Writing & Publishing Services
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
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.
It is Kathy Sparrow who is truly the master of this craft. She is able to adapt the tone of the writer, spin the words, and create the story we were meant to hear. Her love of words and a good story goes beyond editor or wordsmith. She has a passion that is felt deeply among her peers––and greatly appreciated.”
“Jumpstart Your Writing” Package
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.).
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.
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!
- 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
Kathy Sparrow was able to assist me in getting down a solid structure for the book so that I now feel I can go off and succeed on my own. She read through my submissions with genuine interest and gave good feedback, plus some good ideas.
One of the best ways that Kathy Sparrow helped me to achieve my book writing goals was that she taught me a process that I find extremely useful in getting started and keeping on. I will be able to use this over and over again, for all the story ideas I have. Plus, I really appreciate the goal we set for follow-up two months down the road. This assures me that I will keep writing.
Is there anything else that you would like to add? This was the best writing class I have ever taken. I feel that I was most successful in Kathy’s class. She is a very good instructor, and I would recommend her class to anyone with an idea for a book, whether it be fiction or nonfiction.”
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.
Trust Kathy Sparrow.”
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.