Writing – As Explained By The Princess Bride

Love this! One of my favorite movies.

The Overactive Imagination


Today I’m exploring the relationship of two of my favorite things; writing and The Princess Bride. You might think these things have nothing in common, but after some thought, I’ve come up with a list that adequately explains writing.

Being a writer and putting words on paper. Sounds easy right? Thing is, it’s full of it’s own little quirks and adventures along the way. Most of the time, you’re really just tiptoeing the edge of the Cliffs of Insanity.

For instance, when your characters know exactly how to screw with you by throwing unexpected plot twists the size of a boulder at your head…


And as the author, we believe them.

While suffering from a bout of writer’s block, you manage to pen a few sentences and rather proudly glance back over them. Then your characters pop in with something like this.

When plotting is not going quite as…

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