Why I Write for Children; Why I love Children’s Media
Daniel Handler aka Lemony Snicket knows that children have the best appreciation for the imagination at work.
I’m not there because I subscribe to the specious and lunkheaded notion that children are unspoiled spouters of true wisdom. (Let’s mothball that idea, next to the one that African-Americans are inherently rhythmic and Latinas can’t be on the Supreme Court.) I’m merely looking for the most interesting conversationalists. If I could find an adult icebreaking with “Last night I dreamed I was a horse” or “Tree frogs have big eyes,” I’d drink with them instead.
SAM: The little man walking down the street and he doesn’t see a dinosaur walking by. And he eats him. *delighted cackle*
Simple, emotional, exactly as complicated as the story needs to be. Go watch Sam. He likes Stegosauruses. Me too.
Posted on October 12, 2009, in Posts Worth Going Back and Reading, screenwriting, Writing and tagged children, children's films, children's literature, dinosaurs, Lemony Snicket, movies, series of unfortunate events, stegosaurus. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.