The Lost Tools of Writing

(LTW) Workshop

2-Day Online Workshop for Classical Conversations Parent-Teachers, Students & Directors

Recording from May 6-7, 2024


2 hours each day

Recorded for playback

Plus Downloadables

  • Eastern Time: 8-9:30 pm

  • Central Time: 7-8:30 pm

  • Mountain Time: 6-7:30 pm

  • Pacific Time: 5-6:30 pm

  • Alaska Time: 4-5:30 pm

  • Hawaii Time: 2-3:30 pm

WHO this is for…

  • CC parent-teachers

  • CC students

  • CC Challenge A, B & 1 Directors

4 Hours to Learn the Lost Tools of Writing Level 1

In this workshop, learn...

  • how LTW teaches essay writing

  • why LTW uses invention, arrangement, elocution rather than pre-writing, writing, rewriting

  • the tools the Apostle Paul used in his speaking and writing

  • how to integrate IEW or other previous writing experience into LTW essays

  • the correct definition of rhetoric and why Christians should communicate that way

DAY 1: Learn the LTW way of teaching essays

DAY 2: Organize content from the bottom up

  • What's covered in LTW 1, LTW 2 & LTW 3

  • Rhetoric the Right Way, the way the Apostle Paul learned (see above image)

  • Overview of LTW 1

  • Writing Process, Rhetorical Canons & your Holy Spirit Advantage

  • Taking good notes while reading

  • Completing that pesky ANI chart

  • How & why to organize from the bottom up

  • Incorporating IEW and other writing skills into LTW essays


  • Invention worksheet (tool for collecting content using the 5 common topics)

  • Document for notetaking

  • Articles on story archetypes & character archetypes


  • Essay 9 rubric

  • Style checklist

  • Sample essay 7 edited

What others say...

Mrs. Krichbaum provides a comprehensive resource for students and parent-teachers alike in her Lost Tools of Writing course. Thank you to Mrs. Krichbaum for this indispensable course and for your emphasis on the Holy Spirit advantage! ~Amanda Rice, parent-teacher

Imagine for one moment…

You register for the workshop.

You learn my professional writing process and identify the memoir or talk God has in you.

You get your story structure.

You're now invited to speak on it…

You're asked to be a guest on podcasts.

Your confidence is through the roof. 

And you’re just getting started.

Other things in life start to change as well.

Your credibility is elevating.

Your peace of mind is greater than ever before because you are stepping out faithfully.

And it all started from one decision you made today.

If  you're ready to…

  • share your story at church or events

  • write your story

  • become a published author

Then register for this 2-Day Online Workshop

We’re now accepting applications for this 2-day workshop.

If you’re ready to show up & do the work...

If you’re ready to tell or write your story

—then click the button below.

And on the next page, you'll finalize your time for your free coaching call.

Still on the fence?

Here are some questions you might have:


This is VIRTUAL training from my LIVE Zoom workshop. The workshop will be recorded so that you can review as you need.


Yes, this training is a $57 workshop offered by a professional writer and composition teacher offered live a couple times per year. The goal is to jumpstart your LTW essay writing. If you choose to subscribe to the self-paced LTW course, you can apply the workshop fee to the course.


Nope, there won’t be any pitches. This training will be 100% value.


This training is not another talking head. The workshop is live, and you will have ample time to ask questions.


Perfect! This workshop and the full self-paced course were created for those new to LTW. Many parents have mentioned that their students wrote better sentences before LTW, and I saw that in my own teenager, but I also knew how to guide students to create strong LTW essays with clear, concise, complete, correct, and compelling sentences.

What's your background, Cheryl?

I am a composition teacher previously to college students and now to Christian homeschoolers, but I'm a writing teacher different than any you've met—just ask my students! I have a bachelor’s degree in Scientific and Technical Communication plus the coursework for a master's from the University of Minnesota. I studied the writing process and teaching resistant writers including those with Aspergers/Autism Level 1 and ADHD. I am a homeschool mom of sons who completed Classical Conversations Challenges A, B, 1, 2 & 3; a former Challenge B Director; and an American Literature and short story teacher currently at a local homeschool co-op. I teach both adults and high school students how to use the best of the ancient ways (like those used by Cicero and the Apostle Paul) and modern techniques and technologies while co-writing with God using our Holy Spirit Advantage. In addition, I am an award-winning author, developmental editor, line editor, and copy editor. You'll find me to be a practical, encouraging composition coach.

If you’re ready to start landing your ideal clients consistently, then

register for this FREE 2-Day Online Workshop

Now accepting applications for this 2-day workshop.

If you’re ready to show up & do the work...

If you’re ready to start reaching the people you feel God has called you to...

Then click the button below…

And on the next page you’ll finalize your time slot for your free coaching call.