❒ ProWriter Mentoring
✨ Become the writer you want to be.
People spend thousands trying to learn to be a writer. If you’re here, you’re likely tired of wasting time and money on workshops, courses, and groups without getting closer to producing writing people really want to read.
These private sessions help you stop wasting time and money and be a pro. The ProWriter Mentorship is an exclusive opportunity to work closely with me on your writing on Substack—the best place to learn to write on the job.
⇢ Become the writer you want to be.
Note: I take on a select number of writers (notice I didn’t say “students” because this is about you being a writer), and I have a limited number of spots. I primarily work with professionals who’ve taken other career paths but have always wanted to write and are ready to invest in themselves and their writing.
❒ ProWriter Mentoring
This is a highly individualized path of study. It’s the most efficient, effective, and personalized way to become the writer you want to be.
⇢ Three exclusive sessions | 30 minutes | 6 weeks | Zoom
Each session ensures you learn to
Produce writing fit for traditional publishing and media
Edit your own work like a pro so you stop relying on the opinions of others
Maintain an almost effortless writing process
Publish with confidence
⇢ How it works
Each 30-minute Zoom meeting, we deeply analyze a Substack-bound piece (max 1200 words), submitted via a Google Docs link 24 hours before.
Together, we assess your writing from a reader’s perspective, identifying strengths and areas for improvement.
You receive a customized step-by-step plan for mastering these elements.
For two weeks, you focus solely on these elements.
We meet again and discuss.
**I’m happy to work with people ongoing.
⇢ Is it expensive?
If you want to save money and time long-term, no.
This mentorship mirrors the approach masters took to learn writing: one-on-one with a mentor, applying guidance on the job, much like on Substack. It's the formula for professional-level writing.
Tough love: Most workshops don’t improve writing; they enhance workshop/group participation, fostering dependence on others’ guidance, often from people who know little about being a professional writer.
⇢ Book now
Three sessions: $625.
What writers say about working with me:
“Working with Sarah over these weeks has been my secret weapon for my writing—both on and off Substack. I can honestly say she sped up my learning curve by years.
And I had so much fun doing it. I walked away from every meeting knowing how I wanted to improve and excited to work on the upcoming week's exercises—exercises that were specific to my needs. Best of all, every exercise helped me improve that week’s piece. After these sessions, I feel more confident in my writing and I know how to continue improving as a writer.” —Latham Turner
⇢ What qualifies me to do this?
(You should always ask this of anyone you work with.)
About me (the very short version):
Personally advised by Substack’s head of writer relations
Award-winning HarperCollins author of Pathological: The True Story of Six Misdiagnoses
Member of Substack’s Product Lab
Freelance writer at The New York Times, et al.
Former advisory editor at The Paris Review
M.F.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Creative writing faculty at Northwestern University
Recipient of grants and fellowships from Yaddo, the Mellon Foundation, the MacDowell Colony, et al.