Writing about disasters can be exciting for both writer and audience.
The movie Twister with Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton shows the dark side of nature.
It was written from a screenplay by Michael Crichton and Anne-Marie Martin.
A natural disaster movie is essentially science fiction: the audience must suspend disbelief.
It is the author’s job to make the story exciting without making it entirely unbelievable.
Here is a list of the best disaster films:
1. Watch a disaster movie or read a classic tale of survival such as Robinson Crusoe, Swiss Family Robinson . . . or Moby Dick!
2. Write a scene that involves a natural disaster or survival techniques.
3. Check your emergency kit.