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Blog Roundup: August 2019 Edition

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Welcome to the latest Brave Writer blog roundup! See how other homeschooling families use Brave Writer products and practice the Brave Writer Lifestyle.

How to Teach Your Teens to Write for the Real World – Kay (Heart-to-Heart Homeschooling)

“I’ve realized writing for teens should be about more than just essays. We can teach our teens to write for the real world.” Read more.

What’s the BIG DEAL about Brave Writer?!? – Ashley (The Homeschool Resource Room) interviews Dachelle of Hide the Chocolate.

“Brave Writer: it’s a buzzword in homeschool circles. A highly recommended writing program and die hard fans call it a lifestyle. But what is the Brave Writer lifestyle? And what’s the big deal? Read on to take a look into the life of a homeschool mom of three living the Brave Writer Lifestyle.” Read more.

Look Inside Brave Writer Jot it Down – Jessica (The Waldock Way)


If you write about an aspect of the Brave Writer Lifestyle, let us know! Email your post’s url to blog@bravewriter.com


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Blog Roundup: June 2019 Edition

Brave Writer Blog Roundup

Welcome to the latest Brave Writer blog roundup! See how other homeschooling families use Brave Writer products and practice the Brave Writer Lifestyle.

Relax! You can have a Relaxed Homeschool Lifestyle as a Working Homeschool Mom – Dachelle (Hide the Chocolate)

I want to do all. the. things! I want to have this amazing enchanted, relaxed homeschool. But, how is that possible as a working homeschool mom? Read More

Brave Writer’s Online Classes // Why We Love Them – The Brave Homeschooling Mama

How We Schedule Brave Writer In Our School Week – The Simple Rugged Path

Middle and High School Curriculum : Writing – The Simple Rugged Path


If you write about an aspect of the Brave Writer Lifestyle, let us know! Email your post’s url to blog@bravewriter.com


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Blog Roundup: April 2019 Edition

Brave Writer Blog Roundup

Welcome to the latest Brave Writer blog roundup! See how other homeschooling families use Brave Writer products and practice the Brave Writer Lifestyle.

How to Create Writing Topics That Excite Your Kids Using a Topic Funnel – Dachelle (Hide the Chocolate)

Choosing a writing topic is more than just picking something your child is interested in writing. It involves narrowing the topic to something that your child can handle. Read More

How to Actually Love to Teach Writing – Alicia (Learning Well)

Brave Writer’s writing programs are not based on grade level–not by a long shot. The programs are based on skill level. They meet your child right where they are, developmentally. Read More

How to Bring the Element of Surprise into Your Homeschool – The Brave Homeschooling Mama

Writing Lessons with The Three Little Pigs (Creative Writing for Multiple Ages) – Kay (Heart-to-Heart Homeschooling)

Yes, your students need writing instruction and assignments according to their grade levels, but that doesn’t mean you can’t at least do some activities together. The key: expect students to produce work at the appropriate level for their ages. Read More

What if Elizabeth Bennet Had a Blog? (A Creative Writing & Literature Study for Teens) – Kay (Heart-to-Heart Homeschooling)

Time is limited. So how can a homeschool mom cover all of these different components of language arts study—the essay, literary analysis, and creativity? The answer is simple: combine them. Read More

Brave Writer Partnership Writing Review – April The (Simple Rugged Path)

How to Homeschool in the Midst of Family Hurt – Dachelle (Hide the Chocolate)

Homeschooling thrives when we shift from power over our kids to power with them—building empathetic relationships where the parent and child are partners in learning. Read More

Shakespeare in Spring: The Ultimate Guide to Teaching Shakespeare in Elementary and Middle School – Dachelle (Hide the Chocolate)

Are you a Fen-sucked Dull-Eyed Canker-blossom? Do you know how many sonnets the Bard wrote, or which phrases we use that he coined? Have you any idea what an oxlip looks like? If you’re curious about answering any of these questions, then this Ultimate Guide to Teaching Shakespeare might be for you! Read More

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Blog Roundup: March 2019 Edition

Brave Writer Blog Roundup

Welcome to the latest Brave Writer blog roundup! See how other homeschooling families use Brave Writer products and practice the Brave Writer Lifestyle.

How to Give Your Kids a Delightful Enchanted Education – Alicia Hutchinson (Learning Well)

My definition [of an Enchanted Education] is this: giving your kids enough space in their day that is unstructured, free, unplanned so that they can find what they really love, do what they are interested in and let their minds grow organically. It’s all about adding mystery, curiosity, creativity, and imagination into their everyday. And that doesn’t necessarily mean you have to plan or do anything at all.

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Jane Yolen Poetry Teatime – Dachelle (Hide the Chocolate)

Dinosaurs, tea bag cookies, poetry organizers and lots of laughter filled our Jane Yolen Inspired Poetry Teatime this month.

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How We Freed Our Language Arts Program to Become Brave Writers – Kelly (Hope in the Chaos)

When we first began homeschooling my natural tendency was to teach the kids the way I was taught. Separating classes by subject, focusing on tests and grades, and surrounding the kids with textbooks was what I knew and what felt right… until of course, it didn’t. Until I realized that we were no freer in our homeschool then we were in the public school system. Worse, the results we were seeing were eerily similar. My kids could pass a test, but they couldn’t apply what they had learned. They could fill in a worksheet, but the information was meaningless. They weren’t learning so much as treading water in an effort to stay afloat.

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How to Introduce Editing for Kids without Ugly Crying – Bethany Ishee

You didn’t see it coming. You merely suggested that maybe the piece of writing your child had been working on could use a final polishing up. The grammar and mechanics could use a little work, and you never thought it would lead to such defensiveness. However, editing for kids is serious and personal business.

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Our Homeschool Weeks in Review – Kristina (Blossom & Root)

Right now, my life is consumed with highlighters, red pens, stacks of printed pages, and piles and piles of books. I am up to my eyebrows in final edits for our second grade curriculum, as well as a dozen different Book Seed issues. I love the madness of creation, and I even love the tedium of the editing process. But it’s called for a temporary shift in every other aspect of my world, including homeschooling.

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Kids Love Learning with the Brave Writer Lifestyle – Bronwyn (Hustle & Homeschool)

Why did you decide to start homeschooling? Everyone has their own reasons for homeschooling. One of the most beautiful things about homeschooling is that it makes learning a part of everyday life. We get to help our kids get a meaningful education! But, especially for parents who went to traditional schools, it can be hard to figure out how to do this and not slip into doing “school at home”. This is where the Brave Writer Lifestyle comes in! You can transform your homeschool by utilizing the Brave Writer Lifestyle.

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Blog Roundup: January 2019

Brave Writer January 2019 Roundup

Welcome to the latest Brave Writer blog roundup! See how other homeschooling families use Brave Writer products and practice the Brave Writer Lifestyle.

How to Get the Words Flowing From Your Struggling Writer – Bethany Ishee

I think we can all recall the fear and terror that would overtake us at the sight of a blank page when we knew writing was expected. Whether a research paper, book report or an essay response on an exam, anxiety grew each moment we had no idea what to write. It seemed that the harder we tried to think, the more desperate the situation became.

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How to Stop Writer’s Block From Stealing Your Child’s Thoughts – Dachelle (Hide the Chocolate)

It’s happened more times than I can count. We sit down to start our writing project and at least one child cannot come up with a single word to say. They stare at the page and seem to have forgotten how to form words. Learning to communicate through writing is hard, but what do you do when your child has writer’s block and no words will come out?

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