First Freewrite: new to Brave Writer

Hello Julie,

I stumbled upon Brave Writer only a few weeks ago, loved what I read on your site, got BRAVE and veered off my writing plans for this year to follow a brave writer lifestyle. I have not looked back, nor regretted this decision. Brave Writer has brought fresh air into this house! I’m still reading through your book and we are slowly incorporating its ideas into our days.

I’ve included my 9 yo first freewrite and a picture of my 7 yo about our trip to a raptor conservatory. We didn’t polish this piece, as it was the first one ever, but I thought it turned out really well (9 yo went well past the timer :-). Good sign for a “first time”).


Hi. I’m Robert Raptor I’m a Bald eagle. I’m going to tell you a story well it happend this way, one day I was out hunting my wife was having babys, anyway I was perched on a tree when I saw my Friend Golden eagle.
I caught up with him and I said: “Why dont we hunt together”. So we flew together for a while,
when I saw a flock of Piagons, yumy yum. So we dived thourgh the air I could feel the good wind
through my feathers, on the first try Goldeneagle caught one and flew of to his nest but I didn’t get
one so I climbed higher and dove again this time I got one and flew
off to my nest when I got here, I had a surprise! Four newborn chicks!

bald eagle

2 Responses to “First Freewrite: new to Brave Writer”

  1. Alicia says:

    Varena, thank you so much for posting these! I really love the details…as I read it I could feel the wind on my chest-feathers! What a great start! I have a six year old who is making beautiful progress in her reading and writing with the Brave Writer lifestyle. We love it! Keep up the great work.

  2. Verena says:

    Hi Alicia,

    thanks for your kind words! I really appreciate it. Bravewriter is so very refreshing to work with- I’m so glad I’ve found it.