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How To Write When You Don’t Feel Like It

How To Write When You Don’t Feel Like It

Are you planning to participate in NaNoWriMo in November? Do you have days where writing is the last thing you want to do?  The reality of it is, if you want to win at Nano, you’re probably going to be writing every single day of the month, and the likelihood that you feel like writing […]

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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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Camp NaNoWriMo April 2021 Goals

Camp NaNoWriMo April 2021 Goals

Camp NaNoWriMo is coming up in April, so it’s time to start thinking about whether you want to participate and what you’ll be working on. Camp is different from the main event for National Novel Writing Month in November, because you can choose your own goal, rather than having to write a full 50,000 words […]

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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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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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Series and serials: Do you know the difference?

Series and serials: Do you know the difference?

What is a serial? When it comes to writing fiction, there are a lot of differing opinions on what makes up a serial vs. a series, what the structure of a proper serial should be, and whether a serial has to end on a cliffhanger. In today’s video, I’m going to go over my opinions […]

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How To Begin Editing Your Book After NaNoWriMo

How To Begin Editing Your Book After NaNoWriMo

Writing a rough draft of your novel during NaNoWriMo is an absolute whirlwind, but what the heck do you do with your book after NaNo is over? Today, we’re going to talk about how to get started with your self-edits. This, of course, applies to all novels and rough drafts, not just NaNoWriMo. However, since […]

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I Finished The Most Difficult Book I’ve Ever Written

I Finished The Most Difficult Book I’ve Ever Written

Every book is different, which means that each book comes with its own unique challenges and struggles. This book? This was the toughest one yet for me, for so many reasons. If you were following me on The NaNoWriMo Diaries, you saw how hard I worked to finish my book Fate’s Surrender. I wanted to […]

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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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