A Gathering of Writers

In the fall of 2019, I created an online writers community to assist authors on their book-writing journey. The first offering has been an 18-week online course called Your Voice, Your Story, Your Book, in which we explore all facets of nonfiction writing including creative nonfiction, memoir, self-help, narrative journalism, educational e-books, and personal essays. Throughout the course we learn how to cut through the noise of our own minds to find the confidence and clarity we need to write from the heart. There’s plenty of time to write, read what we wrote, and receive encouraging feedback. All of this within a supportive and loving circle of trust.

The next course begins January 4, 2022.

What TO EXPECT

3

Six-Week Modules

MODULE 1: FINDING YOUR VOICE

Every writer has a voice, an energy, and a rhythm unique to them. And you are no different. Come explore and play with all the possible ways of developing and nurturing your style and learn how to bring it into your writing effectively.

MODULE 2: TELLING YOUR STORY

You’ve found your voice and now it’s time to tell your story. In this module you’ll choose a particular idea, a project, or even a vague notion you want to explore further with the group. We’ll help you cut through the noise of self-doubt and mental paralysis and get to the heart of your unique offering.

MODULE 3: WRITING YOUR BOOK

Now, you’ll focus on your project, with lots of time and encouragement to write, share what you’ve written and receive feedback from our nurturing community. I’ll explain how to write a book proposal—and even share my template for one that always attracts the attention of agents and publishers.

weekly materials

 

What you get

 

A combination of:

  • Lectures
  • Writing exercises
  • Small group sharing
  • Gentle feedback
  • In-session and prerecorded advice from agents, authors, and publishers

Plus, a host of mindful practices to help you

  • Uncover and connect with your unique style and voice
  • Choose or refine a project to work on
  • Keep writing with an eye toward publishing your book.

Virtual In-person

How We Engage

 

LIVE over Zoom

One evening each week for 90 minutes we gather together to write, read what we’ve written, support one another, and bring a sense of delight back into the process.

Office Hours

You’ll have several opportunities to meet with me one-on-one and receive my signature feedback (which is always kind, I promise…and almost always helpful!).

3 Personalized Videos

Three times during each six-week session, you’ll receive a pre-recorded video that addresses a particular challenge and provides tips for meeting it.

What My Students Are Saying

Linda helped me move forward in my journey as a writer. She helped me push through layers of myself I did not even know were there! I am so grateful for her wise heart-centered approach. She is a true gift!

Kayla Copeland

Yoga teacher, PhD candidate, psychology

This isn’t your ordinary writing program; there is a paradigm shift here, which nurtures a deeper level of potent witnessing and provides support for the process of our own emergent vulnerability.

Sarit Z. Rogers

Photographer, Somatic Experiencing coach

Linda Sparrowe has been like a key in the unlocking of my soul. She is a sterling listener, a nimble inquirer and a safe space in which to conjure up the transformational stories within that illuminate nuggets of universal wisdom.  — Ahri Golden, host of StillPoint podcast

Linda is the real deal when it comes to everything about writing! She makes the impossible seem possible. As she guides her clients, she honors their unique voice while shining the light on each step that is crucial to being published. —Kristin Bosteels, author of a memoir in process

Being Linda’s student is a life changing experience. Her program brought me into a supportive community of writers who understand the writing process. She has made the impossible possible: excavating the essence of heart through word, story and community. —Dana Lee, California yoga teacher

Enroll Now

The next course begins January 4, 2022.

Enrollment is open through November 30.

Click below to learn more about pricing, and to sign up.