Writers often research the subjects and places about which they write, and writers learn how to write in part by reading the work of other writers.
Start by providing your daughter with a journal in which she can write on a regular basis. Journals capture the thoughts, ideas, and feelings of young writers and make great gifts for birthdays and the holidays.
Encourage her to read biographies of writers, especially women authors. Biographies of Laura Ingalls Wilder, Maya Angelou, Beatrix Potter, and Judy Blume can all serve as examples of successful women writers.
Provide other opportunities for her to write. Encourage her to share selected writing samples with you. After visiting an art gallery or the zoo, encourage her to write about the experience. Have her write in response to a piece of music or have her write letters to relatives about experiences she's had or places she's visited.
As she gets older, explore extracurricular activities that support writing, including newspapers, yearbooks, and writing contests.
Finally, do work with her regular and gifted teachers to nurture her writing at school. Together, you can plan activities that support her interest and accomplishments in writing. Who knows? You may be working with a future Pulitzer Prize winner!