I had an idea, a while back, to write the story of our guinea pigs - bear with me! - and give a copy to each of my children as a kind of exaggerated memoir. I've not written for children before and have just begun. I'm experimenting with little illustrations too. It's not up to Anna Sewell(!) by any stretch but it's really nice to write for an interested audience about a story they want to hear. I think that's what you're meant to do as a rule, have an audience in mind and write for them. I realise the point now!