Want to join the movement to kinder, more meaningful writing instruction that works?

In Brave Writer® 101: Guided Writing Process, we show you how.

Welcome to our groundbreaking 6-week coaching program. 

While your kids write about topics that interest them, you'll work one-on-one with our writing coach (yes, parents are active participants in this class!) to guide your kids to write with confidence.

Countless parents have discovered that writing doesn't have to be a battleground. Instead, you'll learn to appreciate and grow the unique, creative, quirky mind-life of your children. 

Let's get in there and see what they have to say, and then help them to say it—in writing! 

Class Overview

Made With You in Mind

Brave Writer® 101: Guided Writing Process comes to the rescue when

  • Your child hates writing
  • You are at a loss for how to help them
  • Your child shows promise but you are stuck
  • Both of you avoid writing like the plague
  • You don’t have a method for writing instruction

We have experience with it all. We can show you how to be your children’s trusted partner and ally in the writing process—regardless of skill level, motivation level, or your personal aptitude for writing.

Here’s what you get from the Brave Writer® experience:

  • Accountability. Supportive instructors who show up every day and guide you through the process.
  • Companionship. Meet other parents working through many of the same struggles.
  • Practical steps for change. We teach you our manageable steps and tools!
  • Start to finish. Begin at zero and wind up with a truly enjoyable piece of writing. (Yes, finally!)
  • Reproducible results. Our approach is meant to be used again and again. You’re set up for life!
  • Individual support. Got a unique situation? Our coaches are here to chat. ;-)

Note: If you have already worked through Growing Brave Writers independently, you will not find new material in this class. You will find help, answers to questions, specific insight into your child's process, personal input from a talented instructor, and the gentle accountability of due dates.

If you own Growing Brave Writers and have not successfully managed to execute it, then Brave Writer® 101: Guided Writing Process will provide you with the structure, support, and modeling you seek.


Wait, this is a parent class?

Traditional approaches to writing would have you hand your children a book and assignments and—poof!—they’re independently writing. The truth is, no one writes in an isolation booth.

Every writer needs a partner at every level—even professional writers!

Brave Writer® cares about making YOU an effective writing coach for your kids. You will enroll with one or more kids to gain these coaching skills under the supervision of our trained instructors.

Week by Week

Week One

Communication

Share the needs and challenges that you and your child have over writing and get individualized help from your coach. Next, you and your kids play a game to learn about how writers communicate. 

Week Two

Observation

Wish your kids would generate deeper insights? More vivid descriptions? Feel like they have no fuel for writing? We practice finding things to say and putting them into words on the page.

Week Three

Freewriting

We introduce a magical process that liberates so many kids. Freewriting puts your kids in the driver’s seat. This week shocks so many parents: wow, my kid is WRITING! 

Week Four

Readiness for Revision

The writing process gets tense for parents when feedback is warranted. Watch our writing coach approach your child’s writing with constructive advice and gentle encouragement.

Week Five

Revision

Learn how to revise by doing it—with our help. We cover different ways you and your child can improve a piece of writing of their choice. Without any tears!

Week Six

Editing

The final polish. We started with raw communication (the essence of writing) and we’ll finish by making that priceless jewel shine! 

Registration Details

Join Us!

Tuition:
$249.00 for the first child; $149.00 for each add’l child
Recommended Ages:

9 - 14

Class Size:
25 families
Class Length:
6 weeks
Class Type:
  • Middle School
  • Upper Elementary

Select from the available class dates below to register for that session:

Erin Bartels Buller   Session Full
Caitlin Rose Myers   Session Full
Kimberly Misra   Session Full
Laura Stiller   Register
Joy Houck Bauer   Register
Kate Foran   Register
Kimberly Misra   Register
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Word on the Street

[This class] got us writing again and enjoying it…. I'm truly grateful for all of you for helping us get writing back into our homeschool in a positive way.

Christine

The course is incredible. Invest six solid weeks and you will see results.

Zetty

This class gave me confidence, which was exactly what I needed, for teaching writing. It also gave me specific instructions, tools, and even words to use with my kids. THANK YOU!

Kathleen

Six weeks ago, [he] literally fought me every time I asked him to write about anything. This class opened both our eyes and we realized that the writing process can actually be fun.

Lauren

More Information

Sample class login

Want to see how our classroom works? Test drive a sample class complete with real class readings, assignments, and instructor comments!

Follow these instructions:

  1. Navigate to class.bravewriter.com. If you are a current student, you’ll need to log out in the upper right corner before proceeding.
  2. Log in using these credentials:
    Username: [email protected]
    Password: Brave1
  3. Next, you will land on our Family Dashboard. You'll find a Parent icon and a Student icon to represent classes where the parent or the student is the primary participant. Click on Parent to view parent participation classes. To find classes with direct student-instructor interaction, click on Student.
  4. Click on the class name of interest and start reading posts!
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