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Jumpstart Your Writing Career 6-Week Mentorship Program

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April 10 @ 5:30 pm May 22 @ 8:30 pm PST

Do you feel called to write, but you’re not sure how to begin? Maybe you’ve started your book or screenplay, but you’ve hit a wall and can’t seem to move forward. Whether you’re writing a novel, script, memoir, or a true story in narrative form, if you’re dreaming of a writing career this INrich Mentorship Program is for you! Led by seasoned writer Sarah Anne Sumpolec, Jumpstart Your Writing Career will equip you with the tools and information you need to realize your writing goals.

In this 6-week mentorship series, Sarah will guide you through the story process to help you hone your ideas, create a proposal for your story and take next steps toward a fully conceived project. Topics include developing a story concept, marketing your idea, publishing, screenwriting, proposal development and outlining a pathway for a successful writing career. Workshop-style discussions tailored towards the needs of participants will ensure that every writer will complete the program with an action plan to begin and finish your writing project.

When: Mondays, 5:30 pm PT


Dates: April 10, April 17, April 24, May 1, May 8th, May 22

(No class Monday, May 15)


Week 1: Your Story Concept

Week 2: Marketing Know-How

Week 3: Publishing 101

Week 4: Screenwriting 101

Week 5: Proposal Development

Week 6: Next Steps

Weekly Teaching & Assignments

You’ll receive homework assignments throughout the program and feedback from the instructor and your peers to help hone and develop your ideas.

Registration requirements:

To tailor this mentorship program to participants, please be prepared to answer these questions at registration:

  • Tell me about your writing experience.
  • Tell me about the story you have on your mind.
  • How do you think you would like to tell that story? (Novel? Screenplay? Narrative Non-fiction? Memoir?)

About Sarah Anne Sumpolec

Sarah is a professional writer and has been published by Moody Publishers, NavPress, Focus on the Family and Skyscape Teen. She has taught at numerous writing conferences, youth events and women’s retreats over the years. As an editor and mentor, Sarah has worked with writers of all ages to hone and develop their stories. She is passionate about helping them move from “talking about writing” to “actually writing.” 

Sarah is an alum of the Act One: Writing for Hollywood program which she credits with her start as a screenwriter almost 20 years ago. Sarah has earned multiple contest placements for her novels and screenplays and has been contracted by several production companies to write adaptations or develop projects. She also served as a development executive where she provided feedback on script submissions and worked as a story consultant on in-house scripts.

Sarah’s passion is writing for kids, teens and families and all of her own story projects revolve around at least one of those demographics. She lives in L.A. and enjoys volunteering with Act One: Writing for Hollywood, Hollywood Prayer Network and Influence Women. Find out more at https://sarahannesumpolec.com/


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  1. @sarahanne Greetings! My name is Miranda, I am a newbie in the INfluence Women Network, Mrs. Cooke granted me permission to still register for the writing mentorship and instructed to reach out to you, as to let you know I would be jumping in late..of course the events page displays the “tickets no longer available” message, do you know how I can still register?

      1. Thanks Sarah –
        Miranda – I will let our website designer know that you were unable to join the group since it is past the date of sign up.
        Here is the link to the session for this week – Monday 5:30 pm PST, so you can log in and I will have our web guy add you to the class manually.
        Join Zoom Meeting
        Meeting ID: 878 1516 2740