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My Favorite Books On Editing | How To Edit Your Novel: Part Four

My Favorite Books On Editing | How To Edit Your Novel: Part Four

In today’s post and video on editing your novel, I’m talking about some of the most helpful books on editing I’ve come across as a writer. Watch Today’s Video List Of The Best Books On Editing I have linked to these books on Amazon, but you can usually find these at your local library, as […]

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All About Beta Readers | How To Edit Your Novel: Part Three

All About Beta Readers | How To Edit Your Novel: Part Three

Welcome back to my 6-part series on How To Edit Your Novel. Today, we are going to talk about beta readers. What do they do for you? How do you find them? Do you pay them? I’ll be answering all your most burning questions. Part 1: Self-EditsPart 2: Types of Professional Edits (And Associated Costs)Part […]

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Different Types Of Editors (And What They Cost) | How To Edit Your Novel: Part Two

Different Types Of Editors (And What They Cost) | How To Edit Your Novel: Part Two

Welcome back to my blog, where we are discussing the ins and outs of how to edit your novel. Today is Part 2 of a 6-part series on editing your novel, and our topic for this post is the different types of editors for your novel. We’ll also be discussing how much (on average) these […]

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How To Edit Your Novel | Part One: Self-Edits

How To Edit Your Novel | Part One: Self-Edits

Welcome to my 6-part series on how to edit your novel. In this series, we are going to cover the following topics: Part 1: Self-EditsPart 2: Types of Professional Edits (And Associated Costs)Part 3: Beta ReadersPart 4: My Recommended Books On EditingPart 5: How To Know When Your Edits Are CompletePart 6: How I Organize […]

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How To Write Faster

How To Write Faster

Have you ever wished you could write a little bit faster? Do you struggle sometimes to write as many words per day as you really want to? Today, I have some great writing tips for you that I know will help almost everyone to begin to write faster and more consistently. However, I also want […]

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Using a Wiki For Your Series Bible

Using a Wiki For Your Series Bible

There are lots of options for how to keep track of the information you’ll need to remember in a long-running series, but one of my favorite ways to keep a Series Bible is inside a private Wiki. Keep reading or watch today’s video to find out why a wiki can be a great choice for […]

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How To Crush Your Writing Goals

How To Crush Your Writing Goals

Do you have a big writing goal that you’ve been trying to meet? Maybe you’re just trying to finish your first novel, or maybe you want to increase your productivity. In today’s post, I’m going to give you five steps to crush your writing goals. Crush Your Goals These are the number one steps I […]

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Why I Write In Google Docs (Instead of Scrivener!)

Why I Write In Google Docs (Instead of Scrivener!)

I used to be a die-hard Scrivener fan, and while that program is still one of the very best out there for fiction writers, I have fallen in love with writing in Google Docs. Today, I’m going to give you my top 3 reasons for why I write everything inside Google Docs now, instead of […]

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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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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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