Imagine this:


You, a published author, inspiring the world with your words.
The Soulful Author Journey is here to make it easy and guide your path to becoming an author.


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 The Soulful Author Journey isn't merely a writing program, it's a lifeline.
It's a flourishing community, a transformative weekly coaching session, 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.


You hold within you a potent idea, a resonating message, or a compelling story yearning to make a difference in the world. You are on the brink of great things, but to cross that threshold, you need:

Crystal-clear guidance to artfully pen your masterpiece,
A relentless accountability system to ensure your work comes to fruition,
The wisdom and mentorship of authors who have weathered this journey before you,
Constructive feedback from seasoned editors and renowned book coaches,
Valuable resources to cut short hours of tedious research, and
Unshakable confidence at every twist and turn of your authorship journey.

The Soulful Author Journey is your key, your guide, your mentor and your motivator. It's a promise of transformation and triumph. Together, let's unlock the author in you and write your path to success. You're not just creating a book; you're sculpting your legacy. 



A Letter from Lauren Eckhardt, Founder

and bestselling & award winning author, book coach, and ghostwriter


Imagine it: Your name gracing the cover of a book, your unique voice echoing in every page, your message resonating globally. You are not just dreaming; you're on the precipice of becoming a published author, an influential force to be reckoned with.

The Soulful Author Journey is not just a program; it's a powerful platform that acts as a beacon, guiding you towards your ultimate goal. It will equip you with the courage and the tools to navigate the path of authorship, transforming your ideas into impactful words, your thoughts into life-changing messages.

Step into your destiny without hesitation, without the shadow of overwhelm. You have a story that the world is waiting to hear, a narrative that could inspire change, foster hope, and spark innovation. The Soulful Author Journey is not just your gateway to authorship, it's the path to your ultimate self-realization, your key to unlock your boundless potential.

Don't just become an author; rise to become a powerful author, one who shapes thoughts, influences actions, and achieves monumental goals. Harness the opportunity today and let the world celebrate your words tomorrow. 

So my friend, I encourage you to take that leap of faith and join the Soulful Author Journey. You have nothing to lose, and everything to gain. Your fears and doubts may be holding you back right now, but I promise you that once you start taking action towards your dream of becoming an author, those fears will start to dissipate. So don't wait any longer – enroll in the Soulful Author Journey today, and let's start writing your book together!


Cheering you on always,



"I loved that the Soulful Author Journey created inspiration, guidance, a framework and support in writing my book. It also opened the door to a lovely community of fellow writers that was a special added bonus. Lauren is authentic, kind and a professional human helping others make their dream of writing a book become a reality."

-Holly Swenson, Soulful Author Journey participant & author of Stop, Drop, Grow, & Glow


The Soulful Author Journey is not just about authorship; it's about a transformative voyage of self-discovery and influential legacy-building.
This is how it empowers you:


✔ It enables you to dig deep and reveal your authentic message, connecting heart-to-heart with your reader. It's not just about words; it's about conversations that touch lives.

✔ It furnishes you with invaluable insights to execute a triumphant book launch, reaching out to your audience, making a difference one reader at a time.

✔ It provides you with the opportunity to construct a lasting legacy, an imprint that will echo through time, impacting generations to come.

✔ Lastly, it doesn't stop at the final chapter. It opens up a world of possibilities "beyond the book," equipping you with innovative strategies to amplify your message and generate income.

The Soulful Author Journey isn't just a path to publishing a book; it's your gateway to making a meaningful impact, establishing your authority, and creating a lasting legacy. Let's embark on this journey, write the story that only you can tell, and shape the world in ways only you can. This is your moment. Make it count. Let the Soulful Author Journey be your guiding light.

"But, Lauren..."

"I know I have a story to tell, but I don't know where to start."

No worries at all! Our comprehensive modules will help you crystallize your vision and your book idea, providing you with the framework and roadmap to structure your story. We are your constant guides, illuminating each step, from defining your core message to sculpting your stories around it and finally, spreading your words worldwide! The journey from 'I don't know where to start' to 'I've done it' begins here!

"I'm waiting for inspiration to strike."

Are you waiting for inspiration or a surge of motivation? The crucial foundation is your 'WHY'. That's our stepping stone in this process. If your message is your calling, you'll find yourself inspired and driven by everything around you to make it tangible. We are here to help channel it, but the spark is all yours.

"A blank page feels daunting."

You're not alone! Every writer has been in your shoes, the first sentence can indeed seem like a mountain. But guess what? With our innovative writing prompts, your words will flow freely, filling that daunting blank page faster than you'd imagine!

"I don't know if I'm a good enough writer."

This fear is shared by many, but what participants discover on the Soulful Author Journey is that heartfelt writing weaves tales that deeply touch and influence people. We help you embrace your strengths and elevate your writing abilities, regardless of your current skill level. Remember, as a writer, your prime job is to write; skilled editors are there to refine your words!

"What happens after I write it?"

That's when the real adventure begins! The Soulful Author Journey not only guides you to write your manuscript but also transforms it into a published book, reaching out to those who are waiting to hear your message. The process of creating an impact begins once your words are out there.

"I'm nervous to share my story - what if no one likes it?"

If your story resonates deeply with you, rest assured it will connect with others too. One of the most celebrated aspects of the Soulful Author Journey is the opportunity to share snippets of our writings and get feedback from the community. Invariably, whenever someone shares, there's always someone who needed to hear exactly those words. You are bound to change lives simply by participating and sharing. While our stories are personal, themes of empowerment, resilience, and triumph universally resonate.

Now, envision this for a moment... are meticulously guided through the process of taking action to achieve your author vision. have the liberty to progress at your own pace, your personal blueprint at hand, spending time as needed on each section, while being cheered and guided by your dedicated author team for an entire YEAR! successfully publish your book, have a robust launch plan, and the confidence to passionately share your message with those yearning for it!

Doesn't that sound fantastic?

The biggest hurdle is the commitment to your dream. And you're on the brink of conquering it!

No need to 'imagine' anymore. Your dream is within reach, and we're ready to welcome you on board. The Soulful Author Journey awaits!


“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.”

-Gina Defa, Best-Selling Author of The Parakeet Drawing

The Soulful Author Journey

Ignite your passion and join the ranks of the Soulful Authors, where you'll receive an abundance of tools and resources to support your authorship journey:

Enjoy an entire year of belonging to the intimate Soulful Author Journey community,

 Gain from 100 live, interactive coaching sessions across the year with seasoned book coaches and industry experts who will guide you in navigating the publishing world,

 Access an online, comprehensive course packed with ready-to-use templates and resources, sparing you the labor of starting from scratch.

But the value doesn't stop there. As part of your package, we're also gifting you free access to:

The esteemed Soul Writer Society for a whole year, valued over $400,

Our engaging 30-Day Writing Challenge, a $147 value, and

  Our invaluable Monthly Author Playbook, a $99 value.

Additionally, to keep you aligned with your writing goals, we're gifting you a Time Management Journal dedicated to your Work in Progress (WIP).

This extraordinary bundle can be yours with six payments of $600, or seize the full package with a one-time payment of $3,000, saving you an instant $600.


BONUS: As a member, you get Soulful-Authors ONLY access to our Concierge Service

As a Soulful Author member, you gain exclusive rights to our Concierge Service. At any point, you can opt to add our Concierge Package to your membership, providing professional book editing, a professionally designed book cover, and exquisite interior book formatting. At a supplementary cost, we'll oversee your cover and interior designs on your behalf, and you'll collaborate with our resident editor, Allison. By choosing this service, we shoulder your more daunting tasks, making your self-publishing journey even more enjoyable, all while collaborating with a team you've come to trust and adore. Your dream of becoming a successful author starts here; with the Soulful Author Journey. Let's begin.

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"I specifically loved our weekly calls because they were a safe place where we could share our struggles and ask for help in whatever area we needed. I love that Lauren would address anything and everything that was on our minds."

-Debbie Weiss, Soulful Author Journey participant & author of On Second Thought... Maybe I Can

"Lauren and her passion for Burning Soul Collective came my way right when I needed it most. Having abandoned my writing for the bulk of sixteen years, when I decided to get back to it, I had no idea what I was doing. I knew my heart was calling me to do it and then, BOOM, life sends me the fuel I needed to add to my fire.

Lauren and the team at Burning Soul Collective have reminded me that I am far more capable than I think I am. We all are! You just need that drive and someone amazing like Lauren cheering you on and guiding you along your journey."

- Jennifer Hobbs, #1 Best Selling Author of Calmed.

The 3 C's of Author Success:


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. 


Then you'll start joining 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 Tuesday, Wednesdays, or Thursdays. 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 Soul Writer Society access for the duration of their membership in the Soulful Author Journey (over $400 value!). In the Society, you can join daily live writing sessions and leverage daily writing prompts that will help you focus on your work in progress.

Why it works:

Lauren's dedication to helping soulful authors disseminate their stories is the driving force behind the Soulful Author Journey. With her guidance, hundreds of authors have identified their soul's message and built impactful stories around it, a process we term 'storytelling for impact'.

But we don't stop there. We equip you with the knowledge and resources to self-publish and promote your book, enabling you to shape and own your legacy. Authentic storytelling fosters deep connections with your readers, enhancing the impact of your words.

Let's reimagine this to be invigorating, impactful, and persuasive, driving them to grasp the significance of becoming a prolific author who accomplishes all their aspirations:

This journey is about actualizing your essence and beliefs through a transformative medium that changes lives. When you commit to narrating and sharing your story, you'll be able to physically embrace your book – an embodiment of your heart, soul, and the change you wish to ignite in the world.

That's the power of the Soulful Author Journey. It's all about you.
We merely steer you towards crafting the most potent and intimate version of your narrative, animating it into a book that reaches and deeply resonates with your readers.

“The course was just the thing I was looking for to get me out of a creative slump. The sense of community made such a difference for me and engaged me in writing in many new and diverse ways. Writing is an isolated activity, and the group made me feel like part of a family. I needed that, and so did my stories.”

-Leah Spradlin

"Lauren and her team are helpful, knowledgeable and passionate about supporting writers to reach their goals and succeed. Lauren teaches the tools and skills to support your writing journey in a natural, accessible and truly inspiring way! Through the course, I made the necessary changes and recommitted to the book that I’ve been ‘thinking about’ and ‘dabbling with’ writing for a decade now – I feel confident that I’ll finish my book (and possibly many more) with the inspiration, support, accountability and structure that Lauren and her team at Burning Soul Collective offer.

I was so impressed by Lauren’s passion, which shines through her eyes and everything she says."

- Liz Witherspoon


Your Soulful Author Journey Guides

Lauren Eckhardt 

Lauren is an award-winning and bestselling author, ghostwriter, and book coach. She is also the founder and CEO of Burning Soul Collective and is an advocate for determined and passionate writers who listen to their soul’s calling and the number one cheerleader for our authors. Lauren founded Burning Soul Collective in 2020 to work with aspiring and career authors in pursuit of sharing a powerful and deeply impactful story or message.

She is passionate about ensuring people feel truly seen, heard, and understood and accepted as their most authentic self. 

Lauren has coached hundreds of writers to step into their author dream and publish books they are proud of. 

Allison Buehner


Allison is our in-house editor for Burning Soul Collective authors, and she's been with the company since December 2020. She is passionate about the structure and strategy of language within the complexities of storytelling and takes pride in her nickname “the walking thesaurus”.

She loves making sure an author's message is shared with the reader in the most meaningful way, and always digs in to question "what else" to ensure your readers cherish your book for all time.

Alternative methods such as engaging a critique partner can be valuable, but their input is largely dependent on their level of experience. Finding the right partner who understands and supports your book's unique message can be challenging if they're not part of your existing network. Large-scale writers' conferences offer a wealth of information, but often deliver generic advice that may not align with your specific author journey or vision.

Weekend writing workshops, although beneficial, can lose their spark due to their transient nature - how often do we revisit notes post-workshop? Pursuing an MFA program is a significant commitment, requiring considerable investment of time and money, much more than necessary to complete your book. Freelance editors offer fantastic expertise, but they usually only cover the editing phase, leaving a chasm between writing and publishing which you must navigate alone.

These options lack the collaborative power of an engaged team of authors and industry experts, dedicated to nurturing you and your message throughout your author journey.

We aren't here just to tick a box; we're committed to lighting the path that will prioritize your authorial aspirations and shape a book that you'll proudly bestow as your legacy. That's the ethos at the heart of the Soulful Author Journey.

Our experience spans hundreds of writers, guiding them through the complete process - from the birth of their story concept, through the crafting of their manuscript, its publishing and launching, to the branding and promotion. It boils down to a fundamental truth:

If your book idea remains cocooned in your mind, heart, notebook, or computer, it can never unfurl its wings to touch and transform lives.

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Are you ready to join our other clients on the rewarding journey of being a published author?


Let's recap!

If you're truly ready to share your story with the world, all that's next is the commitment to make it happen.

When you become a Soulful Author, you'll receive instant access to the online course, the live coaching schedule and calls, and our two communities, including: 


 One year of support and guidance on your author journey from seasoned professionals and book coaches who've been there, along with membership in the Soulful Author Journey community (priceless),
✔ 100 LIVE group coaching sessions over the course of that year with book coaches & industry professionals ($50/session on the low end, making this a $5,000 value), and
 online, step-by-step course with templates and resources you can plug and play that save you hours trying to recreate the wheel ($997 value).


PLUS free access to:

 the Soul Writer Society for one year with several live writing sessions you can attend each week 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 WIP.


Which means you're getting well over $6,600 in value for six payments of $600, or seize the full package with a one-time payment of $3,000, saving you an instant $600!


Apply to be in the Soulful Author Journey & share your story.


I'm ready for my author journey.