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Writer’s Jungle Webinar: Dec. 10, 2017

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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!

Happy Birthday, Donald J. Sobol!

Encyclopedia Brown Brave Writer Arrow Sale

In celebration of Donald J. Sobol’s birthday (October 4, 1924), we’re making a special offer! The Arrow for his novel, Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective, is:

HALF OFF until Friday at midnight EST! ($4.95)

[This post contains Amazon affiliate links. When you click on those links to make purchases,
Brave Writer receives compensation at no extra cost to you. Thank you!]

Born on October 4, 1924, in the Bronx, New York City, Sobol served in World War II before attending college and earning his bachelor’s degree. Among other things, Sobol worked as a reporter before beginning his career as a mystery writer.

Sobol is most known for authoring the Encyclopedia Brown series. The story follows the adventures of young sleuth Leroy “Encyclopedia” Brown and his friend Sally as they solve mysteries and foil schemes around their neighborhood. The first book in the series, Boy Detective, was published in 1963.

Donald J. Sobol passed away in July of 2012 at the age of 87. The final book in the series, Case of the Soccer Scheme, was published in 2012 posthumously.

Celebrate Sobol’s birthday and life and take advantage of this special offer!

If you’d like to buy a copy of the novel, it’s available through Amazon: Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective

The Arrow is the monthly digital product that features copywork and dictation passages from a specific read aloud novel (you purchase or obtain the novels yourself). It’s geared toward children ages 8-11 and is an indispensable tool for parents who want to teach language arts in a natural, literature-bathed context.

Reading the Writer’s Jungle

Reading the Writer's Jungle

Brave Writer mom, Jennifer, writes:


Thank you so much for doing the [Writer’s Jungle] webinar. I was not able to participate live, but just finished watching the replay. I have owned a copy of The Writer’s Jungle for years but never got around to reading it or implementing it in our homeschool. Why was I hesitant? What was my fear? As a writer, I totally do all the things that you recommend. But as a teacher, I honestly felt it was too loosey-goosey for my teaching style. I wanted clear instructions to follow. I wanted step-by-step writing assignments. So instead of just doing something…I did nothing. (Ok…not nothing…we regularly do poetry tea time, read alouds, discuss books, observe writing, talk about words, read Shakespeare, watch Shakespeare, but I don’t feel that we write enough. After watching your webinar, perhaps I need to rethink that. 😉 )

One way to make sure I started doing more writing with my 12 year old son was to make myself accountable. I was approached by a couple of mothers in our music co-op about the need for a middle school writing class. After thinking it over, I agreed to put a class together. Next I had to decide what curriculum to use in my class. I pulled out my copy of The Writer’s Jungle and finally started reading it. After going through the first couple of chapters, I skipped to the Appendix where you map out a course of study for each level. This was exactly what I needed and didn’t realize was in there! I was able to easily pull together a semester’s worth of writing assignments and activities. Thank you for including that in the book. I only wished I’d known about it sooner. Hopefully others who watched the webinar won’t wait so long to implement your great ideas.

My class meets for 90 minutes once a week. I have 8 students including my son. We just finished our 4th week. We’re doing the eight week freewrite project. We’ve played the communication game (which they loved). We did limericks and tongue twisters. We did a keen observation exercise. They wrote lovely paragraphs about their pets full of amazing details. We had cupcakes and lemonade and tore apart Jabberwocky just yesterday. My son (and others) have said how much they enjoy the class. It is their favorite thing all week! But I cannot take credit for much of it because the ideas are all coming from your book and your blog. Thank you!

Thanks again for all that you do! What a blessing Brave Writer is to families everywhere.

All my best,

The Writer's Jungle