Heart Breathings

What to do when mental health suffers during a deadline (Preptober 2022)

What to do when mental health suffers during a deadline (Preptober 2022)

How do you approach a deadline, goal, or big project when your mental health is already suffering? What can you do during the push to “win” to help support yourself and take care of yourself? That’s the topic of our video today. This is the final video of our Preptober series, and I sincerely hope […]

read more
Prepping Your Life For NaNoWriMo

Prepping Your Life For NaNoWriMo

When we talk about writing to deadlines or a big, timed event like NaNoWriMo, we often spend most of our time talking about plot, ideas, and scenes. Those things are important, of course, but there’s more to success sometimes than just prepping your novel. What about prepping your life for a big deadline? Today on […]

read more
How To Plan Your Novel (For NaNoWriMo)

How To Plan Your Novel (For NaNoWriMo)

It’s that lovely time of year where writers come together to start preparing for National Novel Writing Month. Even if NaNoWriMo isn’t your thing, I hope these new videos will help spark something for you as you prepare and plan your next novel! Planning Your Novel What Type Of Writer Are You? The first thing […]

read more
Welcome to Preptober 2022!

Welcome to Preptober 2022!

Preptober is here!!! I’m so excited for all the upcoming videos, and I can’t wait to plan and prep with you before NaNo!!! Even if you aren’t doing NaNo or it’s not your thing, I hope you’ll be able to gain some insight from the Preptober videos and other content I have planned. I’ve worked […]

read more
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 […]

read more
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 […]

read more
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 […]

read more
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 […]

read more
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 […]

read more
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 […]

read more
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.

categories

A Writer's Life Planning And Organization Self-Publishing Tips Writing Tips
Next Page »