I got coaxed into writing a story by a seven year old... Anyway, after she told me what she wanted in the story (which was basically just a female hero with pretty hair...), I got kind of inspired to write that story for her. I'm having some trouble though. What are some important things to remember when writing a story for children? The only thing I got so far is simple language and keep the murders to a minimum... The story is a fantasy set in a fictional desert world as well. My biggest problem is explaining this to a child with the attention span of a goldfish.