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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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How To Win NaNo WriMo

How To Win NaNo WriMo

I’m starting to get so excited for National Novel Writing Month coming up in November. Since I’ve participated for eleven years now with some wins and some losses, I thought I’d share my top three tips for how to win NaNo WriMo. Watch Today’s Video on NaNo WriMo Tips Tip #1: Pre-Plan It’s important to […]

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Why I Participate in NaNo WriMo As A Writer

Why I Participate in NaNo WriMo As A Writer

Don’t you just love this time of year? The weather is changing, the best holidays are coming up, and it’s almost National Novel Writing Month! If you’ve never participated in NaNo WriMo before, you have been missing out. I can’t even fully express to you how much NaNo has meant in my life, but today […]

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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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