Soulful Author Journey
A transformative weekly coaching program backed by the most supportive community of aspiring authors, and a carefully curated step-by-step guide to actualize your dreams. It is the fuel that fires your motivation, the compass that keeps you on track, it is your intimate journey towards becoming a renowned author.
Your life journey to get you here has been incredible.
More than likely, your life has been filled with highs and lows, mountains and valleys, light and darkness, good things and bad things, trauma as well as joy.
The fact that you’re here right now means that you have overcome, you’ve triumphed, you’ve risen above the ashes, you’ve learned, you’ve grown, you’ve elevated to a newer level of understanding that you didn’t have before.
You’ve been through a lot—and you’ve survived. You’ve thrived. You’ve become the person you are today.
And you realize how powerful your journey has been in helping you become that person.
You realize how powerful your life story can be in inspiring, empowering, and shinning hope to others who are where you once were.
Maybe you’ve shared bits and pieces of your story with confidants in the past. Maybe you’ve courageously shared it in speeches. Maybe you’ve hidden it in poetry or fictional pieces. Maybe you’ve only journaled about it. Maybe it’s still locked up in your heart. But the fact that you’re here means that you want to do more with it. You know you haven’t stepped into your fullest calling on your heart. You know there is still work to do, and you’re ready to discover exactly what it may be so you can take action.
A book is the single best tool to encapsulate your story. Not only does it have the ability to find those who need your words the most, but it also transcends time and lasts as it gets passed from person to person and copies are printed again and again. It can touch more people while also capturing your exact tone with the words you want to say and how you want to say them. You can be seen and heard exactly as you want to be remembered, exactly in the way that will touch the lives of those who need it the most.
But many people get so hung up on the “hows” of writing a book, that they never start. Or, if they start, then they never finish, easily getting caught up in a repeating cycle of pains associated with writing their story (no time, no energy, it’s not perfect enough, not knowing what to do next, thinking no one cares about what they have to say, fearing judgement, or terrified of diving in deep to see what may be revealed once the veil is pulled back).
If you’re spending all your energy focused on the doing (and never completing it), what you’re actually questioning is, “Is this worth it?”
Is this worth the energy? Is this worth the time? Is this worth putting other things on hold to complete? Is it worth investing in to get the help I need? Is it worth putting it out into the world? Is it worth how my life may or may not change once others start to read it?
When you let go those fears and concerns that are blocking your truest words from flowing out, you can feel the tingles in your soul, the flutter in your stomach, the goosebumps lining your arms telling you that your story will change someone’s life. All you have to do is write from the heart.
Right now you realize the power of your story, but something has held you back from sharing it all. We want to help you step into your fullest light, to connect your story with those who need it the most, to help you leave a legacy and a movement that can change lives forever. We want to help you become a published author that lights up this world with your message.
There’s a deeper reason you’re on this page right now. There’s a part of you that knows your fullest purpose hasn’t been met yet.
Your soul is saying, “It’s time for a change.” And the world is saying, “We’re ready for your story.”
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
― Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
The Soulful Author Journey was developed for passionate, powerhouse souls like you who don’t want to just write a book, but you want to write a book that truly helps people and contributes to positive change in the world..
The Soulful Author Journey is a transformative course and community that will take you from someone with a book idea to a confident and soul-baring published author. Held in an engaging private group of impacters with big desires to make a positive change in this world combined with expert guidance from book industry professionals. What more could you want? It not only teaches you how to remember your truest self, rediscover the stories that create deep connections with others, write, publish, market, and launch your book, but it also helps you leave footprints that generate ripple effects for lifetimes to come– all from sharing your story with the world.
The Soulful Author Journey course is designed by Burning Soul Press Founder + CEO, Lauren Eckhardt. Our specialized program helps impact-driven individuals identify their soul’s message and share it with the world in the most meaningful and powerful way.
The Soul Writer Framework is a 4 pillar program that helps people uncover the pieces of their journey that will connect the most with others by sharing the stories in a powerful book that is supported by publishing, marketing, and PR strategies to get it out into the world to leave a legacy.
This is unlike any other standard writing program you’ve encountered. Our Soul Writer Framework is about embracing your identity and soul’s message so you can leave a lasting impact you are proud to have surpass your time on earth.
What’s it like to be in the Soulful Author Journey program?
- be in a safe and private community that will encourage and support you through the transformative course and exercises that help you rediscover your most authentic self and rise with confidence, courage, and a mission that lights you up and attracts those you are most meant to help
- write and FINISH your book
- be trained in a unique and highly-effective writing method that digs deep into the roots of your story to write a book that has a lasting impact on readers and the world
- craft your unique voice and transfer it to a storytelling skill that can be used to captivate audiences in all areas of life
- strategically position yourself for success as a best-selling author while attracting your target audience and building your impact
- prepare your book for publishing and choose the right publishing path for you, learning the steps for success that aligns with your long-term, soul-driven mission
- launch and market your debut book like the pros without second-guessing yourself
- fulfill your life purpose while leaving a legacy behind
This is for you IF…
- You know your story needs to be shared to inspire, empower, and spread hope to those who need to hear it the most.
- You are ready to fulfill your soul’s calling and step into your fullest purpose.
- You love the book world and have a deep appreciation for people’s stories.
- You desire to build a living using your creative strengths, experiences, knowing, and natural talents.
- You know action, investment, and discipline leads to results.
- You understand that now is the time to make your dream happen, not tomorrow.
This is NOT for you IF…
- You aren’t ready to step outside of your comfort zone to make a lifelong impact.
- You aren’t committed to fulfilling the call of your life purpose.
- You don’t believe that investing in a program is worth the education, experience, deep connections and accountability.
- You are unwilling to make time in your schedule to write.
- You aren’t coachable and willing to put suggestions into practice.
- You put things off until tomorrow instead of tackling your dreams today.
The 3 Cs of Our Approach
Our go-at-your-own-pace online Soulful Author Journey course was carefully developed by industry experts and seasoned authors who’ve been there to walk you through the three elements of the author journey: book writing, publishing, and promotion. We are always updating our curriculum with new information and tactics to keep up with the ever-changing publishing industry and to make sure that you have all the information you need to help you write the most powerful book you can write and make the biggest impact.
You will follow videos and exercises, along with your workbook, designed to take the researching and heavy lifting out of writing, publishing, and promoting your book. Plus, you’ll get detailed resources, tutorials, and templates to make it easier for you to tailor your plan for your unique journey.
You’ll start join the weekly group coaching sessions. There will be two sessions with Lauren, our book coaches, in house editor, and your fellow Soulful Authors each week, but we recommend joining the session that aligns with where you are in your author journey. The first group coaching session will be writing-focused, workshopping your book, and the second coaching session will be focused on publishing.
You will create an individual timeline you will work from, so you will lead your own plan of action. This will help you stay on task with how many words you need to write in order to complete your manuscript by the end of the four month period. Then, you’ll move into the publishing phase.
The live sessions are one hour long, and held on Wednesdays and Fridays at 12:00 pm Noon central time. All sessions will also be recorded.
You will also have access to our Soulful Authors Only community to keep up in-between sessions, communicate with your accountability partner, and access the live coaching sessions and recordings throughout the course of the year.
Members are also granted access for the duration of their membership in the Soulful Author Journey (over $400 value!) to our Burning Soul Collective community. In the Community, you can join daily live writing sessions and leverage writing prompts that will help you focus on your work in progress.
Included in the Program:
- Access to a transformative course that will encourage you to finish your nonfiction manuscript and get it out into the world WHILE rediscovering your truest self again, connecting with the stories that shaped your journey the most, strengthening your voice to share with others, and stepping into your fullest soul-baring, life-changing purpose
- 2 live coaching sessions from the Burning Soul Press team per week, on Wednesdays (for those in the Writing Stage) and Fridays (for those in Publishing/Promotion Stage) at Noon Central Time
- Book Writing, Publishing, and Promotion education & guidance
- Templates for your book, newsletters, book launch, marketing, and public relations strategies
- Safe and supportive community of other impact-driven soul writers held within a private Slack group
- Curated contest and award opportunities
- Interviews with Q&As so you can learn and be inspired by those who are lighting up the world with their impact
PLUS free access to:
✔ the Burning Soul Collective community with daily live writing sessions you can attend that will help you maintain your focus (more than $400 value),
✔ our 30-Day Writing Challenge that will help you uncover your core message and stay in the writing headspace ($147 value), and
✔ our Monthly Author Playbook that will give you ideas and tips for all-things author promotion so that when you’re ready for it, you don’t have to start from scratch ($99 value)
✔ your own Time Management Journal to keep you focused on your manuscript.