Whenever I have writing, publishing, social media marketing or writing tips for others, this is where I post them.

Useful Guide to Free Photos, Media and More

As a writer, you're not always concerned with visual or audio artwork. It's often secondary to the Muse dictating the story to you. As a Self-Sufficient Author, however, you need media for marketing your author brand, so how do you find it and use it legally? The Ultimate Guide to Free Photos, Media & More [...]

By |2019-04-10T11:30:47-05:00December 18th, 2016|Creation, Robin Van Auken, Wholehearted Author, Writing Tips|

Solo Camping

I spent a week solo camping, as a way to kick start my writing this summer. I viewed solo camping as a "Writing Retreat." Constant Companion: Chubbers, an Australian Shepherd-Husky Mix.Constant Companion: Chubbers, an Australian Shepherd-Husky Mix. Confession: I wasn't alone. I brought my constant companion, my dog, Chubbers. My husband and the cat [...]

DIY Writer’s Retreat

Scheduling time to write creatively is a difficult task for most authors. It’s a selfish endeavor, hiding from the world, shirking responsibilities, ignoring the family. But it’s also a necessary endeavor. Without writing time, we don’t produce books. If we don’t produce books, we don’t make money. I don’t know about you, but writing books [...]

Students Respond Positively to Writers’ Prompts

Writers' Prompts I teach communications and I've discovered that most of my students respond positively to writers' prompts. Sometimes they end in a paragraph or two, sometimes and entire essay. I'll be collecting writers' prompts and posting them here. If you wish, feel free to add some below in the comment area. Also, feel [...]

By |2018-07-14T17:53:00-05:00February 1st, 2012|Writing Tips|

Junying Kirk

SUPPORTING AUTHORS ONE READ AT A TIME:Junying Kirk, author of "The Same Moon," was born and grew up in the turbulent times of Cultural Revolution. A British Council scholarship led her to study English Language Teaching at Warwick University in 1988, followed by further postgraduate degrees at Glasgow and Leeds.When she is not traveling to [...]

By |2018-07-14T17:54:49-05:00January 11th, 2012|Writing Tips|