Ask different kinds of questions in your writing and inspire others to ask different kinds of questions about your writing. The author can use questions in the story like these, especially in character dialogue:
The character wondered, “Should I have done that?”
“Where could we go?”
“What could we do?”
What could possibly happen next?
Ask the author questions such as:
Why did you write this – what is your purpose?
What inspired or caused you to write this story?
What are the struggles or problems in the text?
What else would you like readers to know that the text did not include?
Have a discussion using these types of questions. Have the child author read their story and have the listener draw a picture to go with the text.