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Congratulations and THANK YOU

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

We announced the Big Bundle Grand Prize winner live from Hawaii!

What did Olivia win?

Our Big Bundle includes:

  • a Brown Betty teapot,
  • a hard copy of A Gracious Space: Winter,
  • a lovely tote by Alexandra,
  • a gorgeous, “Live Honestly, Write Bravely” stamped metal necklace by Jennifer,
  • a $50 Brave Writer Gift Certificate,
  • and chocolate!

Big Bundle contents

Thank you all for an amazing 12 Days in the Brave Writer community!

We truly loved every moment of this event. The enthusiastic participation you showed encouraged us as well and created such excitement leading into the retreat planning and our theme, “Be Good to You.”

If you missed the big reveal, you can still view it on Katch and we’ve included the video of the actual drawing here as well!

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The 12 Days of Brave Writer Retreat-o-Versary Give Away!

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

“In the scurry to be all things to all people, don’t forget to be there for you.”  -Julie

We want those little Internet breaks you take this holiday season to be as rewarding and happy as possible.

You know the ones: when everyone’s home and the “Wild Rumpus” has started, and you sneak away for a few minutes to scroll through Twitter or Facebook or to check-in on the Brave Scopes Facebook group.

12 Days of Brave Writer

We’ve cooked up a bunch of FUN for you!

January 2016 marks the 16th anniversary of Brave Writer.
January 18, 2016 is opening day for the “Be Good to You” Retreat Registration.

It’s the holidays!

Our team put these together to create:

The 12 Days of Brave Writer:
Retreat-o-Versary Give-Away

(Yes, a mouthful, but a fun mouthful!)

 The contest starts with a treasure hunt and ends with a GRAND PRIZE you won’t want to miss.

Here’s how it works

12 Days of Brave Writer in a Nutshell

When you share, be sure to include the hashtag! #Bgood2u

Follow Brave Writer so you can find those snowflakes!

Check out this scope to learn more:

Announcing our winners!

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Congratulations to all!

Where in the world were those snowflakes?!

Day 1- Here on the blog, on the Happy Holidays post.

Day 2- On Facebook, in a contest announcement image.

Day 3- Pinterest! It was in the sand over Julie’s shoulder on the beach, with a quote about Awesome Adulting.

Day 4- Instagram– just under the blue oval quote background and a boy dressed for a day in the snow.

Day 5- Twitter meme that included the quote: “Create for yourself mini vacations…”

Day 6- Pinterest quote and image with an orange on a plate.

Day 7- Happy New Year Facebook photo!

Day 8- Facebook! Down in the leaves, where you have to be observant to find the treasure!

Day 9- It was the opening of the Periscope episode today! You can still see it on Katch!

Day 10- Hidden right here on the blog, in a post about Noah’s games. Search carefully!

Day 11- Snowy days call for chocolate and Instagram!

Day 12- It was a BLIZZARD of snowflakes! Day 12 icons were on every platform!

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Poetry Teatime on Periscope

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

Poetry Teatime periscope

Join me for tea and verse! I made scones and read poems. There are poems for your kids too.

For any who are new to Brave Writer, I call Poetry Teatime the “gateway drug” to all things literary and language arts. You get “close connected relationship” thrown into the bargain! Plus: so much fun!

Also, whenever you share your Poetry Teatime on Instagram or Twitter, be sure to use the #poetryteatime hashtag.


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And the winner is…

Monday, June 1st, 2015

Where Brave Writers Writer 2015 Winner


We numbered the entries as we received them for our 2nd Where Brave Writers Write Giveaway then used to select the winning photo, and it was of Melody’s two adorable Brave Writers!

Melody will receive a digital copy of Faltering Ownership or a $79.00 Shopify gift certificate (her choice).

A humongous THANK YOU to everyone who sent a picture! We’ve already highlighted some and will continue to feature others in the weeks ahead. In fact, we created a Facebook photo album just for WBWW.

We’re happy to highlight the writing efforts of your Brave Writers!

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2nd Where Brave Writers Write Giveaway!

Monday, May 18th, 2015

Where Brave Writers Write giveaway!

Welcome to our 2nd Where Brave Writers Write Giveaway

This year the prize is a FREE copy of the brand new FALTERING OWNERSHIP!
(or a gift certificate for an equivalent amount)

$79 VALUE!

We want to see your kids writing–on the couch, at the table (under the table!), on the porch, in the car, at a desk, on the beach. Anywhere writing happens. Share your photo and enter to win!

STARTS May 18 and ENDS May 31, 2015  at midnight EDT.

ONE PHOTO per family, please.

EMAIL your photo to and include your first name. Also, put “2015 WBWW Giveaway” as the subject title.

Please note: All submissions fall under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0, which gives Brave Writer the freedom to publish the images on our blog, other social media sites, and in BW materials. We may not be able to feature all photos if the volume is too high, but all entries will be eligible for the prize. Brave Writer employees may not enter.

A DRAWING will be held on June 1st and ONE entry will be randomly chosen and the winner will receive a digital copy of Faltering Ownership or a gift certificate for an equivalent amount (for Brave Writer digital products only):

Faltering_Ownership_Blog_ShadowWatch your emerging writers take more and more responsibility for their writing with our 12 month-long writing projects found in this amazing program! You’ll guide and coach your middlers in writing forms that facilitate growth in skills like summary, reporting, citing sources, letter writing, book reviewing, and interviewing. At the same time, you’ll help your kids emotionally invest in their work by appealing to their creativity, personal passions, and expanding curiosity!

Geared toward 11-12 year olds. Can be used for younger or older kids, depending on their stage of growth.


So, send us your photos and enter to win!

Want to increase your chances?

Share the giveaway on your blog or one of your social media sites like Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, etc. (#wbww), let us know by commenting here or mentioning it when you email your photo, and your one entry will count twice!

Image of girl writing by Brave Writer mom, Lucinda (text added)

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