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Sharing What Works

I’m Robin Van Auken, and I’m a professional writer, researcher and educator, specializing in communication projects.

Robin Van AukenI’ve been a writer for 35+ years as a writer, working as a journalist and editor for daily and weekly newspapers in Florida and Pennsylvania. I’m also the author and co-author of regional history books, including “Play Ball! The Story of Little League Baseball,” and several novels.

I’m on a mission to learn new things and share what works, especially for writers. I’m researching and sharing my notes here and on the Wholehearted Author learning platform. Please explore the resources and techniques I’ve used to write on a daily basis, publish many fiction and nonfiction books, and build my author platform.

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Let’s Talk Books: A Podcast for Writers, by Writers

Let’s Talk Books is the official podcast of Robin Van Auken, the Wholehearted Author. It’s my mission to learn new things and share what works, especially in the publishing industry. I’m talking to interesting people about topics such as inspiration, motivation, creating, publication and promotion. My guests have wonderful success stories to share, as well as stories of how they’ve struggled with their writing. Are you listening? Let’s talk books.

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You can joyfully publish and promote your book without compromising on quality when you’re a Wholehearted Author. I’ve spent thousands of hours of reading and curating books, journal articles, websites and videos on the topics of writing, publishing and promoting books. You can benefit from my passion for learning new things because I share what works. My courses and guides are designed to help you take control, be happy and productive, and crash through the barriers to your success. Join my circle of writers and authors and receive these free resources, read my blog, use my workbooks, and begin your Author’s Journey.

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