Lands of Souls: Tweaker to Believer

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ACTION ADVENTURE BIOGRAPHICAL DRAMA EPIC FANTASY MEMOIR MYSTERY RELIGIOUS OTHER SUSPENSE/THRILLER YOUNG ADULT SCI-FI MELODRAMA

2000s

Ben Morris

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Logline

A misguided and lost drug dealing crystal meth addict finds himself on the brink of death and attempts to find himself and redirect his life while simultaneously temporarily given the gift to shift to different realms/worlds during his recovery at will.

Genre

Action,Adventure,Biographical,Drama,Epic,Fantasy,Memoir,Mystery,Religious,Other,Suspense/Thriller,Young Adult,Sci-fi,Melodrama

Short Summary

The story starts at the very lowest point of the character's life. He is having his worst asthma attack ever! While waiting for an ambulance, there is a flashback of when and why the character starting using crystal meth in the 1st place, which leads all the way up to this most severe asthma attack.


Towards the end, he loses the ability to shift to different worlds at will. As he almost didn't return to our world his last journey, he's fine with it. From there he gives readers theories on why he thinks he was able to shift, based on extensive research, and explains is newfound purpose in life.

Setting

San Jose, California

Based on a True Story

Yes

Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth,Voyage and Return,Tragedy,Other

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age,Happy Ending,Meaningful Message,Philosophical Questions,Other

Mature Audience Themes

Substance Abuse

Main Character Details

Name: His name isn't mentioned throughout the book (memoir)

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Complex,Badass,Adventurous,Naive,Lone Wolf,Strong Moral Code,Honorable,Gracious,Desperate,Engaging,Underdog

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Development Pitch

This really is a great story! The best way to describe it is; a new age Catcher in the Rye, meets Requiem for a Dream, meets Alice in Wonder Land! Like all 3, my story is more about the journey than the actual destination. The message of a Young Adult, lost in drugs, rediscovering his humanity, is something every household could relate to. Whether it's a friend, a family member, or a friend's family member, someone is dealing with a drug addict. I've kept nothing back, giving the reader a nosedive into the world of crystal meth. The pros and inevitable cons that come with it in full detail. The "realms/dimensions/infinite earths" part of the story, have a different type of morality. What if (assuming you read my book) the journey's that were taken, didn't happen? In that case, it's a good story with some nice, imaginatively creative, other worldly elements that can be visually stunning if ever made into a movie. One can make it all into a metaphor for the character, with him pretending his dreams were real as a way to cope with his new ideologies. Even still, a potentially great movie! But, what if I really do have a limited imagination, and little creativity? What if all I did was go into trances, consciously aware once I opened my eyes I'd be elsewhere, went/traveled/experienced, and simply returned and documented these bizarre journey's in a book? In that case, if my book did became a movie, we would be bearing witness to visually recreated worlds, that actually exist!

About The Author

I lived in San Jose, CA most of my life, but moved down to San Diego, CA in 2012. I'm 3rd born of a family of 4 and a full-time single dad to my beautiful 7 year old daughter I have had full custody of for 6 years now. I am an inventor, natural physique bodybuilding competitor, as well as an author. My day to day contribute to society is as a PM Tech Mechanic for U-Haul. Before all that I was a dug dealing and crystal meth addicted middleman for 7 years. It wasn't until I was on the brink of death, along with the unique and bizarre occurrences during my recovery, that I decided to turned it all around and became the man that I am today. This book is a memoir as well as a documentary of the events that changed my life forever.

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34,35-54,13-17

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Self-Published

Year Published: 1998

Hard Copy Available

Yes

ISBN

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