The Soul WriterJul 17, 2023
Episode 15 - Don't Write that Memoir! (Facing objections from others)
Lauren Eckhardt breaks down from her own experience and that of clients, the common resistance you'll face from loved ones when they discover you're writing your memoir and the importance of knowing WHY you're writing it.
Episode 14 - Writing a Memoir to Form Deeper Connections, with Mae Wagner
Lauren Eckhardt interviews Mae Wagner, author of "Girls, Assassins, and Other Bad Ideas" as they talk about the power behind writing a memoir in creating deeper connections with others.
Episode 13 - Writing Your Story without the Dream of Being an Author
Following up to the interview wtih Debbie Weiss, Lauren Eckhardt discusses the feeling of being surprised when suddenly you want to write a book after never having the dream of being an author, and the importance of writing your personal story, even if you choose to never be an author.
Episode 12 - Overcoming the Circumstances & Excuses Holding You Back, with Debbie Weiss
Lauren Eckhardt interviews Debbie Weiss, author of "On Second Thought... Maybe I Can" as they discuss all the reasons and excuses that make it easy to not write your book (or chase any dream!), but what finally doing it can do for you and the rest of your life.
Episode 11 - Exploring the Publishing Paths and Picking the Right One for You
In this eye-opening episode, we dissect the three dominant publishing paths that writers today can take: traditional publishing, self-publishing, and hybrid publishing. We delve into each of these methods, providing an in-depth understanding of what they entail, along with their benefits and drawbacks.
Whether you're a first-time author or a seasoned writer seeking new publishing avenues, this podcast episode offers a wealth of knowledge to guide your decision. Learn how to align your publishing path with your personal goals, resources, and skills to successfully bring your work into the world.
You can also check out our mentioned Self Publishing Course and guides at www.SelfPublishGuide.com and www.SoulfulAuthorJourney.com
Episode 10 - Trusting the Process When a Book Idea Lands on You with Linda Saran
Lauren Eckhardt interviews Linda Saran as they discuss the span of her children's book trilogy over 25 years, including how she self published before self publishing was a "thing", the divine inspiration behind her books in relation to losing people she loves, and hopping into creative writing when you're used to being a technical writer.
Episode 9 - Structuring a Nonfiction Book Meant to Support or Create a Movement
Lauren Eckhardt breaks down writing a book that is meant to create or support a movement, starting with what to include, the right way to structure it, and how to create a framework if needed to carry readers from one step to the next in achieving a goal.
Episode 8 - Mental Health and Writing a Book that Creates a Movement with Kenneth Nixon Jr.
Lauren Eckhardt and Kenneth Nixon Jr., author of "Born Into Crisis," discuss the topic of mental health and how to write a book that supports your life mission and calls on others to take action as well.
Episode 7 - Finding Your Own Writing Process & Choosing a Target Audience
A reflection on the interview with Nita Kennedy, as Lauren expands on owning a writing process that fits YOU, getting clear on your target audience, and the expectations of loved ones when it comes to reading your book.
Episode 6 - Filling a Gap in the Book Market with Your Life Story with Nita Kennedy
Lauren Eckhardt interviews Nita Kennedy, Author of "Walk with Me: A Journey Through Motherhood and Path to Leadership" as they discuss Nita's unique book journey (including writing her book completely by hand!) and the moment she realized that her personal story fills a gap in the book market. They also talk about picking a target audience, but trusting that other people will be positively impacted as well, and the expectations of family and loved ones reading your book.
Episode 5 - The Book Editing Process & Tips for Writing About People After Death
Lauren Eckhardt reflects on the interview with Dr. Emily Jacobs from Episode 4 and discusses why she doesn't always believe in 30 day writing challenges, writing about people after they have passed away, and the book editing process.
Episode 4 - Writing Your Book in 30 Days with Dr. Emily Jacobs
Lauren Eckhardt interviews Dr. Emily Jacobs, author of "Live Your Life for You (Not Your Mom)" on the day before Emily's book launch. They discuss the reason why Emily knew now was the time to write her book, how she wrote it in 30 days, and how the editing process helped her book.
Episode 3 - Breaking Down Writer's Block & Writing After Trauma
Following Episode 2's interview with Jennifer Hobbs, Lauren Eckhardt breaks down two topics that came up: Writer's Block and Writing After Trauma, offering tips on how to navigate both.
Episode 2 - Writing About Post-Traumatic Growth with Jennifer Hobbs
Lauren Eckhardt interviews Jennifer Hobbs, veteran and author of "Calmed.: Growth After Trauma" as they discuss what happens when you finally decide NOW is the time to write your book, writing through trauma, and the incredible impact a person's book can have on others.
Episode 1 - When Your Why Becomes Big Enough
Lauren talks about what the Soul Writer Podcast is all about, her own author journey, and why it suddenly became part of her purpose in life.