Even non-competitive children can enjoy entering writing competitions. It gives them a challenge and usually inspires them to try their hardest. Here are some contests that run especially for kids.
Young NanoWriMo - the Young National Novel Writing Month isn't so much a competition - rather a month long challenge to children to write a novel. But if they complete their word count in the month they receive a printed copy of their book. My daughter loved this and we recommend you give it a try. They also have a very good forum for chatting to other young writers.
I hope this gives you some homeschooling ideas on helping your children develop their writing skills. If I have missed any resources that you think should be mentioned, then do write a review and share with us.
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