Whenever it’s time to start a new book, I have a process I’ve learned to follow that helps me outline my novel. I thought I’d share that process with you today. Especially since we’re currently on the eve of NaNoWriMo and deep into Preptober. You can watch the video here on YouTube or below. I […]read more
Now that you have an amazing plot for your novel, what do you do if you hit the dreaded writer’s block? Sometimes, no matter how much time you’ve put into plotting and planning, you will find that your characters and your story just won’t cooperate with all the scenes you’ve laid out for them. So, […]read more
Now that you have the basic outline of your novel, it’s time to bring it all together. That means planning out your scenes and turning your plot framework into a cohesive story that will flow and captivate readers. I hope you’ve been enjoying this series on how to plot a novel. There’s just one video […]read more
Welcome back to my “How To Plot Your Novel” video series. Today, we are covering the elements of the first half of Act Two. Since the second act makes up the majority of your novel, most books and guides split it into two parts–before the Midpoint and after the Midpoint. Today, I’ll be taking you […]read more
Learning how to plot a novel is one of the toughest parts of being a writer. I swear that after more than twenty-five full-length novels, I still feel like there is so much more to learn! And while it’s true that some people (known as “pantsers”) don’t plot their novels at all, for many of […]read more
Hey, everyone! Launch week has been so much fun! For my final day of the launch, I’m showing you how I make a lightweight, super portable plot notes booklet using just index cards, markers, and washi tape. My Plot Notes Booklet Method I’ve been using this plot notes booklet method for about a year now. […]read more
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.