Writing really should be fun. Talking is! And writing is little more than speaking on paper. Get your child past the hump of starting, and the words will start to fly.

Carol Barnier, author of The Big WHAT NOW Book of Learning Styles, is a popular conference speaker, frequent contributor to Focus on the Family's Weekend Magazine, and fellow homeschooler. To see some of her writing prompts, go to http://www.sizzlebop.com/. Check out her speaker's site at http://www.carolbarnier.com/.

Copyright 2010. Originally appeared in The Old Schoolhouse Magazine®, Summer 2010. Used with permission.

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