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Wild in the Streets Giveaway

We are excited to share with you Marilyn Singer’s newest collection of poetry!

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Wild in the Streets is a gorgeous set of poems featuring animals who live among us in our cities. Each poem is accompanied by detailed information about how that animal survives and even thrives in the company of humans.

You can enter for a chance to win a copy of her book by hopping over to this Brave Writer Instagram page and posting in the comments.

We will select a single winner at noon Eastern on Saturday, October 12, 2019.


2018 Poetry Teatime Photo Contest & Book Drive!

2018 Poetry Teatime Photo Contest and Book Drive

We are excited to announce the 2018 Poetry Teatime Photo Contest! Plus we’re also hosting a special Book Drive (see details below).

UPDATE: Look who won the Poetry Teatime Photo Contest!

Poetry Teatime Photo Contest

This month, we invite all Poetry Teatime enthusiasts to take pictures of your family’s teatime and enter our contest for the chance to win exciting tea and poetry-themed prizes! We are also introducing our first-ever book drive to help children in need celebrate Poetry Teatime.

How to Enter

The process is simple:

  • enjoy a Poetry Teatime with your family,
  • photograph it,
  • and write a brief summary of what you did.

Submit all entries by September 30, 2018! The Grand Prize winner will be announced October 2, 2018.


Everyone who enters receives our Poetry Books: Ideas for Every Age pdf! Includes book recommendations for every age group: 3-7, 8-13, and 14-up!

Poetry Book Ideas for Every Age


One winner will receive

If the winner lives outside of the U.S. then she or he will receive a $50 Amazon gift certificate instead.

Poetry Teatime Book Drive

We are thrilled to announce a chance to share the joy of Poetry Teatime with children in need through the Poetry Teatime Book Drive. We invite you to support the St. Aloysius program by donating a poetry book. You can find out all about the drive and how to donate here.

Please note that donating to the book drive will not in any way affect your entry to the Poetry Teatime Photo Contest.

Poetry Teatime

2018 Brave Writer Summer Camp RECAP

2018 Brave Writer Summer Camo

We had the best time with all of you during Brave Writer Summer Camp!

Your photos brought so much joy to our team. We kept sharing them in our staff chat channel, ooing and ahhing over your darling kids, your creative solutions to watching the webinars while herding your children into happy activities, and the wonderful notes you took and shared with your friends!

We also LOVED all the comments you made during our sessions. Did you know that when we put your comments into a Word doc, they took up 88 pages!? You all had a LOT to say and we look forward to taking your ideas and making Brave Writer even better because of them!

In the meantime, it’s time to announce the WINNERS of our giveaway and contest.


The winner of a new iPad is… (drum roll):

Tina Robertson!

We’re so happy for you Tina! Your iPad is a 32GB + WiFi in Rose Gold with your name and Brave Writer engraved on the back. Congratulations!

Instagram Photo Contest Winner

The photos shared on Instagram using the #bravewritercamp hashtag were incredible! We loved seeing how enthusiastically your families deep dove into our summer camp festivities. We have a winner and several honorable mentions.

Congratulations to our photo contest grand prize winner, @Naturally_oddmama, who participated in camp with her delightful new baby. Copies of all three signed A Gracious Space books and The Poetry Teatime Companion are on their way!

2018 Brave Writer Summer Camp Photo Winner

Watching the webinars with a baby was no easy feat! @Naturally_oddmama wrote: “[She] loves to make sounds when she hears people speak, but I guess she was just putting her original thought to work!” Ha! So great.

Choosing one winner was much too hard for our team! And so, Honorable Mentions (and some sweet Brave Writer swag) go to:


Also swag bags filled with Brave Writer goodies were sent to over 50 webinar attendees!

Our delighted thanks to all who participated! You make it ALL worthwhile.

The Writer’s Jungle Giveaway

The Writer's Jungle Giveaway

It’s my birthday! In Morocco, you give gifts to your friends on your birthday (other way around to how we do it). In that spirit, I’m giving away 2 print copies of The Writer’s Jungle!

The Writer’s Jungle is the core product in Brave Writer that has transformed thousands of families and their writing programs. I wrote it from my heart: me to you, homeschool parent.

No purchase is necessary to enter the giveaway. 2 winners will be chosen by weighted draw. Entrants may increase their number of entries by sharing the contest via social media and email!

The Writer's Jungle Giveaway

Note: Any winner outside of the continental U.S will receive a digital copy. If winners do not respond after 24 hours after notification, a redraw will occur.

The deadline to enter is Wednesday, Nov. 8 at midnight Eastern.

[UPDATE] Congrats to our winners: Jeni Gongwer and Tisha Frost!

NaNoWriMo 2017 is Here!

NaNoWriMo 2017 is here with Brave Writer!

Ready, Set, Get Writing!

Brave Writers, assemble! The big day is finally here — NaNoWriMo, which stands for National Novel Writing Month, has officially kicked off! Writers from all over the world are hunkering down to write their very own novel during the 30 days of November.

Hop on over to the Young Writers Program website and join the Brave Writer classroom, where we’ll share writing tips and inspiration throughout the month… and even give away some fun NaNoWriMo swag (see below)!

To join the Brave Writer classroom:

  1. Visit the Young Writers Program and sign up for an account.
  2. You will be prompted to join a classroom by entering a code. Our classroom code is: CKXQFLWR
  3. Our classroom name is NaNoWriMo for Brave Writers!

Parents, write your own novel!

Have you considered joining in on the NaNoWriMo fun? It’s not too late! Click here to visit the adult NaNoWriMo website, where the challenge is to write a 50,000-word novel by the end of November (young writers have flexible, age-appropriate word goals).

Imagine how rewarding it would be to do the challenge right alongside your kiddo(s), cheering each other on and having an in-person support system! You might be pleasantly surprised to see what you’re both capable of accomplishing, and did we mention the program is free? It’s a win, win all around!

Using NaNoWriMo in your homeschool

  • Create space for NaNoWriMo in your homeschool routine
  • This is a big, hairy, audacious goal your child has decided to undertake—so treat it with plenty of enthusiasm and gravitas!
  • Let other writing projects take a backseat this month and create plenty of space for important novel writing.

Have Big Juicy Conversations

Pepper NaNoWriMo throughout everyday conversations with your budding novelist—around the dinner table, in the car, while running errands, before bedtime, etc. Hearing about the process from their perspective is such a fun and eye-opening experience.

Help set the ambiance for your mini novelist

Little gestures go a long way—could you set up an official “novel-writing station” together? Buy a special new notebook or string some twinkle lights above a desk or kitchen table to make it more magical when it’s time to sit down and write. You don’t have to make a huge effort or spend a lot of money, just use your creative imagination!

Throw a post-NaNoWriMo party

December 1 is a day of celebration! Do something special to commemorate all the time your child dedicated to NaNoWriMo. Even if he/she didn’t “win” their word count goal, make sure you celebrate every word that WAS written, because, after all, they started November with a blank slate!

NaNoWriMo Giveaway!

UPDATE: The winners are (drum roll) Lexi, Haritha, and Kara! Congratulations!!

As if writing a novel in 30 days isn’t exciting enough, we are giving away some awesome NaNoWriMo swag to give you more incentive to write! Exciting, right?!

NaNoWriMo 2017 is here prizes

The Prizes:

  • “I <3 Novels” stickers
  • NaNoWriMo Young Writers Program buttons
  • A Writer’s Emergency Pack of Ideas
  • “Noveling is my superpower” bracelets
  • NaNoWriMo’s “Hold On, I’m Writing a Novel” pencils

To Enter:

We’re giving away THREE prize packs! You have unlimited entries and we’d love it if you’d share the contest with your friends!

DEADLINE to enter is November 3, 2017 midnight ET. [This contest is now closed. Thanks to all who participated!}

NaNoWriMo for Brave Writers
Classroom Code: CKXQFLWR