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About susannebarrett

I am a voracious reader, a dedicated writer, an occasional poet, a passionate educator, a contemplative Christian, a puttering gardener, an uncertain photographer, a fan of all things bright and British, a newbie genealogist, and, best of all, wife to an artistic genius and a homeschooling mother of four incredible young people. I write poetry, fiction, fan fiction, nonfiction, plus multiple blog and journal entries.

My New Blogging Home

I have switched from WordPress to Blogger, so please go to in order to read up on my Online Grading, Tutoring, and Editing business as well as links to my Meditative Meanderings blog and other blogs. You may also … Continue reading

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Spring Schedule at Brave Writer

The spring schedule is now up at Brave Writer, and I’m going to be a very busy woman. This winter I’ve taught two family workshops, The Groovy Grammar Workshop and the ongoing Playing with Poetry Workshop which is at the … Continue reading

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Fall 2011 Classes at Brave Writer

I’m teaching two classes this fall at Brave Writer: The MLA Research Essay and Literary Analysis: Anne of Green Gables. The MLA Research Essay class starts on Monday, August 29 and runs for six weeks through October 7. Students in … Continue reading

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Summer Vacation!

Yes, it’s summer…at long last. The temperatures approach 100 degrees, but the cool nights in the mid-fifties balance the heat of the day, keeping the house refreshingly cool. All essays are graded and returned to students. All Brave Writer classes … Continue reading

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Book of Common Prayer 2011

At last!!! The Book of Common Prayer 2011 is now available! You may read more about this new edition (and place orders for copies) at Book of Common Prayer 2011.  This new edition uses the English Standard Version Scriptures and hearkens back to the … Continue reading

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Spring Classes at Brave Writer

This spring I am teaching two online classes at Brave Writer, both related to the study of Shakespeare and his works. The first one, which started April 11 and finishes May 6, is a high school analysis course of Shakespeare’s … Continue reading

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Whew! Back again!

The last couple of months have passed me in a blur of motion and thought. I have taught two Brave Writer family workshops in grammar and poetry,  and I have continued to plod through the expository writing process with my college … Continue reading

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It’s been a true labor of love. And it’s finished. Last spring Father Keith Acker of Alpine Anglican Church of the Blessed Trinity, a small fellowship of the Reformed Episcopal Church in the hamlet of Alpine, thirty miles east of … Continue reading

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On Writing….

Yesterday I responded to a mom in the Groovy Grammar Workshop at Brave Writer about how we break out of “controlled prose.” She asked for a definition of the term, so I wrote a little about encouraging our kids to … Continue reading

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Groovy Grammar at Brave Writer Starts January 4!

On January 4 I will begin teaching The Groovy Grammar Workshop on Brave Writer. Designed for families who are stymied by or just plain “hate” grammar, but also loads of fun for grammar-lovers, Groovy Grammar relies on word games to … Continue reading

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