Are you planning to participate in NaNoWriMo in November? Do you have days where writing is the last thing you want to do? The reality of it is, if you want to win at Nano, you’re probably going to be writing every single day of the month, and the likelihood that you feel like writing […]read more
Getting started as a writer is hard enough, but once you’ve gotten started and are getting words on the page, how do you get better? Of course, the clear answer here is, “Keep Writing”. And that’s the truth. That’s the number one tip, for sure, because you learn by doing. The more you write, the […]read more
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 […]read more
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 […]read more
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 […]read more
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 […]read more
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.