YMB 14 Add Freewriting Fun: A Conversation with Julie Bogart

Julie Bogart is a veteran homeschool mom, professional writer, and the creator of the writing and language arts program Brave Writer.

She joins us on this episode of the podcast to discuss freewriting, a method for getting the thoughts that are running through one’s head down onto paper.  As part of her desire to equip families for the writing process, Julie explores the idea of implementing this practice in the context of Morning Time.

Add Freewriting Fun: A Conversation with Julie Bogart: Your Morning BasketJulie describes a writing environment where children’s ideas are respected, the parent-child relationship is valued, and there is only one rule: keep your pencil moving until the timer beeps.

Her step-by-step instructions in how to begin a freewriting habit, including ideas for accommodating non-writers and reluctant writers, are both helpful and reassuring. So grab a pencil and some paper and get ready to enjoy a great interview!

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The Basket Bonus for today’s show is a Freewriting Quickstart from Julie Bogart with eight suggested topics and a link to a special resource all about freewriting from Bravewriter. Enter your email to get access to the Basket Bonus library with this and other great Your Morning Basket printables.

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  • Wanda says:

    Wow!!! Loved, loved, loved, this podcast. I’ve listened to it twice already and will listen to it again. It was as if she was talking about me and my kids, then turned around and showed me how to fix my mistakes. Every home schooler should hear this. Thank you Pam for making this podcast happen.

    • Jessica G says:

      I agree! It was new information for me and changed my way of thinking about the topic.

  • Becky says:

    I really enjoyed this episode. We use a program that doesn’t include any free writing. After listening to this, I think we may try a little free-writing during our morning times. I can see some important benefits of practicing this skill that will overflow into their other writing as well.

  • Pam Barnhill says:

    So glad all of you like it! Julie is a joy to talk to.

  • Elizabeth says:

    Great podcast!

  • Callie says:

    This was chokfull of info!! Really great podcast episode with so much beneficial and practical advice.

  • Cass says:

    Absolutely wonderful, powerful, insightful. I was in tears at points. So excited to implement Brave Writer in our homeschool this year.

  • Jill says:

    Wow! I loved this podcast. This is great information for homeschoolers. Especially for those of us who have no idea how to get started with the writing portion of homeschooling and how to make that part of it great. Thank you so much Pam, for having Julie on your show!

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