For kids, playing is an intuitive way to absorb information. The wheels are turning, turning, turning as they tear your house apart while creating the scene of a shipwreck or battle! 

This period in their cognitive development is rich in imaginative thinking and enthusiasm. 

At Brave Writer® we focus on “growing a mind”—how to facilitate depth in learning through

  • reading
  • experiencing
  • encountering

Your child’s life is the best source for writing. We show them how to dig deep for words in their family, pets, friends, sports, travel, and artistic interests. Our playful activities correspond to your learning goals.

Need help kickstarting this adventure in writing? Sign up today!

Class Overview

Made With You in Mind

Write for Fun: Dream Big gives kids new experiences with freewriting, word play, and narrative writing. The activities in this class are creative writing exploration techniques that help students expand their use of language and writing tactics. 

Students get a chance to play with language through activity, not just sitting at a table!

This class features 

  • Manageable workload, plus a little structure
  • Only 3-week commitment
  • Practice having gentle deadlines 
  • Friendly support from our writing coach! 

Why write “for fun”?

It’s time to dispel one of the greatest myths in education: that learning needs to feel bad to work. 

We don’t adhere to the old adage of “no pain, no gain.” 

You’d be surprised how much kids learn when they PLAY! 

Quality writing requires that loose, joyful element: 

  • Structure and play. 
  • Practice and experimentation.
  • Mechanics and expression.

In Write for Fun we balance writing practice with writing adventures that kids love. To help students discover the joy and power of their writing voices, the feedback from the instructor focuses on encouraging the content and impact on the reader rather than mechanical accuracy (spelling, punctuation, grammar). 

Week by Week

Week One

Students build observation skills by using a variety of senses to explore an object. The writing activity has students connect that household object to a vivid memory. 

Week Two

This week, students look at nursery rhymes to uncover patterns and find commonalities in them. With this knowledge in hand, students take a modern twist on a traditional rhyme.

Week Three

It’s time to adopt another view! Students practice inhabiting a character (animal, object, historical person, story character, etc.) and writing from their perspective. 

Registration Details

Join Us!

Tuition:
$149.00 per student
Recommended Ages:

9 - 14

Class Size:
25 students
Class Length:
3 weeks
Class Type:
  • Middle School
  • Upper Elementary

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

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Word on the Street

I've been receiving emails from Brave Writer for years, but this is the first time we decided to try out a writing class. So glad we did and hope to do more in the future!

Trish (Parent)

I liked how you asked questions about my stories to help me build on them. You made me think deeper about the story I was writing.

Alyssa, 13

This class made me think I can write freely and be confident in writing.

Kathleen, 14

[This class] made me more interested in writing because I felt more into it, by how you asked me questions and pointed out things I did well on.

Brayden, 11

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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