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7 Tips For How To Stay Focused While Writing

7 Tips For How To Stay Focused While Writing

It’s hard enough some days to make yourself sit down to write, but how do you stay focused while writing? Today, I’m sharing my Top 7 Tips for Staying Focused While Writing. How To Stay Focused    Want To Get More Done? I also wanted to remind you guys that tonight is the Kickoff […]

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How To Plot Your Novel, Part Eight: What To Do If You Get Stuck

How To Plot Your Novel, Part Eight: What To Do If You Get Stuck

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, […]

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How To Plot Your Novel, Part Seven: Bringing It All Together

How To Plot Your Novel, Part Seven: Bringing It All Together

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 […]

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How To Plot Your Novel, Part Six: Elements of Act Three

How To Plot Your Novel, Part Six: Elements of Act Three

My “How To Plot Your Novel” video series continues today with the Elements of Act Three. In my last video, we discussed the secon half of the Second Act, leading up to the second doorway of no return. Today, we are going to talk about what happens in the final act of your story. How […]

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How To Plot Your Novel, Part Five: The Second Half of Act Two

How To Plot Your Novel, Part Five: The Second Half of Act Two

It’s part 5 of our “How To Plot Your Novel” video series, and I’m excited to talk about the second half of Act Two. Last week, we discussed the first half of the Second Act, leading up to the Midpoint or “Mirror Moment” of your novel. Today, we are going to talk about what happens […]

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How To Plot Your Novel, Part Four: The First Half of Act Two

How To Plot Your Novel, Part Four: The First Half of Act Two

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 […]

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How To Plot Your Novel, Part Three: Elements of Act One

How To Plot Your Novel, Part Three: Elements of Act One

Hey, guys, and welcome back to my series on how to plot your novel. Today, we are going to be talking about the elements of Act One. This is part 3 of my 8-part series on outlining a novel, and I hope you’ll come back each week for the remaining parts. Near the bottom of […]

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How To Plot Your Novel, Part Two: Writing Great Characters

How To Plot Your Novel, Part Two: Writing Great Characters

We are back today with Part 2 of my 8-Part Video series on How To Plot Your Novel. Today’s focus is on writing great characters. Whether you are writing a character-driven or a plot-driven story, you still need great characters with depth and emotional impact. You also need to understand who your characters are, why […]

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How To Plot Your Novel, Part One: Series Overview

How To Plot Your Novel, Part One: Series Overview

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 […]

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My Q2 90 Day Review And Free 90 Day Plan Template

My Q2 90 Day Review And Free 90 Day Plan Template

Hi, everyone! Today over on YouTube, I posted a video reviewing my 90 day plan for the 2nd quarter of 2018, discussing how my quarter went in terms of my goals, projects, and tasks, as well as a quick recap of how I created my 90 day plan. I also go over some changes I’m […]

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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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