I’ve secured the world-exclusive publishing rights for a short story called “Quinn and his Dinosaurs”, written by Quinn, age 5.
Here’s the original manuscript:
Quinn and his Dinosaurs
Quinn and his dinosaurs get in a cave. It was really dark.
“Oh dear, it’s too dark.” And Quinn turned on his torch. “That’s much better,” said Quinn. Will was scared. Quinn was not scared. Quinn’s dinosaurs were not scared. Nothing is in the cave.
Let’s see: third person, (mostly) consistent tense. Rising action, climax, denouement, series potential. I think he’s got the basics down at least as well as Paolini. Give him another two or three years, and he’s ready for the Science Fiction/Fantasy slush piles.