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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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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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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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