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 finally write your book, 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.
Writing Books that
Change the World
This year-long group experience is similar to my one-to-one coaching program for writing books––except you’ll be working with a group of aspiring writers who will not only offer moral support but will also be your built-in audience to test your ideas.
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 your Literary Market Plan.
- Build Your Author Platform, through blogging, social media posts, and podcast appearances.
Creating a Book Marketing Plan that Sells!
Many authors believe that their work is done once they’ve written their book. Writing the book is actually just the beginning of your publishing journey! Once that book is beginning to take shape, it’s time to view your book as a business. You want to sell books, right? Then you need a plan!
In Creating a Book Marketing Plan that Sells!, you’ll:
- Write an effective synopsis of your work.
- Summarize each chapter so that you know exactly what benefits your readers receive from your message.
- Craft a bio that highlights your wisdom, expertise, and knowledge. (This means you get to brag!)
- Know your “competition” by scouring Amazon and Goodreads for books similar to yours.
- Identify your Influencers (people who will brag about you!).
- Make a list of your Fans (folks who will buy at least one copy of your book).
- List all of your organizations and affiliations
- Assemble a media list where you’ll send an announcement about your book.
- Create a promotional plan that sets you apart from other authors,
- Plus much more!
In addition to meeting 2 times a month for 3 months, I’ll provide you with individual feedback on each section of your marketing plan.
Plus, you’ll get a 45-minute individual consulting session with me.
By the end of this course, you’ll have the Plan and Confidence that will allow you to sell far more books than if you simply loaded your books on Amazon and hoped for the best.
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.”
Writing Blogs that Impact, Influence, and Transform
- Meet twice a month for a total of 6 sessions
- Identify your ideal audience
- Create a structure for your blogs
- Learn to create social media posts that effectively announce your latest blogs
Receive feedback on each of your blogs, and your final version will be edited and copyedited.
Plus, you’ll have access to my Blogs, Books, and Beyond course.
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.