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Top 10 Tips For A Successful Writing Retreat

Top 10 Tips For A Successful Writing Retreat

I just recently got back from an amazing and productive writing retreat in Hilton Head Island, and I thought it would be a great time to share with you my Top 10 Tips for a Successful Writing Retreat. I first starting going on writing retreats back in 2011 when I was doing my best to […]

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My 2019 Notebook Challenge!

My 2019 Notebook Challenge!

How many of you are like me and have a ton of beautiful (or at least functional) empty or partially-filled notebooks all around the house? I have been collecting gorgeous notebooks for years, and even though I always have the best of intentions, I’m often too scared to write in them for fear of messing […]

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Live 2019 Writing Schedule Workshop!

Live 2019 Writing Schedule Workshop!

Hey, everyone! I wanted to let you know that today, December 8th, at 4PM Eastern Time, I’ll be going Live on YouTube for a 2019 Writing Schedule Workshop. Just for this live, I put together a special free workbook to help you figure out a realistic, powerful estimate of what you can get done in […]

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How To Make 2019 Your Best Year As A Writer

How To Make 2019 Your Best Year As A Writer

December is truly one of my favorite months of the year, because it’s time to look back on what we’ve accomplished so far and look ahead to what we hope to get done in the coming year. One of my favorite thing to do in December is set my goals and daydream about how to […]

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Joy Is Important To Success As An Author

Joy Is Important To Success As An Author

Today’s final self-publishing tip and lesson learned is hands down the most important advice I’ve given to date, and that’s the fact that your joy is important to your success as an author. I know it sounds simple and maybe you’ll even think it’s cheesy, but it’s truly the most important thing I’ve learned in […]

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Writers Should Never Stop Learning

Writers Should Never Stop Learning

Welcome back to Tip #7 in my 8 Lessons Learned over 8 Years of Indie Publishing. Today’s tip is so very important. Never stop learning. When I say this, of course I’m talking about craft. Writers should keep learning how to be better writers, no matter if you’ve written one book or one hundred. But […]

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Why Writers Should Be Good To Their Fans

Why Writers Should Be Good To Their Fans

I couldn’t have a list of my top lessons learned over eight years of self-publishing without talking about why it’s important for writers to be good to their fans. This one has the potential to be controversial, simply because many authors have strong opinions about this one way or the other. One of the things […]

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Get More Done As A Writer

Get More Done As A Writer

As writers, we all want to get more done. If you’ve been at this for any period of time, you already know just how massive an author’s to-do list can be, and one of the keys to getting it all done is admitting that you can’t! I’m serious. You can’t do it all. There are […]

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Self-Publishing Success Takes Time

Self-Publishing Success Takes Time

One of the things that can be hard to come to terms with about self-publishing is that self-publishing success takes time. No matter what some scam artists out there may tell you, this is not a get rich quick scheme. Not if you want an actual long-term career. But sometimes it can be really difficult […]

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Always Think Long Term

Always Think Long Term

I’m back today to share more of my Top 8 Lessons Learned in 8 Years of Indie Publishing, and I want to share with you one key component to a successful self-publishing strategy. Right now, everyone seems to be preaching short-term tactics. “Here’s how you can make money fast with this simple hack.” Well, I […]

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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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