The Author

Carolann Plank bkplank@comcast.net 789667283003

DRAMA SUSPENSE / THRILLER

19th Century

Carolann Plank

Logline

William Warren, a famous novelist from New York City, struggles to complete his latest masterpiece when the nightmares he draws inspiration from cease. His young apprentice, who dreams to become a famous author; searches for a way to unlock the nightmares. The nightmares start to become William's reality when he discovers the monsters are right in front of him.

Genre

Drama, Suspense / Thriller

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Universal

Setting

1880, New York City and New Hampshire

Based on a True Story

No

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2017

Starting Description

A famous author loses his ability to complete his latest novel. Eleanor, his apprentice, procures a drug to help him finish all but the last chapter. Eleanor is devastated when the author gives her first novel an unfavorable review. In the end she tries to take credit for the author's novel.

Ending Description

The author is admitted to the hospital and Eleanor attempts to finish the last chapter. The publisher returns the novel asking her to rewrite the ending. She tries to convince the author to write the last chapter, but he refuses. She takes the drug to complete the ending and overdoses.

Group Specific

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Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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Mature Audience Themes

Substance Abuse

Plot - Other Elements

Twist

Plot - Premise

Tragedy

Main Character Details

Name: Eleanor

Age: 21

Gender: Female

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Manipulative, Modest, Power-hungry, Desperate, Greedy, Insecure

Additional Character Details

Name: William

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Sophisticated, Charming, Confident, Decisive, Educated

Additional Character Details

Name: John

Age: 40

Gender: Male

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Confident, Educated, Faithful, Strong Moral Code

Additional Character Details

Name: Margaret

Age: 24

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Beautiful, Charming, Gracious, Selfless, Sophisticated

Logline

William Warren, a famous novelist from New York City, struggles to complete his latest masterpiece when the nightmares he draws inspiration from cease. His young apprentice, who dreams to become a famous author; searches for a way to unlock the nightmares. The nightmares start to become William's reality when he discovers the monsters are right in front of him.

Short Summary

A famous author loses his ability to complete his latest novel. Eleanor, his apprentice, procures a drug to help him finish all but the last chapter. Eleanor is devastated when the author gives her first novel an unfavorable review. In the end she tries to take credit for the author's novel.


The author is admitted to the hospital and Eleanor attempts to finish the last chapter. The publisher returns the novel asking her to rewrite the ending. She tries to convince the author to write the last chapter, but he refuses. She takes the drug to complete the ending and overdoses.

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

Tragedy

Characters

Main Character

Name: Eleanor

Age: 21

Gender: Female

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Manipulative, Modest, Power-hungry, Desperate, Greedy, Insecure

Character 1

Name: William

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Sophisticated, Charming, Confident, Decisive, Educated

Character 2

Name: John

Age: 40

Gender: Male

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Confident, Educated, Faithful, Strong Moral Code

Character 3

Name: Margaret

Age: 24

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Beautiful, Charming, Gracious, Selfless, Sophisticated

Supplemental Materials

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