Lauren Eckhardt

Work with Me

Writing a book is a dream that may cross a person’s mind, but when it implants in your heart, that’s when you know it’s greater than just an idea, and is truly part of your purpose here in this world.

I don’t take that lightly.

Part of my passion in what I do is driven by the belief that if a specific idea has landed on you, there’s a reason you were chosen to bring that story to life. Not only is there a reason why you need to write it, but there’s someone who needs to read it written exactly in the way that no one else except you can do.

More than likely you’re here because you already know that’s true, but now you’re looking for the way to actually get it done. You don’t want to wait any longer. You know now is the time.

My job and purpose in this world is to give you the right tools, options, strategies, steps, solutions, feedback, and coaching to turn that idea into a completed manuscript so that it can finally be published and shared with the world.

Right now, you’re a person with a book idea, or maybe you’re a writer with some of your manuscript written, but I’m here to tell you that you can be the published author of your dreams— with a powerful book you’re proud to share with the world!— no matter your current circumstances.

Working with me, you’ll go from just having an idea to having a completed book by the end and more confidence in your author journey ahead.

And I WANT to be on that journey with you, guiding you to reach every one of your goals and dreams on this incredible path. It’s what lights me up, and I guarantee (and my clients can tell you), you’ll be lit up as well when we work together, discovering a newfound passion and excitement for the process of writing a book that you may have never had before.

How? By working one-on-one with an experienced and award-winning author, book coach, and ghostwriter so you don’t have to go at it alone or feel alone.

When you work with me, I’m with you the whole way.

Unlike writing courses, workshops or conferences, your book coach or ghostwriter is in this with you for the long haul. Not only will you learn the structuring, storytelling, messaging, voice, tone, and delivery skills you need to write a book, but you’re guided through the entire journey of writing, publishing, and getting your book into the hands of those it was meant for.

“Lauren Eckhardt and Burning Soul Collective made the journey of writing my memoir possible. She is a wonderful coach and encourager. The hundreds of hours we’ve spent crying and laughing together over the past year will always be some of my favorite memories. Lauren was a huge part of my sharing the story- her belief in why others needed to hear it.”
Gina Defa

Best Selling Author of "The Parakeet Drawing"

Ways to Work With Me: 

 

I have three options available to meet you where you are in your book writing process. I work primarily with those writing memoirs, inspirational, and self help books, but also work in the realm of certain fiction genres and will let you know if I think we’d be a great fit.

 

 

Book Coaching

 

With book coaching, we work on elements of your book such as structure, voice, tone, message delivery, target audience connection, storytelling, industry expectations, and identify any gaps that may exist between the author telling what they know vs. what the reader still needs to be able to understand. We also set a timeline for when we want the entire book to be done, and I keep you accountable to the milestones we set.


What’s included:

  • 2 Monthly 1:1 sessions via Zoom for brainstorming and accountability
  • Regular check-ins via the Slack app so that you always stay on task
  • Review up to 5,000 words per week of your writing
  • Developmental critiques on your writing to further enhance your book’s message and impact
  • Timeline, milestones and accountability set for you so that your goals are reached within the timeframe set
  • Slack access to Lauren between sessions so you can ask questions anytime you have them

 

Package Price: $2,000 per month
or 3-months for $5,000

 

Interested? Book a Journey call to chat with me and learn more.
*Please only book a Journey Call IF this is a time and financial investment in yourself that you can make or email hello@burningsoulpress.com for more information.  

 VIP Book Creation & Coaching

 

Experience: 1.5 Days Intensive

Day 1: Full Immersion (7 Hours)

1. Personalized Welcome & Goal Setting (1 Hour): Begin with a personalized welcome session, understanding the author’s vision, goals, and the core message they wish to convey through their book. Set clear, achievable objectives for the 1.5 days.

2. Deep Dive into Story Discovery (2 Hours): Engage in guided exercises to unearth the rich stories, experiences, and insights that will form the backbone of the book. This includes identifying key life moments, lessons learned, and the overarching narrative theme.

3. Clarity and Structuring (2 Hours): With the raw material in hand, move into gaining clarity and creating a detailed outline. This will involve organizing stories and insights into a coherent structure that captivates readers.

4. Voice and Style Workshop (1 Hour): Focus on identifying and honing the author’s unique voice and style, ensuring it aligns with their message and audience. Explore various writing techniques to enhance storytelling power.

5. Introduction to Publishing (1 Hour): Offer a step-by-step guide to the publishing world, covering traditional and self-publishing routes, pitching to publishers/agents, and understanding the publishing process.


Day 2: Half-Day Follow-Up (4 Hours)

1. Review and Feedback Session (2 Hours): Review the previous day’s work, providing constructive feedback and adjustments to the outline and book plan.

2. Marketing and Launch Strategy (1 Hour): Introduce basic marketing strategies for the book, including building an author platform, social media presence, and launch plan essentials.

3. Q&A and Next Steps (1 Hour): A dedicated session for any lingering questions, and setting up actionable next steps for the author to begin their writing journey post-VIP day.

  • Resources Kit: A toolkit of resources, including writing templates, checklists for publishing, and a list of recommended reading for further learning.

Package Price:
$10,500

Ghostwriting

 

Ghostwriting is a service that takes the ideas and stories of the client and transforms them into books that fit the client’s authentic vision, tone, and vision. It is best for clients who have a very specific idea or concept for a book and are willing to provide the ghostwriter with the information and stories they need to be able to write the client’s book in the timeline set.

What’s included:

  •  A professionally-produced book (up to 85,000-words) telling your story in your voice (added picture inserts optional)
  • Up to 30 hours of interviews (working with you at various points throughout the project to gather your story)
  • Three consultation calls (initial, mid-point, end product) to walk you through every stage of the process and discuss strategy
  • Up to 15 hours of research to contribute facts and details associated to your story
  • Professional development and line editing with proofreading
  • Optional Full Publishing Package through Burning Soul Press: Cover Design, Interior Formatting, ISBNs, US Copyright, Distributed across all online retailers (Amazon, Barnes N Noble, etc) with 5 hours of Consulting in Book Marketing & Promotions while you maintain all royalties, rights, and control of your book. (If you choose a different publishing route, deduct $10,000 from the package total below.) 

To learn more about our full ghostwriting process, click here.

 

Package Price:
$55,000 total

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 “Lauren’s editing skills and one on one coaching conversations have been nothing short of amazing. She helped me to develop my book in ways that I hadn’t even considered – her guidance and input were invaluable. Our conversations were gloriously 75% randomness, 10% sarcasm, and 15% about my book, and yet she still managed to show me a whole new outlook. Lauren has become like family to me, so she is stuck with me lol. I’m so grateful for the help she has given me with my book. Thank you Lauren – you are truly amazing.”

-Kenneth Nixon Jr., Author of “Born into Crisis”
Kenneth Nixon Jr.

Author of "Born into Crisis: A Memoir"

Dr. Susan Maples

“I owe a lot to my book coach (and publisher) Lauren Eckhardt, CEO of Burning Soul Press! Her enthusiasm further convinced me that it was chalked full of messages every parent needed to have. I love writing but it’s hard to see your own flaws as you go. It was nice not having to worry about that. It’s amazing what power a single supporter has in helping another person unfurl their could-be-brilliant ideas in the form of a book.

Lauren Eckhardt is a structure expert.  She kept telling me not to worry about that until later….just to write the book.  That was excellent advice.  I organized many ideas under big, broad chapter headings that I felt encompassed (almost) all aspects of [my book]. With Lauren’s help, the rest fell into place.

-Susan Maples, Author of “Brave Parent”

Dr. Susan Maples

“As I look back I see so much I would never have thought of doing, and so much I would not have known how to do, were I publishing this book independently. I am extremely grateful that Lauren Eckhardt came into my life when and as she did, and helped me to feel the confidence that I could and should share this book with others. When a publisher can be businesslike and still leave no doubt that you are also a friend, you know you are in the right place. And I have been floored by the advocacy and support I have received from each one of Lauren’s team.”

 Marcia Nathai-Balkisoon, Best-Selling Author

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