I remember watching this movie over and over again as a child.  Now that I’ve stumbled upon this picture I’ll probably go back and watch it again.

For those of you who do not know the quote or picture, this is from the movie “Princess Bride”.  It sounds like a chick-flick, but it’s really just silly, fun, adventure story.  There are pirates, plots to usurp the throne, revenge stories, killer eels, and sword fights!

I think as far as writing goes, the best way to learn is to study other successful stories.  The Princess Bride has been very successful, and I think that’s because it follows a certain story arc. 

I’ve been doing some reading about the patterns that make a story interesting, so be looking forward to a post about this soon!