Writing is Therapeutic, Indeed!

Writing your memoir, the story that has shaped you is most certainly the path to healing.

Sometimes, we look at writing a letter, a blog post, an article, or even a book as a chore…

I challenge you to look at the project before you and ask, “How am I looking at my writing tasks? Am I avoiding the writing that could best serve me?”

Whatever the writing project is before you, could this project literally (puns always intentional) help you?

Could your project, the writing of your story, heal you?

Writing is releasing. Writing is an exercise in unleashing past traumas and letting go of negative experiences and emotions that often manifest in negative aspects of our lives either in disease, injury, or illness.

Writing your memoir, the story that has shaped you is most certainly the path to healing.

This therapeutic benefit of writing your story doesn’t stop there because once we have found this release through the writing of our story, we open ourselves up for new positive energy in our lives. We also provide magnificent benefits to others.

The possibilities blossom when we recognize that our own story can help someone else transform their own life!

Life is often challenging and hard. You have come through your own hells to, now, be gifted the chance to help another human being through your story.

Today, look back at your own journey and ask yourself, “How could my writing of my story transform my own life, my family’s lives, and the world?

Step into your greatness, rise above your fears and imagine what potential your story has to serve.

My link to jump on a discovery call is below. Let’s see if we are a good fit to work together. Discovery calls are always free!

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The World Needs your Wisdom, Now

%FIRSTNAME%, What are you waiting for?

Story Launcher helps authors like you take their idea, their inspiration, to a publishable manuscript in just 8-weeks!

Our clients receive: access to individualized course materials, membership to our specific Facebook groups, weekly live Q & A sessions, monthly editorial consults, individualized feedback, and accountability.

No two books are alike, and each author deserves specialized and individual attention…. 

Story Launcher’s programs are for: authors, entrepreneurs, visionaries that have a clear mission and have worked on their book for 6 months or more. Our programs are not for tire-kickers, or anyone looking for a ‘get rich quick’ writing program.

If your way is not working, you need Story Launcher’s programs, NOW!

We have a proven writing, pitching, and marketing system for authors, entrepreneurs, and visionaries who want to publish their book to best-selling status and create their LEGACY.

There are 4 specifics that you need to achieve best-selling status:

1.     A clear, concise, and beautiful book

2.     An author platform of 10,000+ fans

3.     A service-oriented mission

4.     A community and support network to help keep you aligned and on track

These 4 assets alone will ensure you are creating a best-selling book and your LEGACY work.

You will see results in Story Launcher’s programs because we provide: individual attention to every author and their book. (Again, there are NO two books alike. And each demands it’s own unique approach.)

For example, our client Mrs. Callie Katz’s book, Sweat or Silt- A Guide for the Female Entrepreneur with Grit. (Launching now! Join us for the book launch at:
https://www.storylauncher.com/comesweatorsilt )

Callie is stepping into her greatness and following her dreams of being a best-selling author. She is prepared to take her book and her list to grow her business, gett on stages, empowering others, and yes writing more books!

Are these results that you are looking for, %FIRSTNAME%?

Then the first step to schedule a BREAKTHROUGH CALL and take advantage of our fall rates. Your book inspiration won’t wait. The world needs your wisdom now. We can only work with 5 new book project this fall and we are filling up fast!

If you are ready to step into your greatness and launch your legacy book, stop waiting and click the link below, now, to grab your fee book breakthrough call so that you can launch your book to best-selling status.

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Or, Is It What we Accept?

He was telling me, “It is what we accept.” And he had accepted his demise. I have a choice… as do you.

“It is what it is,” I told my dad weeks before his death. A phrase that had grown habitual coming from my lips… I found comfort in saying this as the bills piled up and the few hay bales accumulated in the hay yard.

My dad loathed me saying this and rebutted in persistence, “Like hell it is! I’m sick, can’t breathe, and have nothing to look forward to. The world is a wreck and I’m dying.”

I read these scribbles from back then, and the phrase that I had taken on, “it is what it is,” and chuckle inwardly. Now I realize what my dad was saying. 

He was telling me, “It is what we accept.” And he had accepted his demise. I have a choice in accepting my bank account and my meager stockpile of winter feed for my critters. Or I can refuse to accept this and take action.  Either way, the choice is mine. As was his, and is your own.

Changing the World One Book at a Time

Share your favorite books with us in the comments and let other readers know what book you are reading now.

I am Ondi Laure, a.k.a The Story Launcher. I help authors, visionaries, and change seekers to write and craft their best-selling books in 8-weeks (The rough draft no doubt).

I do this because BOOKS CHANGE PEOPLE AND PEOPLE CHANGE THE WORLD. 

Story Launcher was established in 2019 to provide a system that empowers authors, visionaries, and change-makers to harness the tools, resources, and support that they need to write their books, publish their books, and launch their message to ultimate success. 

We do this through our dynamic writing environment, rich in spontaneity, accountability, and structure. We then publish their books as elegantly and cost-effectively as possible to ensure the highest return on initial investment and the greatest retention of each author’s royalties by increasing book sales and opportunities beyond the first printing. 

Thinking back on your own life’s journey what books shaped you? What books changed you?

The books that shaped me early in life, mostly fiction novels and yes many classics, were:

  • Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Back
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Haper Lee
  • The Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis
  • Foucault Pendulum by Umberto Eco

The countless nonfiction books that continue to influence my journey include books like: 

  • The Dance of the Dissident Daughter by Sue Monk Kidd
  • TNT It Rocks the Earth (And all his books) by Claude Bristol
  • The Seat of the Soul by Gary Zukav
  • Atomic Habits by James Clear

Share your favorite books with us in the comments and let other readers know what book you are reading now. At the moment, I’m reading The Power of Broke by Daymond John. Love it!!❤️

The Physical and Spiritual Realms of Humanness

We neglect to remember we are both physical and spiritual beings.

When an idea is beginning to form, and the muse is leaving subtle thoughts planted as seeds along the roadway of life, life does sometimes get in the way. The events of our physical worlds take precedence in those situations like weeds strangling our tiny buds of inspiration. This happens because we creatives are too used to being schooled by our physical worlds alone.

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Your wisdom. My wisdom. The intelligence of the universe is always readily available to all. Always. The collective consciousness I write of is not born from my personal knowledge. I did not invent infinite wisdom. It is readily available to all.

The awakening into the all-knowing wisdom of the universe is an awakening of the dormant consciousness within.

Awakening of consciousness is just one of the steps upon the pathway of human evolution. All people, from every continent and since the dawn of history, have been raised and trained on physical reality alone. When will we realize that we are beings of two bodies? A physical and a spiritual.

In fact, our existence across the past two thousand years has been grossly skewed towards the physical, not the spiritual, realm of our being.

From early childhood, we receive instruction, both at school and at home, in how to live, function and participate in the physical world.

We neglect to remember we are both physical and spiritual beings.

Besides what we receive from the odd sampling of spiritual guidance at home, many of us have attained only a limited spiritual understanding of ourselves to date. The spiritual guidance we receive across our lifetimes is measured by our experiences and knowledge of the physical world. It is so because the physical world is all that seems available to us. We are relying on the physical world to rationalize and understand our spiritual experiences!

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Of course, some among us are more predisposed than others to push beyond human physical understanding and probe the reaches of enlightened spiritual wisdom. It is still, though, something we can all work on no matter who we are.

Special people throughout history, up to and including today, bring awareness of the spiritual world to light so the rest of us can better understand it. We can think of these special individuals as “messengers”. This group includes people such as Martin Luther, Jesus, Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Buddha, and countless others.

Such messengers teach us that peace, abundance, truth, prosperity, joy, passion, freedom, acceptance, and enlightenment all originate from within us. Not from the physical world outside us, as we have so often been misled into believing since the very dawn of civilization.

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The evolution of our existence is at an ideal stage to usher in a time of creative expression. We no longer rely on hunting and gathering for our survival as a species. In almost every first-world country today, we can meet all our needs and desires with the click of a button or the delivery of a package on our doorstep.

At no other point in history have we had such an opportunity to explore the spiritual facets of our being, from the comfort of our own homes no less. We have the chance, for the first time in history, to devote time and energy to creative inspirations and to Maslow’s fifth human need of self-actualization.

That is, of course, unless we allow ourselves to be overcome and consumed by the happenings of the physical world and all its concomitant strifes.

What is The Muse?

Is it our creative inspiration, that energy fluttering amidst the ethers of our consciousness, awaiting our trust to bring it to light?

I think the Muse is a beautiful idea; a wondrous source of inspiration and intelligence.

Yet, when an artist expects the Muse to seek them it does not. When an artist, be they writer, painter, or other creative, demands the Muse to deliver it does not answer them.

Then there are those moments when the Muse sits near, patiently waiting for a creative conscious to grasp hold of a thought and write upon it. But some thoughts slip through the creative’s grasp, to be bounced along to the next willing creative conscious.

For just as the universe expands infinitely, so too does creative inspiration.

The Muse, too, is abundant throughout the universe.

There is no end to this source of creativity. Creative inspiration and the Muse are plentiful and always giving to the creative conscious open to receiving their gift.

The challenge is to put aside the busy work, those unnecessary worldly things, and make creativity our priority.

Make your writing a priority over all else!

Until this happens, until the book or novel becomes the author’s primary focus and intention, the book will remain unwritten.

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This is a crucial time. A time for the writer, and the artist, to take heed and consciously demand control of the outcome of their inspirations.

The first step a writer must take to control their inspiration and the visiting Muse is to trust. Trust that the ideas and insights are yours. Trust that you have the grace and wisdom to write, to take your inclinations by the hand and carry them to their fullest potential.

Having a New Year’s Resolution is not Enough-

Who made a New Year’s resolution to get their book done in 2022? Now, February is upon us… is your resolution still front and center? Because (yes, I always break English grammar rules!) 2022 is the year to get your book off of your heart and out of your head once and for all. Writing, however, is a lonely, introverted, and often an isolated undertaking. It is great to have a team behind you. With that being said, I give a heartfelt “Thank You” to my team that stands behind me so that I can support all of you and your book productions. So, this is my big call out to you if you are ready to get your book off your heart in 2022! This is a great New Year’s resolution, but what if you don’t feel that you have what it takes to write a successful book, nor enough content to fill an entire book? Well… that is where support, accountability, encouragement, structure, and confidence are crucial. Because (here I go again… testing grammar rules) A New Year’s resolution alone is not enough to see your book through to fruition! Of the many contributing factors demanded in the writing of a book, confidence is #1. Once you’ve cultivated your confidence in your story’s message your odds of completing your book skyrocket. With your confidence in your message, there is nothing that will stop you from pushing through and getting your story’s message down. It is your confidence in your idea and inspiration that will see you through; not so much the goal (nor the New Year’s resolution) of writing a book. Now, there are many tools that will help you, yes. Though, confidence in your message is tops! How does an author grow their confidence in their message? Well, here are a few takeaways to help build your confidence in your story: 1. Start the conversation and write 2. Write 3. Gather feedback from your peers and family 4. Write 5. Get your message out into the world. Write. 6. Gather constructive criticism that is necessary for your message and your story to evolve 7. Sit your but down in a chair and write 8. And lastly… write! If you’d like more tools and insight, I’d love to visit with you about your book project. We work with all phases of book production from writing to publishing and even marketing. The book publishing world is overwhelming and there are a lot of scams out there… we continue to evolve and uncover the best tools for authors while our authors keep their royalties their own. Follow my thread here and find some nuggets to help you get your book launched in 2022! Be safe, warm and healthy out there and Happy February! The Story Launcher, Ondi Laure

Books and Literature-The Tapestry of Our Society

Where do books and literature play a part in creating the tapestries of society?

And how can we as authors and content creators use this to our advantage?

There is a power that books possess in the teaching, and in the learning across cultures and this same power carries on our wisdom and insights for future generations. 

We learn from, not only, the celebrations and comedy of the past, we also learn an abundance from the brutality showcased across literature. We garner this history and information that continues to shape societies today. 

It is fun to recognize through literature how far society has come and yet how little we have truly changed. 

The intention of this post is to ask how this applies to your writing? Whether you are working on an epic novel or a nonfiction manuscript to debut your products or services, you are creating a time capsule. 

The assets that contribute to the tapestries of society across books and novels alike include aspects of our cultures. Assets like food, wine, clothing yes. The two primary contributors that I encourage you to explore and study for your own narrative are:

  1. The dialogue and language that you include
  2. The beliefs and conflicts that are exemplified

How is your narrative maintaining these assets of your culture or the culture that you are writing of?

Remember that you are writing a time capsule!  Are you crafting this as a Legacy for your future generations? 

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