When life seems too serious, sometimes you have to act like a kid again. Turn on a cartoon, put your feet up on the coffee table, and enjoy some Pop Rocks. Seriously, it is a perfect cure for those days where you feel "too adult", or when you haven't relaxed in a while. After a few episodes of Adventure Time, I feel a whole lot more whimsical, wide-eyed, and can seriously conquer the world (let alone a story...come on, writing is fun!).
|Teatime is like...so great|
It is important, as a writer, to remember where you came from. Face it, everyone, even the most serious, crochety, foul-tempered sourpuss in the universe was a kid once. Childhood wonder is something I never want to completely lose. I want to remember a time when love was innocent, dreams could all come true, and monsters could be slain with a karate chop. Whatever your formula for recapturing the best parts of childhood, make sure to take a dose of it from time to time.