Royd & Shu-Hsien

Thank you for

joining us!


We're Writing Coaches Shu-Hsien and Royd from the San Francisco Bay Area and we're honored to have you here. 

We've been sharing our love of stories and writing since 2002, all while watching our students grow into articulate, insightful writers and readers. 

Along with Writing Coach Amy Grover in Portland, Oregon, we believe stories are the key to encouraging our students to write, think, and act.  


We love to mentor Young Writers and reveal the greatest "Jedi Mind Trick" there is - Story.  

We are deeply grateful for the Testimonials we've received over the years.

Our original Welcome page expresses our philosophy around the importance of Story.

The Beyond the Box Learning 

Monthly Dispatch

Would you like to be informed about our upcoming events, story and poetry contests, and our courses?

If so,  please sign up for our monthly newsletter. 

We'll send content that will inspire your young ones to explore the joys and powers of writing. 

Beyond the Box Learning Events

We'll share our next fun Meetups, writing courses, contests, and "secret story tips!" 

Our Workshops and Classes

We teach the following subjects for elementary, middle grade, high school, and college students:

  • Story Writing (Short Stories, Historical Fiction, etc.)
  • Literary Analysis & Rhetorical Essays
  • Nonfiction & Journalism
  • Persuasive & Personal Essays
  • Independent Research Projects
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Special Request Small Group Projects - Graphic Novels, Blogs & Websites 

Next, if you’d like to meet us in person AND watch your young writer have fun with their writing, please subscribe to one of our Meetups below.

Bay Area Young Writers Meetup
Bay Area Teen Writers Meetup

focuses on her brilliant and fun brand of story writing for young writers. Here's a fun example from one of her online group classes!

Amy Grover Volcano Myth SM

If you have any questions about our upcoming homeschooling classes, private group classes, or 1-on-1 coaching, please feel free to contact me at our Contact Page.

We look forward to meeting you and your family at our next event!

To your writing life,

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Royd Hatta
Writing Coach

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