

Resetting my Kanban Board and Ready for Q1!

Bringing the new year excitement to the middle of the month 🤣. I finally got my Kanban board reset for my Q1 goals, and boy, does that feel good!! Watch my video of the reset here or click the video below: I’ve already been working on tasks (like my first book release of the year was last […]

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New Year’s Eve Vision Board Party! (with Tips on Creating Your Own Vision Board)

New Year’s Eve Vision Board Party! (with Tips on Creating Your Own Vision Board)

Join me for a LIVE vision board party on New Year’s Eve!!! I can’t wait! I’ll be walking you through some tips and ideas for how to create a powerful vision board to help you focus on your dream life in 2021, and then we’ll be making our vision boards while we chat about our […]

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My 2021 Planner Lineup – Planners and Notebooks Galore!

My 2021 Planner Lineup – Planners and Notebooks Galore!

Yay! It’s that wonderful time of year where we all get to say goodbye to the current year (GOODBYE 2020!) and welcome in the awesomeness of the new one. I can’t wait for 2021, and I am so excited to share all of the planners and journals I’ll be using next year! You’ll notice that […]

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Set Goals You’ll Stick To In 2021

Set Goals You’ll Stick To In 2021

It’s that time of year when we’re all looking ahead to our goals and what we want to accomplish in our lives and careers. I love this goal-setting time of year, because there’s a promise of exciting things to come, and I feel a renewed sense of potential in my life. But it wasn’t that […]

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Sarra Cannon

Hi, I'm Sarra!

I have been self-publishing my books since 2010, and in that time, I've sold well over half a million copies of my books. I'm not a superstar or a huge bestseller, but I have built an amazing career that brings me great joy. Here at Heart Breathings, I hope to help you find that same level of success. Let's do this.

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