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Poetry, Fanfiction, and Chronic Illness with Susanne Barrett

brave Shift Podcast S3E10 Susanne Barrett

As I considered guests for this season of the podcast, it occurred to me that I had never shared our most senior Brave Writer instructor with you! Susanne Barrett and I are homeschool friends, writing colleagues, fellow Californians, and passionate writers. Susanne has taught with Brave Writer for more than a decade, instructing our high school students in topics ranging from the MLA Research Essay to Fan Fiction to Shakespeare! She shares on the podcast about all of that and more—including her own struggle with chronic illness in the midst of her very full life.

Episode 10: Susanne Barrett

Susanne homeschooled her four children, has over 2 million fans of her fan fiction, and is one of our most beloved writing instructors. She shares her teaching and personal writing experiences on today’s episode!

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Coming soon to the Brave Writer blog, we’ll be featuring interviews with our fabulous writing instructors. Here’s our first written interview with Susanne Barrett!

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The Brave Writer Staff: Team Pixie Dust

Meet the Brave Writer Staff

Brave Writer is driven by more than my abundance of energy. In fact, I could not do what I do without the magical assist of our extraordinary team! I’d like you to meet them by visiting our newly designed staff page!

And psst: there is a silly video to go with it! I mean SILLY!!!

Click here to see the staff page!

It’s because of these tireless pixies that we get all the good stuff to you with care, kindness, and courage! I’m incredibly grateful for them… and you!

P.S. We also have a website page that introduces you to our fabulous writing coaches.

Happy Holidays from Brave Writer

Happy Holidays from Brave WriterJulie Bogart (center) and The Brave Writer Staff (clockwise): Nancy Graham, Tia Levings,
Paula Horton, Stephanie Elms, Debba Haupert, Jeannette Hall, Cindy Clark

The Brave Writer Staff is taking time to be with family over the holiday! There won’t be any email correspondence from us between now and the 26th.

Have a wonderful end of the year celebration with your family!

2017 Spring Writing Class Schedule!

Brave Writer's 2017 Spring Class Schedule
2017 Spring Semester Online Classes
and a Special Announcement!

What a fall! Thank you for your enthusiasm for what we do. We SOLD OUT of all our fall semester online writing classes by November 1st! As a result, we’ve been scrambling to ensure we offer enough sessions in our spring semester (January – June 2017). We’ve got three brand new classes! And we’ve also ADDED sessions to our most popular classes.

2017 Spring Semester Writing Class Schedule!

Spring Semester begins in January and runs through June, 2017.

Check out our THREE brand new classes!

The Scoop: The Art of Journalism, taught by the lovely Samantha Burtner!

Penning the Past and Comic Strip Capers, coached by the fabulous Melissa Wiley!

Yes, you heard that right. Popular children’s author, Melissa Wiley, is joining the Brave Writer team!
Melissa Wiley
Melissa, children’s author of the prequels to the Laura Ingalls Wilder books, The Prairie Thief, and Inchy and Rolly series, is offering her talents to the Brave Writer family. Her two classes are likely to fill swiftly (what an opportunity to learn from a seasoned pro who also homeschools her six kids!) so set your alarms and sign up as soon as we open registration.

We’ve got an incredible line-up of classes with outstanding writing coaches leading them. I am so proud of our team and what we offer to homeschooling families. Join the more than 20,000 students who’ve taken our online classes.

Transform the writing life in your home by joining one of our classes in 2017. You won’t regret it!

Learn how our writing class program works here.

If you have any questions about classes, please contact my team at help@bravewriter.com. One of us will get back to you with answers to help you make the decision that is right for your family and students.

Mark your calendars!

Registration for spring semester classes
opens Monday, December 5th! (at 12:00 PM EST)

Brave Writer 2017 Spring Class Schedule

A Conversation with Jean Hall

Brave Writer's SAT/ACT Online Essay class
by Nancy Graham, Brave Writer Minister of Magic

Hi everybody!

Our summer online writing classes are filling up but there are spots left in a choice few (classes start July 5th!)—

Jean and I hooked up for an online conversation about the SAT/ACT Essay class and what students get out of taking it.

Jean is a former newspaper reporter and literary magazine editor who homeschooled three children from birth—now they’re grown up, but Jean still has a house full of animals. We chatted via Zoom (which is like Skype), and I got to hear her dog, Dobby (who had a lot to say), and meet her lovely yellow cat, Fireball (the name Snowball had already been taken by her white cat).

After talking to Jean, I was convinced that no one should walk into a timed-essay test without the benefit of her experience. The SAT and ACT tests recently changed, and Jean redesigned the class to reflect those changes.

Find out more by listening to the podcast below. Summer is a great time to take this class—but I’ll let Jean tell you why.

Nancy

Sign Up for the SAT/ACT Essay Class!