Vermont Author and Documentarian Jim Carrier, whose book Charity: The Heroic and Heartbreaking Story of Charity Hospital in Hurricane Katrina came out as an audiobook in 2021.
This week's Write the Book Prompt was inspired by my interview with Jim Carrier, whose book Charity tells the story of one hospital in one storm, through the closer detailed narratives of individuals who were caught up in the tragedy. Consider these famous catastrophic moments in history, and either research or imagine a single human story from the incident to write about. Write a scene, a story, a poem, or just a paragraph.
- A hurricane, such as Katrina, Charley, Sandy, or another that inspires you to write
- Tōhoku Earthquake and Tsunami, and the related Fukushima Nuclear Disaster
- And, on a smaller scale, if you prefer to consider a longer-ago historical event, The Hindenburg
Good luck with your work in the coming week, and please listen next week for another prompt or suggestion.
Music Credit: Aaron Shapiro