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Be an Awesome Brave Writer Student!

Monday, April 4th, 2016

How to be an awesome Brave Writer student by a Brave Writer student!

by Finlay Worrallo, Brave Writer student and intern

1. Remember the name: Brave Writer. Repeat that name to yourself whenever you feel disheartened. If you write, you are a writer, and anytime you share your thoughts for others to read, you are brave. So you are a brave writer! You can even make yourself a badge saying “Brave Writer” [we created a Brave Writer button you can use if you’d like!].Brave Writer button

2. Know you’re in safe hands. Brave Writer has been running for 15 years, has taught over 15,000 students, and their students do well in college and beyond. Brave Writer can be trusted to educate you!

3. Let Brave Writer mix with the rest of your life. For instance, discussing a film doesn’t have to suck all the enjoyment out of a good movie. If you simply view every film you watch with a slightly more analytic eye, you’ll get a bit more out of each one. Likewise, thinking a little more about each book you read and how well it’s written will improve your reading and writing skills without boring you. Home education is not like school. There isn’t a clear line between work and fun. And that’s great!

4. Don’t fear the unknown; jump into the assignments. Expect to enjoy yourself and widen your comfort zone. Brave Writer is all about helping young people to learn, to write, and to enjoy both. They’re on your side, so dive in!

5. Write what you want to write. For instance, in a Brave Writer class you can be yourself! You don’t have to conform to preconceived notions of what is or isn’t good writing.

6. Have fun! When you think about it, you’re being guided in creating entire worlds out of tiny letters scribbled onto a piece of paper. You’ve got about 500,000 words in the English language to play with, and even more if you make some up. So don’t take it too seriously!

Brave Writer student and intern Finlay Worrallo


Finlay Worrallo lives in Swaledale, a beautiful valley in Britain. He enjoys reading books, writing stories, and watching Doctor Who. He loves studying languages, especially Spanish. People are always telling him how tall he is, which he’s heard before, and how good he looks in hats, which he likes to hear. He plans to write novels, act in plays, and travel the world when he’s an adult.

2016 Spring Class Registration is OPEN!

Monday, March 7th, 2016

Brave Writer Spring 2016 Online Writing Classes

Spring Registration is OPEN!

Last time, you CRASHED my server during winter class sign ups!
This time we’ve beefed up the servers so all should be well.

If you need help selecting a class, contact me in the via chat
(home page of the website) or email. Happy to help!

Our Online Writing Classes are unique!

We teach you, we teach your kids, we teach your family.

We have a BRAND NEW class for 5-8 year olds!

Brave Writer Online Class: Story Switcheroo

Story Switcheroo is designed for your 5-8 year olds (you’ve been asking for a class for little kids; now we’ve got one!). Enter the world of fairytales and then mess with them! Sure to delight your young writers.

Check out the full class schedule.

Also, I shared about our online class program on Facebook LIVE. You can watch the replay for information about how our classes work!

Classes fill up quickly!

Register NOW!

Just So Stories Experience

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

Just So Stories Success!

Brave Writer mom Audria writes:


My family loved the online Just So Stories class. I can hardly put into words how positive this experience has been for us. I just wanted to share about it on my blog and just let y’all know how delighted I am to have found Brave Writer.

Thank you very much,


Here’s an excerpt from Audria’s awesome post:

We spent the month of January in the Just So Stories online family class. The goal of the course was for each child to write a little tale based on Rudyard Kipling’s Just So Stories. Ms. April gave us assignments and guided the kids in crafting their very own Kiplingesque short story. Our instructor proved not only to be a writing instructor to my kids but also a coach for me. Observing her interactions with my crew I learned how to walk my own children through the writing process…read more.

Brave Writer Just So Stories Online Writing Class

Registration is OPEN for winter classes!

Monday, December 7th, 2015

Brave Writer winter online writing classes

Sign up now for Brave Writer’s winter online writing classes!

We offer nearly 30 online classes with multiple sessions for many of them. Below are a few of our popular ones, but be sure to check out the schedule to see what else we offer (like Writing a Greek Myth, Write for Fun, the Expository Essay, Poetry Workshop and others!).

Popular and New Classes

Brave Writer Online Writing Class Kidswrite Basic


If you’re new to Brave Writer, start with Kidswrite Basic! Parents are enrolled with their kids so that you are guided to a fresh, satisfying partnership in writing with your kids!


Brave Writer Online Writing Class Kidswrite Intermediate
For high school students (9th-11th grades), start with Kidswrite Intermediate! This class is designed for your student to work independently with the instructor to grow their rhetorical imaginations and powers of argument.


Brave Writer Online Writing Class Groovy Grammar


Our unique Groovy Grammar Workshop is ONE price for the whole family! Flip your understanding of grammar on its head with these kinesthetic activities and robust play with language!


Brave Writer Online Writing Class Journaling Jumpstart


We’re offering a brand new class called Journaling Jumpstart for your kids who’d love to explore all the amazing ways to curate a journal (visual, written, and more!).


Brave Writer Online Writing Class MLA ResearchFor your advanced high school students, the MLA Research Essay class has limited space. Susanne Barrett, instructor, does an incredible job of walking your juniors and seniors in high school through the rigorous academic process to produce a college-prep research based lengthy essay. Only 10 students allowed in this class.


Woo-hoo! The 2015/16 winter class schedule is here!

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

Brave Writer online class schedule for winter 2015-16

Winter Writing Class Schedule
is now posted!

What makes Brave Writer’s online classes special?

  • Your kids will be writing in the company of other young writers!
  • Feedback is not only about “accuracy,” but writing voice–finding and fostering the child’s natural self-expression while expanding it and enhancing it!
  • Our classes are a deep-dive for 3-6 weeks, and then you all get to take a good long break before writing again.
  • Instruction is directed to parents, not just kids! We want to help you be the effective writing coach and ally your kids need, and the sort you want to become!
  • You can sign in any time of day from anywhere in the world and not miss a lick of class! All instruction is asynchronous while taught by a real instructor.
  • Our teaching staff are published writers and home educators–they know the dynamics of teaching their own kids to write, which is one reason they are so helpful!

So mark your calendars! You’ll want to sign up early to secure your space. Our classes for fall have been filling up in advance!

Registration OPENS on MONDAY December 7, at Noon EST