I’ve been spending a lot of time with my 8-year old grandson. He wanted to write a story and asked for help. We’ve written four short chapters of Hunting in the Woods involving him and his three young cousins. I read it to all the cousins at a recent family dinner. Beatrix, who’s 10, listened and then patiently told me that while she likes it, it’s mostly ‘he said, she said”. She suggested with infinite tact that it might improve if I wrote how the characters were feeling too. She reads and writes a lot. I think she’s going to be published before I will.