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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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How To Plan Your Writing Schedule And Hit Your Deadlines

How To Plan Your Writing Schedule And Hit Your Deadlines

As a hopeless procrastinator who knew it was time to start hitting my deadlines, I have found a system for how to plan my writing and production schedule for each novel. It’s a simple system, but sometimes just laying out the dates and planning ahead can make all the difference. Watch today’s video on how […]

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How To Avoid Burnout As An Author

How To Avoid Burnout As An Author

Burnout is a very real and dangerous thing for authors and entrepreneurs. Our ability to make money rests solely on our ability to create and market our work, which means that periods of sustained burnout can completely tank our income and productivity. Today, we are going to talk about how to avoid burnout as authors. […]

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How To Get Started As A Writer

How To Get Started As A Writer

I have gotten so many questions over the years about how to get started as a writer. Where do you begin? How do you actually learn to put a story together? Today, I am going to give you some of my best tips and share some of my personal experiences of when I first started […]

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Five Ways Writers Sabotage Their Success

Five Ways Writers Sabotage Their Success

We all want to be successful, but one of the strange mysteries of life is that almost all of us tend to sabotage our own success at some point. We make a plan and set a few exciting goals, but then we don’t sit down and hit our word counts. Sound familiar? Today’s video post […]

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Mini Marketing Tips For Authors: Great Taglines

Mini Marketing Tips For Authors: Great Taglines

I have a great mini marketing tip for you guys today. Writing a handful of punchy one-liners that hook readers in and make them want to read your story is an amazing way to increase your return on investment when you’re running ads or talking about your book. These are called “taglines” and they are […]

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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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