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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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How To Write Great Scenes That Keep Readers Engaged: Writing Great Scenes #1

How To Write Great Scenes That Keep Readers Engaged: Writing Great Scenes #1

As writers, we hear a lot about plot structure, but in my opinion, we don’t hear nearly enough about scenes. In truth, scenes are really where the story happens. So, if you’ve ever struggled with figuring out what happens in your scenes or taking the idea of plot and fleshing it out into individual scenes, […]

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How A Dragonfly Changed My Quarterly Goals

How A Dragonfly Changed My Quarterly Goals

My quarterly goals were all in place…until a dead dragonfly changed everything for me. Today, I’ll share what happened when I got home from vacation and how that moment has inspired me to set new boundaries and get back to the joy of writing. I’ll also share how I did in Q2 and my Q3 […]

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Are You Ready For Some Fun?

Are You Ready For Some Fun?

The first half of 2022 is officially over and I’m so excited about what the next 6 months hold for me (and all of you)! Great way to start: Erin Condren haul!! Erin Condren was kind enough to gift me with part of their Back To School Collection and I’m unboxing it over on my […]

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How To Write More During Camp NaNoWriMo

How To Write More During Camp NaNoWriMo

Can you believe that we’re officially halfway through 2022? There have been so many things I’ve wanted to accomplish this year, but between traveling, buying and setting up a new home, running my Heart Breathings courses, there just hasn’t been enough time. But that doesn’t mean that the back half of the year will be […]

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A Productive Week In My Life With HB90

A Productive Week In My Life With HB90

We talk about planners all the time, and a lot of times I’ve shared what my weekly plan looks like, but I’ve never been able to share how I actually follow through on those plans. Until now! Over the week of May 23-29, I recorded a vlog of my entire planning and follow-through process using […]

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New Erin Condren Monthly Planner

New Erin Condren Monthly Planner

If you haven’t guessed it by now, I love Erin Condren planners. Out of all of them, though, the Monthly Planner has to be my favorite and most used. The monthly planner is basically a planner / notebook hybrid, which is what makes it so flexible and useful. Instead of weekly or daily spreads like […]

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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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