Resources & Workshops


Begin Your Author’s Journey

I’m Robin Van Auken, author of traditionally published books and independently published novels. My mission is to learn new things and share what works, especially with writers. I’m researching and sharing my notes here and on the Wholehearted Author learning platform, which is free to join.

My passion for learning new things can benefit you because I share what works. I’ve spent thousands of hours reading and curating books, journal articles, websites, and videos on writing, publishing, and promoting. My courses and guides are designed to help you take control, be happy and productive, and crash through the barriers to your success. Read my blog, listen to podcasts, download my workbooks, and watch a few videos.

My resources and experience are yours for free when you join my circle of writers and authors!

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to focus, write & share

Articles, workbooks, and videos in the Inspiration Category are designed to inspire and motivate Wholehearted Authors, allowing you to focus on what’s important to you and what you want to share.

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CREATE outstanding
and unique content

Articles, courses, workbooks, and videos in the Creation Category are curated to educate Wholehearted Authors about the writing process, graphic design, and audio and video production.

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awesome manuscript

Articles, workbooks, checklists, tutorials, and videos in the Publication Category are designed to assist Wholehearted Authors to publish their books with ease, efficiency, and economy.

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PROMOTE your book
to your true fans

Behind-the-scenes tutorials, articles, workbooks, and videos in the Promotion Category are designed to educate Wholehearted Authors to promote their books successfully.

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If you’re interested in achieving any of these accomplishments, start by downloading my FREE resources, and you’re on your way. If you would like a consultation, get in touch with me. I’m happy to help.

Ready for a Challenge?

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. When you join my Circle of Writers & Authors, you’ll receive FREE writing resources, and you’ll sign up for my newsletter. I will not sell your information, or spam you. I will send you updates about new articles and podcasts I’ve created, and projects I’m working on. You can unsubscribe at anytime. Read my Privacy Policy here.

Wholehearted Author is for you if you are …

  • Starting out as a writer and could use some guidance
  • Wanting to be inspired to create and publish your book
  • Looking for like-minded, happy people and helpful mentors
  • Hoping to turn your writing into a full-time, awesome career
  • New to the concept of “permission marketing” but willing to try


Add WEST WIND to your library!

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. 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.

When you join my Readers Group, you’ll receive updates about new projects I’m working on. You can unsubscribe at anytime. Read my Privacy Policy here.