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My 90-Day Reset Routine

My 90-Day Reset Routine

I have always loved a fresh start, so there’s nothing more satisfying for me than getting that fresh start every single quarter. I have been obsessed with 90-day planning for the past five years, because it has quite literally changed my life and my career. Today, I’m going to share with you the 90-day reset […]

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My New Story Journal

My New Story Journal

Sometimes, the best way to spark our own creative ideas is to consume and analyze the stories of other authors! Today, I’m sharing my brand new story inspiration journal where I’ll be tracking the stories I watch, play, or listen to and all my thoughts along the way. Setting up my story inspiration journal I’m […]

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Writing Vlog: The Disappearance of Vanessa Shaw

Writing Vlog: The Disappearance of Vanessa Shaw

Welcome back to another week, and I’m so excited to bring you a writing vlog! Today, I’m sharing my new “Tuesdays are for writing” attitude and how working on a brand new story is bringing back my creative spark. Watch today’s video below. Writing My New Book Join The HB90 Bootcamp It’s hard to believe […]

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Do These 5 Things To Change Your Life

Do These 5 Things To Change Your Life

Lately, I’ve been feeling this deep desire to make some big changes, but the desire to change isn’t always enough. Sometimes, there’s this seemingly insurmountable resistance to making change in our lives, and I’ve been thinking about this a lot, both in terms of why it happens and what to do to overcome it. If […]

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Restarting An Old Book Project

Restarting An Old Book Project

I’m starting a new book! Except that it’s not a brand new book. It’s an older book that I started back in 2019 and never got a chance to finish. I currently have a handful of plotting notes and just over 20,000 words of completed draft. Even though I set this book aside in 2019 […]

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How To Write A Novel From Scenes: Writing Great Scenes #5

How To Write A Novel From Scenes: Writing Great Scenes #5

Welcome to the fifth and final episode in our series on Writing Great Scenes. So far, we’ve learned about the main elements of a scene, how to write a character’s goal or desire, how to write conflict, and how to structure your scenes and create scene cards from your notes. If you missed the first […]

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How To Structure A Scene: Writing Great Scenes #4

How To Structure A Scene: Writing Great Scenes #4

Our discussion of how to write great scenes continues today with Episode 4 of the series, where we’ll be going over scene structure. This is really where everything we’ve talked about so far comes together to create the true building blocks of your entire novel or story. If you missed the first three parts, I’ll […]

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Join Me For The August HB Notebook Challenge!

Join Me For The August HB Notebook Challenge!

It’s time for another Heart Breathings Notebook Challenge! I decided to take a slight break from our Scenes Series to share my notebooks for the month. It’s a bit of a long one, so grab a beverage and snuggle in to hang out for a bit. August HB Notebook Challenge I’d love to see what […]

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How To Write Conflict: Writing Great Scenes #3

How To Write Conflict: Writing Great Scenes #3

Welcome back to Episode 3 in our “Writing Great Scenes” series. Last week, we discussed the importance of each scene having a point-of-view character with a clear goal or desire. This week, we’re going to talk about what I feel is the most important aspect of writing an engaging scene: conflict. If you missed the […]

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Your Character’s Goal or Desire In A Scene: Writing Great Scenes #2

Your Character’s Goal or Desire In A Scene: Writing Great Scenes #2

In all good scenes, your point-of-view character will have a goal or desire. Something your character wants. Today, we’re diving into character arcs, goals, and how these work together to create an engaging scene for your readers. This is part 2 of my series on great scenes. To check out the first video and post, go […]

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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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