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I’m Robin Van Auken, a full-time writer and a college educator. I’m on a mission to learn new things and share what works, especially for writers. I’m researching the Bestselling Author’s Mindset 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. Look for The Bestselling Author’s Mindset book in 2017, as well as the course.  The Bestselling Author’s Mindset goes beyond tips and tricks and hacks explores the psychology of the successful writer and how you can adopt the mindset of success.

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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I also operate Hands on Heritage, a unique, company that specializes in public relations for heritage organizations and cultural resource management firms. I specialize in projects that connect communities and conserve cultural legacies. I also provide project mitigation solutions with an emphasis on interpretation and education. My professional public relation services range from from communication strategies to convergent media solutions. I adhere to the highest standards of ethical practice while shepherding your project to completion. No project is too small, nor too large, to discuss.



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