Be a Wholehearted Author! These articles share with you the techniques I’ve used to build my author platform and publish fiction and nonfiction books.

Why I Use WordPress and Why You Should Too

I use Wordpress for all of my websites, and all of my college students create one during their time earning their Media Writing minor. Perhaps you want to use WordPress but you're not sure how to go about it? A LITTLE BACKGROUND ON WORDPRESS WordPress is a popular Content Management System (CMS) used by companies, large [...]

By |2019-08-15T14:23:17-05:00February 27th, 2013|Promotion, Robin Van Auken, Wholehearted Author|

Use Google Apps for Increasing Productivity

If you're not using Google, then you need to consider all that this amazing company has to offer. Most amazing of all is that it is free, open-source and easy to use. There are literally hundreds of How-To videos available online for everything Google has to offer, so there's no excuse why you can't learn [...]

By |2019-08-15T14:26:21-05:00February 27th, 2013|Creation, Robin Van Auken, Wholehearted Author|

Travel Writing: A Good Writer is a Good Observer

If you're into travel writing, then you had better be paying attention. Not to this article—although it contains helpful advice for gathering intel during your next trip. You need to pay attention to everything and everyone and everywhere while you're abroad because you never know what, who, or where will become fodder for a feature. [...]

By |2019-08-22T08:52:55-05:00February 5th, 2013|Articles, Inspiration, Robin Van Auken, Wholehearted Author|

The Man Who Invented the Future: Jules Verne’s Legacy

The Man Who Invented the Future: Jules Verne's Legacy   Jules Verne It's been more than 100 years since the world mourned the passing of Jules Verne, "the man who invented the future." He died March 24, 1905 in Amiens, France. I've been thinking about Verne lately, and have decided to explore his [...]

By |2018-07-14T16:58:32-05:00January 8th, 2013|Inspiration, Wholehearted Author|

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 [...]

Small Press Publishers Fill the Niche

  Dedication and faith are the foundations of many small press and independent publishers. By printing primarily what interests them and focusing on authors they trust, this group is growing rapidly. Whereas many major publishers consolidate and lose money on book returns and operating costs, small presses flourish because their books meet high standards [...]

By |2019-08-15T14:33:52-05:00December 5th, 2005|Publicaton, Wholehearted Author|