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Keep Writing Even When You’re Stuck (Preptober)

Keep Writing Even When You’re Stuck (Preptober)

We only have a few days remaining until NaNoWriMo officially begins, so I wanted to take this last chance to give you some of my favorite tips for how to keep going when you get stuck. I’ve participated in NaNo for more than a decade (including Camp NaNoWriMo twice a year), and I’ve written more […]

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Organize & Plan Your Book Using Index Cards

Organize & Plan Your Book Using Index Cards

I was so excited to see that there was so much interest in me showing a more detailed view of my process of using index cards throughout my plotting and writing. As we continue to plan and prep for National Novel Writing Month coming up in November (nanowrimo.org), I am hopeful that these behind-the-scenes Preptober […]

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How to Write Faster & Win NaNoWriMo (Preptober)

How to Write Faster & Win NaNoWriMo (Preptober)

Writing 50,000 words in 30 days can seem like an impossible task if you’ve never attempted it before, but one of the keys to winning is getting those words out as quickly as possible. Today, I’m going to share 5 tips for how to write faster so that you will make it to the NaNoWriMo […]

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Planning my New Novel for NaNoWriMo

Planning my New Novel for NaNoWriMo

I’m so excited to continue our Preptober videos with a discussion of how I plan my novel for NaNo WriMo. As I talked about last week, planning your novel is one of the most important parts of getting ready to write 50,000 words in just 30 days. Today, I’m going to share with you 7 […]

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How I Prepare for NaNoWriMo (including Preptober Checklist)

How I Prepare for NaNoWriMo (including Preptober Checklist)

It’s one of my favorite times of year: Time to prepare for National Novel Writing Month! I’m so excited you’ll be joining me in the great NaNoWriMo adventure this November. Whether this is your first novel or your fiftieth, it’s always fun to take a full month and immerse yourself in a story world. Watch […]

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Author Q&A Part 2 \\ How to Plan & Write a Series #9

Author Q&A Part 2 \\ How to Plan & Write a Series #9

This is it! We have made it to the final video in the How to Plan and Write a Series series – I hope you enjoyed all the videos. It’s been a lot of fun for me, and I hope to be able to offer more series like this in the future. This is the […]

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Author Q&A \ How To Plan & Write A Series, #8

Author Q&A \ How To Plan & Write A Series, #8

I have sincerely enjoyed this entire series on planning and writing your series, and I hope you have gotten some good information from it, as well. Today, I have the first part of an author Q&A. I collected questions from a Google form and from my Instagram, but there were so many great questions that […]

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10 Best Practices When Writing And Publishing A Series (How To Write & Publish A Series, #7)

10 Best Practices When Writing And Publishing A Series (How To Write & Publish A Series, #7)

I’m back today with my Top 10 best practices to follow when writing and publishing your series. This is our final content video in this series, but I’m excited to say I’ll also be doing a Q&A on Series Writing coming up next week, too. Watch today’s video on the 10 best practices for Publishing […]

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My 5 Biggest Mistakes In Series Writing & Publishing (How To Plan & Write A Series, #6)

My 5 Biggest Mistakes In Series Writing & Publishing (How To Plan & Write A Series, #6)

To say I’ve made some big mistakes over the course of my career would be an understatement. I have really made some bad choices and mistakes over the past decade in indie publishing my various series, and I am going to spill the tea on myself today in hopes that my mistakes will help you […]

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The Emotional Pitfalls of Writing a Book Series (How To Plan & Write A Series, #5)

The Emotional Pitfalls of Writing a Book Series (How To Plan & Write A Series, #5)

So far in this video and blog series, we’ve looked at various aspects of planning and writing a series, but one factor I feel is extremely important regarding your series plans is to think about the emotional toll a series can take on your mental health. It’s honestly not something that’s often discussed. Instead, most […]

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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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