Brave Writer turns 10 today!

This week ten years ago, I started my little company (then called The Writing Compass) with an online class. We didn’t have a website, didn’t have a logo, and honestly, I didn’t like the name! But I had students and the class instantly filled. We took eight weeks to work through exercises and writing angst.

Today, we have multiple instructors, more than a dozen types of classes, language arts programs, writing manuals and more. We’ve helped thousands of homeschool families become brave, natural writers. In fact just this morning, I got a lovely email from one of my early clients:


Just a quick note to tell you thanks.  A long time ago I took a writing
class you offered for Moms.  What a great experience!  I recently ran
across the writings I did and your comments on those writings.  That
prompted me to write you a note of thanks.  It was great to read what I
wrote years later – and very insightful.

It was a big step for me to take your class and have someone else (you)
read what I wrote.  Thanks for offering that class and thanks for all you
do day by day.

My son took a class of yours at about the same time and he benefited as
well.  Halfway through your class he actually thanked me for “making” him
take your class.  (Confession – your class was one of the very few things
I “made” him do that school year.)

Happy New Year,

The truth is: when I started down this path of providing support to homeschooling families interested in writing, I always hoped what I knew to be true for my writing and for my family would turn out to also be true for others. It’s a joy to discover that Brave Writer has been a part of so much writing success.

We have some new products to roll out this month. Look forward to those. I’ve also got some other ideas up my sleeve to help celebrate this big milestone in Brave Writer’s life. Thanks to all of you for your encouragement, validation and participation in our programs.

8 Responses to “Brave Writer turns 10 today!”

  1. Laura says:

    I am SO grateful that you started and that you have continued. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your help and inspiration to our family!

  2. Becky says:

    I remember those days. Wow. Congratulations, Julie!

  3. Julia S. says:

    Happy Anniversary Julie and everyone at Bravewriter!

    You have really been a favorite part of our family’s homeschooling journey.

  4. Lori D. says:

    Yes Congratulations Julie, and thank you. I honestly have to say I don’t know if I would still be homeschooling if I hadn’t found Bravewriter (and I’m pretty pro homeschooling). My son struggled so much with writing but your philosophy has kept both our attitudes about it very positive and calm. And just yesterday when I asked him to write a “suspenseful” sentence what he came up with was so…..well I was so pleased because it rang out with his writer’s voice! So thank you and may the next 10 be better than ever! Thank you again!

  5. Marcy says:

    Congratulations and sincere thanks – you have been a valuable source of reassurance and as Lori D. mentioned, given a sense of calm. With ease you capture the reality and challenges I face and bring encouragement and knowledge, make me laugh when I want to cry. You’re very much present – not far removed – approchable. Tuesday Teas and Friday Freewrites will certainly follow my children all the days of their lives!

    Looking forward to see what new products are coming and what you have up your sleeve.

    May continued success and satisfaction be yours!

  6. Kim Linnell says:

    Congratulations Julie!!!

  7. Julie Bogart says:

    Thanks everyone! I’ve enjoyed every minute. Great to get to know your families and to share in your journeys. I appreciate all your affection and support.

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