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Happy Birthday, Jane Austen!

Happy Birthday Jane Austen SALE
In celebration of Jane Austen’s birthday (December 16th, 1775), the Boomerang based on her novel, Pride and Prejudice, is:

HALF PRICE till Sunday, Dec. 17 midnight ET ($5.95)!


Born on December 16th, 1775, Jane Austen has become one of the most enduring staples of English literature. Her works have inspired films, books, and flurries of essays and other analysis. But in her own lifetime, Jane Austen published her novels anonymously (some with the famous by line: “By a Lady”) and they brought her little fame or recognition.

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Published in 1813, Pride and Prejudice is arguably Austen’s most famous work and has been adapted (to screen and other mediums) numerous times. A romance novel and a social commentary, it follows its protagonist, Elizabeth Bennet, as she navigates English social restrictions, a complicated family, and of course the seemingly antagonistic attentions of a certain Mr. Darcy.

Austen’s novels are known for their critique of English society and commentary on the difficulties of women being dependent upon making good marriages for financial stability and happiness. Although her heroines live forever in the imaginations of her readership, very little is known of the woman herself. The details of Austen’s life remain murky due in part to family members destroying many of her letters. Only a handful survive to this day, making the interpretation of the life of Jane Austen somewhat difficult.

Most of what remains of Jane Austen is what we find in her novels; a sharp ironic wit, social critique, and unabashed romance for good measure. These qualities and so much more have ensured that Jane Austen’s novels are still avidly read to this day.

So, celebrate Jane Austen’s birthday and take advantage of this special offer today!

Also, if you’d like to buy a copy of the novel, it’s available through Amazon: Pride and Prejudice


This Boomerang is also part of the Early English Boomerang collection!

The Boomerang is a digital downloadable product that features copywork and dictation passages from a specific read aloud novel. It is geared toward 7th to 10th graders (ages 12—advanced, 13-15) and is the indispensable tool for Brave Writer parents who want to teach language arts in a natural, literature-bathed context.

DEEP DIVE into Jane Austen’s World

The Brave Writer Lifestyle in 2018

2018 Brave Writer Lifestyle Calendar

Our Holiday Shoppe is open and we’re selling this lovely Brave Writer Lifestyle Calendar. It is MORE than a calendar however.

Here’s the fun part:

Each month of the calendar features a beautiful illustration which celebrates an aspect of the Brave Writer Lifestyle. Each month of the year, I’m going to partner with you in implementing that aspect of the lifestyle!

We’ll post on the blog, on Instagram, and in the Homeschool Alliance about that month’s theme (like copywork or poetry teatime or nature journaling). We’ll provide you with resources and ideas to implement the BWL theme. And I’ll likely share about the theme on Facebook Live too.

2018 Brave Writer Lifestyle CalendarThen you can share about what you did in your family (on Instagram, in the Alliance, etc.). #2018BWL

The calendar will give you a place to record your activities, which child did what, and to make plans for field trips etc.

Consider this a starter-year-kit for making the Brave Writer Lifestyle a natural part of your homeschool experience!

Can’t wait to go on this adventure with you!

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that will share free Brave Writer Lifestyle resources and tips!

Writer’s Jungle Webinar: Dec. 10, 2017

Writer's Jungle Free Webinar
FREE Writer’s Jungle Webinar

December 10, 4:00 PM ET

Hey hey, ho ho!

I’ve scheduled another “Getting to Know the Writer’s Jungle” webinar and I scheduled it for a Sunday afternoon! YAY! That way I hope many of you can make it live.  I’ll share about each chapter in The Writer’s Jungle and the activities you will do with your children. I’ll also answer your questions—any about writing and language arts you might have!

Get the word out! I won’t be doing another one until much later next year. And yes, there will be a discount offer at the end for Live Attendees (only). 🙂


Look at all the places we can hang out!

2018 Speaking Schedule 

2017 Holiday Gift Shoppe + Cyber Monday SALE

Brave Writer's Holiday Shoppe

Today is Cyber Monday!

Take 30% OFF store purchases

Use this discount code:


Your 30% off coupon code can be used on ALL Brave Writer products (not classes) for 24 hours starting today at 9:00 AM Eastern and ending at 9:00 AM Eastern Nov. 28, 2017.

Today is also the opening of our annual Holiday Shoppe! We’ve highlighted items that will be wonderful gifts for you or a friend. Note: some items are not compatible with our discount code but may be offered at a reduced price on sites such as Amazon, Zazzle, etc.

The Holiday Shoppe will be open until midnight Eastern Dec. 31, 2017.

Happy Shopping!

The 2017 Brave Writer Holiday Shoppe

Brave Writer 2018 BWL Calendar

*NEW* 2018 Brave Writer Calendar

Hang our beautiful new calendar on a wall and use it to record the Brave Writer Lifestyle moments you share with your kids. Each month, we feature a different aspect of the Brave Writer lifestyle in a big, cheery image.

This calendar is low-stress—it’s all about one thing at a time, one thing per month. By the end of the year, you will celebrate 12 months of having lived the Brave Writer Lifestyle!


Zazzle offering 50% discount one day only: ZCYBERMONDAY

PLUS I’m going to accompany you on this Brave Writer Lifestyle journey all year on Instagram and via email (sign up here for free emails once per month): free resources and tips! Can’t wait for you to use it and to be a part of the journey with me!

Brave Writer Lifestyle Plan

Brave Writer Lifestyle Plan

Have you ever wished that someone would plug the Brave Writer Lifestyle Routine into your planner? Well I’ve done it for you! You can now use the Homeschool Planet planner and accompanying Brave Writer Lifestyle Plan to give you the gentle reminders to stay with your best intentions. Each week I’ve carefully put together the routine that includes read alouds, poetry teatime, video encouragement from me, nature journaling, movie viewing, copywork and dictation and more!


Brave writer Hashtag ShirtsBrave Writer T-Shirts

Brave Schoolers know ‘em and love ‘em: Brave Writer hashtags! It seemed impossible to choose just one, so we didn’t! The Brave Writer #tshirts are now available in black or white, short or long sleeved, hoodies, and more! Check out the variety of necklines too!


Zazzle offering 50% discount one day only: ZCYBERMONDAY

A Gracious Space series

A Gracious Space Series

Our three A Gracious Space books offer support and encouragement in your homeschool journey. These 50 non-sectarian essays give new ways to think about homeschooling, comfort for when you run up against your limitations, and energy for tackling your highest aspirations!


Discount unavailable for print copies via Amazon.

Nurturing Brave Writer Families DVD SetNurturing Brave Writer Families Retreat Recordings

Brave Writer’s core teachings about writing and home education are now available as professionally produced Mp4s and DVDs!

These five lectures, filmed at the “Nurturing Brave Writers Retreat” in Cincinnati, explore how to create a nurturing relationship with your reluctant writers, the importance of partnering with students for their writing and academic growth, the elements of the Brave Writer Lifestyle, how to create a homeschool that matches the one you wish you had, and the essentials necessary for high school writing and college preparation.


Discount unavailable via Vimeo.

Poetry Teatime CompanionPoetry Teatime Companion:
A Brave Writer Sampler of British and American Poems

Poems for the whole family! Available in a paperback print edition, this illustrated, full-color volume of poems hand-picked by Brave Writer is organized by season and theme. The Poetry Teatime Companion presents 52 poems by 52 poets, to cover a full year of Poetry Teatimes. Includes brief biographies, questions to think about, and a few activities to try.


Discount unavailable via Amazon.

Brave Writer Products

Coming Soon: Cyber Monday Sale + Holiday Shoppe Opening

Brave Writer's Holiday Shoppe is Coming Soon!
Happy Holidays!

Thank you for being such an awesome community of brave homeschoolers!

To celebrate, we’re offering you a 30% off coupon code that can be used on ALL Brave Writer products (not classes) for 24 hours starting 9:00 AM Eastern on Cyber Monday!


Cyber Monday (Nov. 27) is also the opening of our annual Holiday Shoppe! We’ve highlighted items that will be wonderful gifts for you or a friend. Note: some items in the Shoppe are not compatible with the discount code but may be offered at a reduced price.

We’re most excited about: our new 2018 Brave Writer calendar below!

*BRAND NEW* 2018 Brave Writer Lifestyle Calendar

2018 Brave Writer Calendar

Available Monday in our Holiday Shoppe—a way to both invest deeply in your homeschool and keep a record of it!

Hang our beautiful new calendar on a wall and use it to record the Brave Writer Lifestyle moments you share with your kids. Each month, we feature a different aspect of the Brave Writer lifestyle in a big, cheery image. On the back of the calendar, you’ll find a link that takes you to the Brave Writer Lifestyle pages of our website that provide oodles of ideas for each one.

Use the date boxes during the month to make a note of when you implemented the activity!

Other holiday gift suggestions:

Get ready!

  • Take a look around the store now for Brave Writer materials and curricula.
  • Forward this blog post to a friend (or spouse! or parent!).
  • Mark the date and see you Monday!