Writing & Publishing Services

Content Development
Writing Program

Over the course of a year, we will collaboratively create the content of your book. Our goal together is to develop a polished manuscript that is ready for publication. I hold a sacred space that explores your individual creativity so that you can really speak your message and write what needs to be said. In each session, I encourage you to freely express yourself and embrace the courage to be seen and heard in the world.

We will meet twice a month via Zoom to accomplish the following:

  • Identify your message and theme.
  • Define your ideal audience and purpose for your message.
  • Create the outline of your book.
  • Set milestones and deadlines for content delivery.
  • Collaborate on editing revisions.
  • Develop Book Proposal and Marketing Plan

As an additional offering, I provide publishing services through A Writable ­Life™.

A Writable Life™ Publishing

A Writable Life™ Publishing shares the messages of individuals who live life with a sense of purpose, courage, and wonder. Many of our authors—of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry—have been silent or silenced in the past and are now speaking out to inspire hope and healing for themselves, humanity, and our planet.

Anthologies

In addition to single-author books, we’ll be collating and producing a series of anthologies, under the umbrella of Stories That Heal. My academic research revolved around writing as a pathway to healing. Additionally, the transformational work I’ve experienced in my training with Jack Canfield, Dr. Deborah Sandella of The RIM® Institute, Laurie Seymour of The Baca Institute, and Renee Moorefield of Wisdom Works emphasizes the importance of personal healing and transformation so we create a ripple effect of transformation within our circle of influence.

Stories That Heal Anthologies will first focus on:

  • Domestic and Sexual Abuse Survivors
  • Wounded Warriors
  • Women Fly Fishers
  • Incarcerated or Formerly Incarcerated Individuals

A portion of the proceeds of each anthology will be donated to organizations that serve the focus group.

“Jumpstart Your Writing” Package

Over 5 sessions, we will work together to bring your author’s dream to life. We will start by creating a solid plan and clear outline of the direction of your book and will end the fifth session with the first chapter fully completed. This package is for aspiring authors who need a trusted guide to Jumpstart Your Writing. Each session will be held on Zoom and would include my review of your work beforehand.

Editorial Services

Manuscript Review

Is your book almost completed and you’re ready for a fresh pair of eyes to review it for unclear content and organizational flow?

In the “Manuscript Review” package, I analyze your manuscript objectively for readability and clarity. I provide an overview of what is working well and what areas need improvement. The goal is to provide you with an objective viewpoint of the structure of your book and give guidance on how to improve the readability, organization, and presentation (grammar, punctuation, etc.).

Editing

After you have carefully written your book, I thoroughly review the content and edit subtle errors that inevitably get overlooked (dropped words, misspellings, etc.). I offer grammatical edits as well as content-specific edits.

Copywriting

I offer copywriting services including writing blogs, newsletters, social media posts, and email sequences, and social media posts for book launches. Developing your author platform is crucial to marketing your book and message to your readers. I help you to be consistent with your messaging to reach your audience with consistency and clarity.

Courses

Studying with others is one of the best ways to learn. The courses I offer provide opportunities for committing to a writing practice, developing your author’s voice, and engaging in powerful feedback sessions. Whether you want to learn how to blog, capture your family’s legacy stories, or write to heal, the courses I’ve created will guide you along the way.

Blogs, Books & Beyond

In this 7-week online live course, you will receive the guidance you need to develop your writer’s voice, craft your message, and share your wisdom with your audience.

Twice a year, I host seven-sessions where I share with you the wisdom and knowledge I’ve gained over the last 3 decades of professional writing and over 2 decades of teaching writing and marketing for authors.

What You'll Learn

  • Overview of the Writing Process
  • Developing Our Authorial Voice
  • Identifying Our Audience
  • Gathering Our Ideas
  • Organizing Our Ideas
  • Writing Our “Shitty First Drafts”
  • Increasing Credibility
  • Overcoming Writer’s Block
  • Revising Our Stories
  • Copyediting & Proofreading
  • Identifying Publishing Markets – for both blogs and books
  • Repurposing Our Content…and more!

Your Benefits

  • Attend 7 virtual live classes (recordings are available)
  • Extensive LIVE Interactive Group Discussion and Q&A
  • Experiential Practices and Reflective Activities
  • Unlimited Access to the customized course portal with
    class recordings, homework and handouts
  • Private Facebook Community Group
  • Opportunity for a Private One-to-One Session

The Legacy Keeper

The Legacy Keeper is the keeper of knowledge. Recording the lessons of family triumphs and lessons of loss and pain—and capturing the fruit that can be derived from them—is the mission of the Legacy Keeper.

The good times and those challenging ones are all part of the human experience. They all make us who we are today and weave the story of our legacy. This is the priceless gift we can leave to our children and our grandchildren…Our legacy—and theirs.

If preserving your family history is important and you want to ensure that your legacy lives on, please contact me and we’ll work together to create a timeless book.

Coming Fall

2021

About Kathy Sparrow

An award-winning author, leadership and empowerment expert, and university professor, Kathy Sparrow is the CEO and Founder of A Writable Life™ Publishing. She has been mentoring aspiring writers of non-fiction, fiction, and poetry for over two decades, many of whom have penned best-selling books and whose works have been included in anthologies.

Kathy is the co-author and project lead of Ignite Your Leadership: Proven Tools for Leaders to Energize Teams, Fuel Momentum, and Accelerate Results. Her novel, The Whispered Teachings of Grandmother Trout, touted as the feminine version of A River Runs Through It, is slated for release in Fall 2021. She is also writing, It’s All in the Cast: A Fly Fisher’s Guide to Leadership, Sales & Optimal Performance.

Known as a “behind the scenes secret weapon” to many thought leaders, Kathy assists aspiring writers in the areas of self-development, leadership, and consulting with crafting their messages and guiding them through the publishing process and post-publishing marketing.

Kathy has studied transformational methodologies with Jack Canfield, Dr. Deb Sandella of The RIM® Institute, Laurie Seymour of The Baca Institute, and Renee Moorefield of Wisdom Works. She is a Certified Canfield Trainer in The Success Principles and Canfield Methodologies, Certified Be Well Lead Well Pulse® Guide, and Master RIM® facilitator. Kathy relies on the science of success tools to assist her clients in overcoming obstacles and mindset limitations, as well as identify how to create a life filled with vitality and wellbeing.

When she’s not working with her clients or penning her own blogs and books, Kathy enjoys yoga, hiking, fly fishing, and adventures with her family. Her basecamp is currently in San Diego, but you can also find her in Colorado—or wherever her travels take her.

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