Winter/Spring Class Registration is OPEN

Brave Writer Online Classes

Registration is OPEN

for our Winter/Spring 2022 online writing classes!

You’ve waited patiently; the wait is over!

Sign up now for Brave Writer Winter/Spring Online Writing Classes. Use this link.

Our classes fill quickly, particularly those at the start of the semester.

If you know what you want, be sure to sign up early to ensure you secure your seat.

Finally, take a moment to read about how to register to be sure you understand the process.

2022 Winter/Spring Class Schedule

We’ve got something for everyone. Please click through to the website for full descriptions, prices, and age ranges.

Since each class provides a deep dive into the material, we recommend NOT overlapping classes.

We also encourage taking healthy writing breaks between classes. 


Friday Freewrite: Jar of Pickles

Friday Freewrite

You’re at the grocery store when you see another shopper drop a jar of pickles then walk away leaving broken glass and pickle juice all over the floor. What happens next?

New to freewriting? Check out our online guide.

Mechanics & Literature: December 2021

Brave Writer

Whether searching for home, new community connections, or a piece of the American Dream, the characters in this month’s Dart, Arrow, and Boomerang are all on a quest to find their place.

Read about it while exploring writing, mechanics, and literary devices in meaningful ways with your family.

[This post contains Amazon affiliate links. When you click on those links to make purchases, Brave Writer receives compensation at no extra cost to you. Thank you!]

Brave Writer Dart
Dart (ages 8-10)

Heartwood Hotel: A True Home by Kallie George

When Mona the Mouse stumbles across the wondrous world of the Heartwood Hotel in the middle of a storm, she desperately hopes they’ll let her stay. As it turns out, Mona is precisely the maid they need at the grandest hotel in Fernwood Forest, where animals come from far and wide for safety, luxury, and comfort. But the Heartwood Hotel is not all acorn souffle and soft moss-lined beds. Danger lurks, and as it approaches, Mona finds that this hotel is more than a warm place to spend the night. It might also be a home.

This delightfully enticing start of a new chapter book series tells a tale of friendship, courage, and community, with exquisite black-and-white illustrations throughout. -Amazon

Purchase the book.

Get the Dart.

Brave Writer Arrow
Arrow (ages 11-12)

The Lion of Mars by Jennifer L. Holm

Bell has spent his whole life — all eleven years of it — on Mars. But he’s still just a regular kid — he loves cats, any kind of cake, and is curious about the secrets the adults in the US colony are keeping. Like, why don’t they have contact with anyone on the other Mars colonies? Why are they so isolated? When a virus breaks out and the grown-ups all fall ill, Bell and the other children are the only ones who can help. It’s up to Bell—a regular kid in a very different world—to uncover the truth and save his family . . . and possibly unite an entire planet. Mars may be a world far, far away, but in the hands of Jennifer L. Holm, beloved and bestselling author of The Fourteenth Goldfish, it can’t help but feel like home.

Purchase the book.

Get the Arrow.

Brave Writer Boomerang
Boomerang (ages 13-14)

Great American Short Stories (Dover Thrift Editions) edited by Paul Negri

Featuring 19 of the finest works from the most distinguished writers in the American short-story tradition, this new compilation begins with Nathaniel Hawthorne’s 1835 tale “Young Goodman Brown” and ranges across an entire century, concluding with Ernest Hemingway’s 1927 classic, “The Killers.” Other selections include Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart,” Melville’s “Bartleby,” Harte’s “The Luck of Roaring Camp,” “To Build a Fire,” by Jack London, “The Real Thing” by Henry James, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “Bernice Bobs Her Hair,” plus stories by Mark Twain, Sarah Orne Jewett, Charles Chesnutt, Kate Chopin, Stephen Crane, Willa Cather, Ambrose Bierce, Theodore Dreiser, and others.

Purchase the book.

Get the Boomerang.

Brave Writer

2021 Holiday Shoppe is OPEN

Brave Writer

The Brave Writer Holiday Shoppe is OPEN!

TODAY, November 30, 2021 is the opening of our annual Holiday Shoppe!

Each year, we host a variety of gifts you can purchase for yourself or friends that aren’t available the rest of the year.

You’ll find:

  • mugs,
  • tote bags,
  • journals,
  • and our Gracious Space books as a collection on Kindle!
Brave Writer Holiday Gifts

New item: Julie Bogart Autograph Bookplates

If you want to give the gift of THE BRAVE LEARNER or you want to pre-order a copy of RAISING CRITICAL THINKERS (my new book), and you’d like it autographed by me, you can do that too!

For a small fee, you can purchase a signed bookplate by the author (that would be me)! Pop the bookplate into a mug or tuck it into a card along with the book or book receipt and you will have a perfect gift for your friend. Then the two of you can read and discuss the book(s) together.

I will turn around the signatures and mail the bookplates back to you as soon as you order them!

Julie Bogart Bookplates

Open between Nov 30 and Dec 31

The Holiday Shoppe stays open all of December! 

Brave Writer Holiday Shoppe

Cyber Monday Sale 2021!

Brave Writer

Cyber Monday is here!

30% discount on ALL Brave Writer products purchased in our store (not classes) for 24 hours. 

Sale starts on Monday November 29 at MIDNIGHT (Eastern) and ends MIDNIGHT (Eastern) on Tuesday November 30.

Use code:


This is the biggest sale we’ve had in three years. Stock up now!

Holiday Shoppe

Tuesday, November 30 will be the opening of our annual Holiday Shoppe! This shoppe includes Brave Writer and Brave Learner Home swag (and a few items for my new book Raising Critical Thinkers!). 

Perfect gift ideas for your friends who are fans (or maybe even for you!). It will be open through midnight EST Dec. 31, 2021.

Note: many of the items are hosted on another platform and Brave Writer does not have control over shipping the items to you. Check for their discount codes and shipping.

Excited for you to have what you want!

Brave Writer