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2017 Fall Class Registration is OPEN

Registration is OPEN for Brave Writer Online Classes

Brave Writer Online Classes provide a safe space for writing risks.

Fall Class Registration is OPEN

Today is our biggest online class registration event of the year. Our Arrow and Boomerang Book Clubs are open for registration as well. Spots fill quickly so don’t wait to sign up!

New to our online class registration day? I’ve got tips for you!

You will receive two email confirmations (one of payment and one showing your classes)

Charter School payments are collected later. Select “charter school” at the payment window to complete your registration. You will receive ONE receipt.

We’ve created an FAQ you can read too.

If you get stuck, contact us:

  • Use the live chat box on the website
  • Or email us at (Put a clear subject line: “Payment didn’t go through” or “I can’t get past the ‘add a child’ page”)
  • We’ll get back to you as quickly as possible!

Register for Fall Writing Classes HERE

Kidswrite Basic has a NEW Name

Kidswrite Basic is now The Writer's Jungle Online
Kidswrite Basic (our foundational class) has a new name—

The Writer’s Jungle Online

The content of this class is identical to Kidswrite Basic. The Writer’s Jungle Online covers the first nine chapters of The Writer’s Jungle manual providing you, the parent, with coaching, gentle accountability, and a space for your young writers to grow.

You do not need to purchase The Writer’s Jungle to participate. The information from the manual is provided to you in class. That said, if you have the manual and struggle to use it, this is a GREAT class to help you follow through on your best intentions for writing.

Why Take an Online Writing Class?

Great question!

Brave Writer is unique in the world of online writing classes. We focus on the writing voice of your child by giving personal, kind, supportive attention to each student.

Our instructors provide your children with the kind of reader responses that help your child to feel read not corrected. Not your “English teacher” margin notes: “Unclear” or “Awkward.” Rather, our instructors conduct a conversation with the student about the writing, sharing how the writing impacted them as readers.

Students will get comments like these (taken from one of our Writer’s Jungle Online classes):

I’m so excited to play with you in your world of sugar. I’ll suggest and comment, and when you decide you’re satisfied, you get to declare this one finished. Okay, off I go into your world! So, one thing to look for is an Opening Hook. Your first two sentences grab the reader. Your third sentence is where you might want to start to fiddle…

Our goal is to help students grow as writers—to learn how

  • to expand their ideas,
  • to enrich their content,
  • to polish their presentation of their viewpoint.

We respond to what they offer, we don’t correct it. That’s what makes this process pain-free and supportive rather than the “cling to your fragile ego by your fingernails” experience so often revision feedback can be.

Each writing class is designed for maximum writing support. Students get to read the writing of other students and the instructor interaction with everyone in the class. This creates a “writing workshop” environment where supporting one another and learning together is maximized.

Because all of the classes are conducted through writing (through posts), students learn to put their thoughts into writing naturally, easily. They discover that they do have things to say and they come ready to write those thoughts. Instructors bring their enthusiastic, happy, insightful energy to the students.

The result? Kids who find their writing voices and discover their own writing power!

We’ve got a wide variety of classes so be sure to check them out. If you need help selecting a class, drop us a line (

2017 Fall Writing Class Schedule

Story Switcheroo: Spring 2017

Brave Writer's Story Switcheroo Class

by Brave Writer ninja, Jen Holman

The new Brave Writer classroom design got to SHINE this spring with Story Switcheroo! While in the past, parents had to describe their kids’ creative endeavors and artwork, or include a clunky attachment, this session they got to include their pictures directly into their posts. It was a huge game-changer!

Here are some of the final projects:

Brave Writer's Online Class: Story Switcheroo

A day in the life of Beast, from Beauty and the Beast. Here the characters from the castle (the coat stand, the clock, etc.) are all trying to make Beast presentable to impress Belle. But he keeps spilling soup on himself, etc. much to their dismay. Belle comes in at the end and sets him straight and tidy.

“Warning: Do not go in the Beast room ever”

Brave Writer's Online Class: Story Switcheroo

A day in the life of Beast, by the younger sibling of the previous poster. Beast is trying to win Belle’s heart by performing magic tricks for her.

“8:00 Do whatever he wants.” lol

Brave Writer's Online Class: Story Switcheroo

The bad witch climbing up Rapunzel’s hair to get into the tower. This student had made the tower, complete with little acorn bowls, cardboard chairs and tables, even artwork on the walls!

Brave Writer's Online Class: Story Switcheroo

The characters of Moana (Maui, Moana and Heyhey) go for a picnic on the island after saving the day on their adventure.

Brave Writer's Online Class: Story Switcheroo

A Cinderella ballroom scene. Note the chandelier!

Brave Writer's Online Class: Story Switcheroo

Character study of pig from the Three Little Pigs. 🙂

Story Switcheroo is a whimsical journey through the world of fairy tales! In this online class, we create a mixed-up land for your kids to explore. They stretch their imaginations and write original stories from the building blocks of traditional fairy tales. We combine story elements, lighthearted writing exercises and imaginative play to introduce your child to a whole new magical world – of writing!

Recommended for ages 5-8.

2017 Fall Writing Class Schedule

Brave Writer 2017 Fall Online Writing Classes

2017 Fall Writing Class Schedule

Brave Writer is all about personal investment and connection. Our instructors give you a deep commitment of time, and gentle instruction that leads to happy, improved writers.

Our writing classes are built from the workshop, writing support group model.

  • Each participant is valued as a person, not just as a student.
  • Writing feedback is detailed, friendly, and thorough.
  • Our instructors recognize that they have a sacred trust with your children and they aim to ensure that each student feels heard, read, and supported in deepening both skill and insight in his or her writing.

See which of these luscious treats you or your kids find appealing:

Core Classes

Kidswrite Basic (The parent is the student.)

Kidswrite Intermediate

Early Elementary

Just So Stories

Story Switcheroo

Older Elementary / Middle School+

Comic Strip Capers

Journaling Jumpstart

Middle School Writing Projects

Penning the Past

Skip into Science

Writing a Greek Myth

Write for Fun: Dream Big

Write for Fun: Fly High

Write for Fun: Go Wild

Writing the Short Story

Family Classes

Groovy Grammar

Nature Journaling

Playing with Poetry

Shakespeare Family Workshop

High School

Brave Writer high school writing classes equal about a 1/4 of a year’s credit for composition/English.

Advanced Composition 1

College Admissions Essay

Expository Essay Class: Exploratory & Persuasive

Expository Essay: Rhetorical Critique & Analysis

High School Writing Projects

MLA Research Essay

SAT/ACT Essay Class

As always, feel free to email Brave Writer or contact us via the online chat option to help you determine which classes would be best for your kids and you!

Fall Class Registration opens Noon EDT on July 31 
(Set your alarm clocks!)

Fall is a great time to JUMP into Brave Writer online writing classes. The new school year has such good energy, you know? If you want to reboot your homeschool experience of writing, let us help you!

Summer session is currently registering.
(many classes are full)

Register for Summer Classes NOW!

Brave Writer Summer Online Writing Classes

Registration is NOW OPEN

for Brave Writer Summer Online Writing Classes!

Head’s up! These classes are at the lowest prices they’ll be all year. If you’ve got your eye on any one of the classes listed in the summer session, nab it now. Tuition goes up in the fall.

We’ve got a slew of good classes available! Here’s the summer class schedule:

Comic Strip Capers
Jun 19 – Jul 14, 2017
Melissa Wiley

Write for Fun: Go Wild
Jun 26 – Jul 14, 2017
Karen O’Connor

Kidswrite Intermediate
Jul 3 – Aug 11, 2017
Samantha Burtner

Kidswrite Intermediate
Jul 3 – Aug 11, 2017
Joy Sherfey

Movie Club: Miyazaki
Jul 3 – Jul 28
Johannah Bogart

Fan Fiction
Jul 10 – Aug 4, 2017
Susanne Barrett

SAT/ACT Essay Class
Jul 10 – Aug 4, 2017
Jean Hall

Expository Essay Class: Exploratory & Persuasive
Jul 10 – Aug 18, 2017
Lora Fanning

Kidswrite Basic
Jul 10 – Aug 18, 2017
Deb Bell

Kidswrite Basic
Jul 10 – Aug 18, 2017
April Hensley

We’re excited to have you join us!

Register HERE