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Writing Tips: How To Make Your Book Better With Pacing

Writing Tips: How To Make Your Book Better With Pacing

One of the most important concepts you can learn as an author is pacing. Basically, pacing is how fast or slow your story unfolds on the page, and an understanding of when to move faster can help you tell a better story. In today’s video on YouTube, I discuss some of the elements of pacing […]

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How I Plan And Outline My Novels

How I Plan And Outline My Novels

Whenever it’s time to start a new book, I have a process I’ve learned to follow that helps me outline my novel. I thought I’d share that process with you today. Especially since we’re currently on the eve of NaNoWriMo and deep into Preptober. You can watch the video here on YouTube or below. I […]

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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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Which Story Idea Should You Write?

Which Story Idea Should You Write?

Choosing which story idea is the right idea can be really difficult! Especially when you have a LOT of great ideas. How do you know which one is going to be the best one? In today’s video, I’m giving Six Tips to help you choose which story idea you should write next. Watch Today’s Video […]

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How To Create Realistic Goals For Your Writing

How To Create Realistic Goals For Your Writing

Now that I’m getting back into the swing of things after the birth of my daughter, I’m thinking more and more about how to get back on track with my writing after taking some time off. That means figuring out my next steps and my deadlines and goals for what I’ll be writing the rest […]

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How I Plan And Organize My Edits | How To Edit Your Novel: Part Six

How I Plan And Organize My Edits | How To Edit Your Novel: Part Six

For me, one of the most useful ways to understand any new concept or process is to see it in action! The conclusion to my series on How To Edit Your Novel is a behind-the-scenes, detailed look at how I plan and organize my edits. This ended up being the longest video in the series, […]

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How To Know When Your Book Is Done | How To Edit Your Novel: Part Five

How To Know When Your Book Is Done | How To Edit Your Novel: Part Five

Welcome to the next part of my series on how to edit your novel. Today, we’re going to talk about something that plagues a lot of writers, which is how do you know when your book is actually done? Sometimes, it’s easy to get caught in an endless editing loop where you work your way […]

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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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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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