Monday, June 11, 2012

Author Blog Challenge - Day 9

If your book is fiction, how could you change it to make it a nonfiction book? If your book is nonfiction, what could you do to turn it into a story? Hollywood has done it, so how could you do the same thing?

My draft is fiction, a story that involves wedding dresses, cheating, Mexican-American family customs and way of life, and a small business. How could it be non-fiction? Here I couldn't help but have a picture of Abed from the TV show Community (fiction) and his evil twin (non-fiction)

Here are some non-fiction titles I think would work:

  • Evolution of Wedding Gowns - a coffee table book with beautiful pictures of wedding gowns from medieval times until now.
  • How to Make a Wedding Gown - a step-by-step guide on patterns, embroidery and dress-making techniques.
  • My Best Day Ever! - true stories from real brides.
  • My Worst Day Ever! - true stories from real brides.
  • Why People Cheat - a psychology type book focusing on personality traits of serial cheaters.
  • Tortilla Soup for the Soul - inspirational stories from the point of view of immigrants.
  • Tortilla Soup and more - Mexican food recipes, specifically from Mexico's Northern region.
  • How to Open a Business - Step by Step guide on opening a business.
  • How to Use Social Media for your Business - Step by step guide on social media marketing.

How could Hollywood make money of my book....this would definitely be a romantic comedy, which is ironic because I avoid those movies at all costs! Because of the nature of my book two things could happen:

  1. The movie is adapted faithfully from the book, which would make it sorta "ethnic" and would probably be a straight-to-Univision release.
  2. I could sell my soul to Hollywood and let them loosely base the movie on my book, thus making it more commercial and Ka-Ching!.....besides, I don't really need a soul, do I?


  1. You cracked me up with your soul comment :) The author of Twilight demanded to have control over her movie. I think the movie was better for it. WRITE ON!!

    1. So did George R.R. Martin with Game of Thrones. OK then, in order not to sell my soul all I need is to sell a ton of books!