Thursday, October 14, 2010

See the writing potential in every event: A case of surviving the Chilean Mine

If you haven't heard by now, that the Chilean miners have been rescued, then you are a certified ignorant. All 33 miners were pulled up yesterday, from their over 700 feet ''prison of darkness''.

I won't bother you with all the intricate details. However, i do believe that a writer somewhere is harnessing the non-fiction aspect of this story. What a great book, it would turn out to be; writing about what went wrong, how they coped, their boredom, longings, prayers, world reactions, etc. People all over, no matter the class, see them as a source of hope in surviving the odds. As a writer, especially for those who write non-fiction, this will be a great opportunity to write on what will make readers salivate and ponder. I bet hundreds are currently hitting their keyboards now but only a handful will ever get their manuscripts published. Now it doesn't matter whether a million and one writers are scampering to get that juicy publishing deal. All that matters is how you write yours.
For instance, Marily Monroe has been written over 20 times by different biographers. And, yet, each read may be similar but different in contrasts, for instance. And one of those books will definitely have a huge impact on the reader.

So, for non-fiction writers, this should be that gem-in-the-rough piece of work, that's waiting to be refined and polished for sale.


  1. it can also serve as inspiration for fiction too

  2. Most definitely. You never know where and how your ideas can take root. Thanks, Joanna.

  3. It was definitely something we'll never forget! I was watching it, and it brought tears to my eyes.


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