Motivating Ways to Encourage a Young Writer📓 to Succeed✍⌨ ...

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If you’re a parent or a tutor with a budding storyteller in your family/class, you might like some ways to encourage a young writer.

No matter what technological advances are made, writing is still an enviable skill to have.

From entertaining us with books to words that fill websites and apps that make a difference to our lives, writing is an art that isn’t going anywhere soon.

Do try these ways to encourage a young writer.

1. Talk about Writing

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Perhaps the most important point on this list of ways to encourage a young writer is to talk to kids about writing.

Kids need to be inspired and reminded that talking about writing and words is an important part of life.

By talking about writing and language, children learn that they don’t need to be scared of the writing process and instead can have a great deal of fun.

We all know what it’s like to meet a great teacher in school who is passionate about their subject, and that the passion rubs off on you: use this same approach when trying to encourage children to write themselves.

2. Write Letters

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A fun way to get children interested in writing is to start writing letters to each other.

Make it into something fun – post a letter addressed to them under their bedroom door, and ask them to do the same back to you when they have a reply.

You could even use the internet to find a pen pal in a far-flung country with whom they can converse!

3. Encourage Them to Keep a Journal

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Rather than writing a diary of the day’s events, young writers might be more interested in writing about what they have seen.

Turn the journal into a real-time account of their adventures.

Get them to jot down what they see on the walk to school, or while they are eating their lunch in the school yard.

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