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Hi, I’m Robin Van Auken and I love books. I’m on a mission to learn new things and share what works, especially in the independent book publishing industry. I’m excited to share my research so you can build a writing and publishing business that works for you.

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The Four Stages to Becoming a Wholehearted Author

There are four stages to becoming a Wholehearted Author with a best-selling book. They are: Inspiration, Creation, Publication and Promotion. It’s all the steps between these stages that trip us up, that slow us down, that create barriers to success. What if I told you that you can

Be INSPIRED to focus, write & share
Articles, workbooks and videos in the Inspiration Category are designed to inspire and motivateWholehearted Authors to create tremendous content.

CREATE tremendous, unique content
Articles, courses, workbooks and videos in the Creation Category are created and curated to educate theWholehearted Authors about the Writing Process, Graphic Design, and Audio and Video Production.

PUBLISH your awesome manuscript
Articles, workbooks, checklists, tutorials and videos in the Publication Category are designed to assistWholehearted Authors to publish their books with ease, efficiency and economy.

PROMOTE your book to your true fans
Behind-the scenes tutorials, articles, workbooks and videos in the Promotion Category are designed to educateWholehearted Authors to promote their books successfully.

Love to Write? Accept My Challenge!

Wholehearted Author Writing Sprint

Have even more fun when you accept the 21-Day Writing Sprint Challenge. This process is one I use every semester with my college students, so I know it can kickstart your creativity and introduce structure to your writing schedule.  Join today to access all of the free resources at Wholehearted Author.

Wholehearted Author is for you if you are …

  • Starting out as a writer and need guidance
  • Wanting to be inspired to create your book
  • Looking for like-minded, helpful mentors
  • Hoping to turn your writing into a career
  • New to marketing books but willing to try
Wholehearted Author with Robin Van Auken
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Add WEST WIND to your library!

Because free writing resources from
Wholehearted Author are not enough!

If you love a good mystery, a romantic whodunit that will surprise you, then WEST WIND is a great addition to your ebook library.

West Wind is my third novel as an author of Contemporary Fiction, Suspense, Thriller, and Romance.  It’s FREE too, when you join my exclusive Readers Group. Members of the Readers Group receive free novels, invitations to read advance copies, as well as illustrated character profiles and behind-the-scenes articles about Eaton and its quirky residents.

Join today and download your free book, and as a special thank you, you’ll receive a SECOND FREE BOOK tomorrow! The giving goes on and on when you become my fan.

Free book: West Wind

Join my Circle of Authors & Writers

Join my Circle of Writers & Authors and receive six FREE writing resources. Your freebies include:

  1. 21-Day Writing Sprint Challenge
  2. Secrets of Success from 25 Bestselling Authors
  3. Time Management Grid System
  4. Self-Publishing Business Checklist
  5. A Useful Guide to Free Photos, Media & More
  6. Getting Published
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