Greetings! I’m excited to announce the official relaunch of Inkwell Scholars.
Back when I was a college student and recent homeschool grad, I started Inkwell Scholars as a writing tutoring business. For over a decade, I taught classes and tutored elementary school, middle school, and high school students from homeschool groups, public schools, and several of the top private schools in New York.
I also shared educational resources on the Inkwell Scholars website and YouTube channel.
But I decided to take a short hiatus in 2015 when I switched my focus to building a website for professional writers. You can visit that website here: https://nicolebianchi.com.
Well, that hiatus ended up being much longer than I expected. It’s now 2023, I work with clients at a digital marketing agency that I started with two of my brothers, and the email list for nicolebianchi.com has grown to over 6,000 subscribers.
But I have finally returned to Inkwell Scholars, and I’m excited to dedicate my time to turning it into a comprehensive resource for young writers.
Over the past few months, I’ve worked on redesigning the website and creating brand new writing guides.
Don’t miss the free video resources on this page where I share all of the educational videos I made when teaching my own students.
Here’s what I have planned for the future of Inkwell Scholars and the newsletter:
Nonfiction Writing Resources for Kids
From my teaching experience, I learned strategies and techniques for how to 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.
I’m looking forward to sharing these resources with you here in the email newsletter and also on the website.
Recently, I put together a complete guide on how to teach memoir writing to young students. In this guide, I share the exact worksheets, grading rubric, and more that I used in the classroom and 1-on-1 with my tutoring students. You can check it out here.
Fiction Writing Resources for Kids
I’ve loved to write fiction ever since I was a little kid, but back then there weren’t many resources to guide me in how to plot a powerful story, write believable characters, etc. When I grew up, I discovered many wonderful resources written for adults. They were a huge help as I wrote short stories (you can read several of my short stories here) and also completed my first novel. I’d love to take what I’ve learned and make storytelling resources for kids who want to write their own books too.
So, if you’re teaching a young budding author, this website is the place for you.
I’ll also be sharing a peek behind the scenes at my writing process and my journey to indie-publish my first novel, as well as tips for kids on how to tell their own powerful stories.
Book Recommendations for Kids
As I mentioned above, I’ve loved to write ever since I was a kid, and I learned a lot from reading well-written stories. As I share in my video on close reading, one of the best ways to improve as a writer is to read great literature.
So I also will be sharing recommendations of my favorite books from my childhood: books that are beautifully written and teach valuable life lessons.
I hope all of these resources will help you. Make sure to sign up to the newsletter to get these resources delivered right in your inbox. God bless and happy writing!
Psalm 45:1, “My heart is stirred by a noble theme as I recite my verses for the king; my tongue is the pen of a skillful writer.”