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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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Don’t Take Anything For Granted

Don’t Take Anything For Granted

I am back today with some of my best advice on self-publishing, taken from my own lessons learned over the course of eight years since I published my first book, Beautiful Demons. My second tip is really one of the toughest truths about self-publishing, which is that you can’t take anything for granted. Tip #2: […]

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My Best Self-Publishing Advice

My Best Self-Publishing Advice

As many of you know, I recently celebrated eight years of successful self-publishing. Today, I would love to share with you some of my best self-publishing advice. In fact, I thought it would be awesome to give you 8 of my best tips. One for each year I’ve been indie publishing. Over the course of […]

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Should You Be Writing For Love Or Money?

Should You Be Writing For Love Or Money?

One of the most common questions indie authors wrestle with is, “Should I write for love or money?” In my opinion, this is the wrong question to be asking yourself. What you should ask instead is “How can I make money writing the books I love?” Love Or Money? We all have some ideal vision […]

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How Long Should A Self-Published Book Be?

How Long Should A Self-Published Book Be?

One of the most common questions I am asked lately is, “How long are your books?” or “How long should my self-published book be?” This is a great question, and I think there are four main things you should take into consideration when planning out the target word count for your novel. The Top 4 […]

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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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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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