Our Mission: Equip Young Students to Become Skilled Writers
Are you a teacher or teaching parent looking for resources that will help you spark enthusiasm in a reluctant writer, challenge a budding writer, or nurture a young aspiring author?
Then you’ve come to the right place.
Hi, I’m Nicole Bianchi, an award-winning writer and writing teacher.
Inkwell Scholars began as a writing tutoring business that I started when I was a recent homeschool grad and college student. For over a decade, I taught classes and tutored middle school and high school students from homeschool groups, public schools, and several of the top private schools in New York.
From this experience, I learned strategies and techniques for how to best teach writing to young students, how to adapt teaching methods to different personalities and skill sets, and how to turn writing instruction into a school subject that children will love. Inkwell Scholars is now online and provides these writing resources to young writers and their teachers all around the globe.
Get the Free Guide: 31 Best Writing Prompts
Join the mailing list, and as a special welcome gift, I’ll send you a free copy of my guide 31 Best Writing Prompts. These are prompts tested in the classroom that will get young students excited about writing.
“Thanks to Nicole’s instruction, two of my reluctant writers have come to enjoy writing,
feeling more confident and eager to work on their assignments.” — Silveria Shultz
Nicole Bianchi’s Story
Here’s a little more about me…
Ever since I was little, I wanted to be a writer. As a kid, I either had my nose in a book or was filling notebooks with my own stories.
At 17, I entered an essay in the VFW Voice of Democracy competition. The essay won first place in New York state and placed 7th nationally. I also competed in a high school speech and debate league and was the Original Oratory champion two years in a row, the Persuasive Speech champion, and the Lincoln Douglas Debate & Speaker champion at the regional championship.
Learning to write well in middle school and high school equipped me for academic success in college and in my professional career.
In college, I studied Politics, Philosophy, and Economics (PP&E) and graduated Magna Cum Laude. I now work with clients at a digital marketing agency; blog at nicolebianchi.com to an audience of over 6,500 email subscribers; and will soon be publishing my debut novel. As a Christian, I seek to follow in the tradition of artists like Johann Sebastian Bach, dedicating all my work Soli Deo gloria.
And I’m passionate about inspiring young students with a lifelong love of writing too.
American writer Nathaniel Hawthorne once wrote, “Words—so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.”
Good writing that refutes falsehood and speaks truth can transform our world.
When students learn how to write well, they also learn how to think logically so that they can defend or persuade others to accept their beliefs. They learn how to tell captivating stories that will inspire others and can change our world.
Here’s Why I Chose the Name Inkwell Scholars
At thirteen, I created a literary newsletter called The Inkwell filled with book reviews and short stories and gave copies away to friends and family.
The first part of the name is in honor of that newsletter. With all of the resources I create on this website, I want young writers to be as excited about writing as I was when I created that newsletter and was first sharing my writing with others.
What about the second part? Why scholars? I believe that it is important to learn something new everyday and always try to expand our knowledge. A scholar is someone who enjoys studying and learning about the world and seeks to become a master in his or her field.
Thus, an Inkwell Scholar enjoys learning new things, honing his or her talents, encouraging fellow scholars, teaching others, and sharing with the world what she or he has created.
Join Inkwell Scholars Today!
Sign up to the mailing list, and as a special welcome gift, I’ll send you a free copy of my guide 31 Best Writing Prompts. These are prompts tested in the classroom that will get young students excited about writing.