Because writing is a celebration of the imagination, completing a writing project or filling a notebook is a big achievement. Writing stories, poems, songs, or even just keeping a diary is not just an effective way of collecting ideas and thoughts, but also a way of understanding how we think and why we do what we do. The most important thing is to encourage enjoyment of the process, even if it is sometimes hard. Nurture in the writer a desire to write a little bit every day or when inspiration strikes them. Before long, they’re on their way!

Dare to Write? is here to inspire a lifelong adventure in writing. If your writer has filled their first notebook, a great reward is to buy them a new one. Rewards, achievement stickers and certificates can provide a motivating confidence boost, but most important is to honour the warm glow in pride of a personal achievement.