Porter

Michael Wojciechowski mwojciechowskiauthor@gmail.com 3570367758490

ACTION DRAMA OTHER HISTORICAL FICTION SUSPENSE/THRILLER

19th Century

Michael Wojciechowski

Logline

Porter, a Civil War deserter, follows a group of hired guns into the Utah territory to reclaim his lover's sister from a polygamist husband.

Genre

Action,Drama,Other,Historical Fiction,Suspense/Thriller

Short Summary

Porter, a wounded Confederate soldier, finds work on a down-on-his-luck rancher's farm--Quinn. There, Porter meets and falls for Rose, Quinn's daughter. Porter learns Rose's sister has runaway with a Mormon polygamist and is now living in the Utah territory.


A group of mercenaries tasked with returning an estranged sister wife to Arkansas, ride through Quinn's land, thus revealing their mission. Rose decides to follow the Mercenaries into Utah to try and reclaim her sister. Porter follows, hoping he can find Rose and her sister before it is too late.

Setting

Oklahoma and Utah territories, Circa 1863

Based on a True Story

No

Plot - Premise

Quest,Voyage and Return,Tragedy

Plot - Other Elements

Philosophical Questions

Mature Audience Themes

Extreme Violence

Main Character Details

Name: Porter

Age: 30s

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Masculine,Modest,Badass,Decisive,Sophisticated,Unapologetic,Lone Wolf,Strong Moral Code,Educated

Additional Character Details

Name: Rose

Age: 20s

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Obedient,Sexy,Blunt,Sophisticated,Honorable,Educated

Additional Character Details

Name: Quinn

Age: 50s-60s

Gender: Male

Role: emotional

Key Traits: Obedient,Uneducated,Religious,Outspoken,Strong Moral Code,Faithful

Additional Character Details

The author has not yet written this

Development Pitch

The story open with Porter, a Confederate soldier deserter, as he passes Quinn’s ranch. Quinn’s father has just died, and he needs help digging the grave. Porter helps and before long, he’s a permanent fixture on Quinn’s ranch. We learn that Quinn’s daughters have abandoned him—Sammy for a Mormon polygamist, and Rose for her Uncle James’s farm. When Quinn learns Rose is considering escaping to Utah to become a sister wife to Sammy’s husband, Quinn and Porter visit his brother’s ranch to talk her out of it. There, Porter and Rose develop an unexpected romance. During this time, a group of mercenaries ride through. They have been hired by a rich plantation owner to go into the Mormon territory and reclaim his daughter—a sister wife to Sammy’s husband. Rose sneaks off in the night to follow the hired guns, hoping to rescue Sammy. Porter learns of Rose’s plan and follows, knowing that if he cannot reach Rose in time, it may prove deadly. It does. What starts as a idyllic Western, evolves into a cautionary tale of bloody revenge and blind faith.

About The Author

I have published four novels and written five screenplays. "Porter" earned scores of seven and eight from two Blacklist reader critiques.

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

Oklahoma and Utah territories, circa 1863

Publishing Details

Hard Copy Available

No

WGA Number

Information not completed

Logline

Porter, a Civil War deserter, follows a group of hired guns into the Utah territory to reclaim his lover's sister from a polygamist husband.

Short Summary

Porter, a wounded Confederate soldier, finds work on a down-on-his-luck rancher's farm--Quinn. There, Porter meets and falls for Rose, Quinn's daughter. Porter learns Rose's sister has runaway with a Mormon polygamist and is now living in the Utah territory.


A group of mercenaries tasked with returning an estranged sister wife to Arkansas, ride through Quinn's land, thus revealing their mission. Rose decides to follow the Mercenaries into Utah to try and reclaim her sister. Porter follows, hoping he can find Rose and her sister before it is too late.

FEEDBACK

The story open with Porter, a Confederate soldier deserter, as he passes Quinn’s ranch. Quinn’s father has just died, and he needs help digging the grave. Porter helps and before long, he’s a permanent fixture on Quinn’s ranch. We learn that Quinn’s daughters have abandoned him—Sammy for a Mormon polygamist, and Rose for her Uncle James’s farm. When Quinn learns Rose is considering escaping to Utah to become a sister wife to Sammy’s husband, Quinn and Porter visit his brother’s ranch to talk her out of it. There, Porter and Rose develop an unexpected romance. During this time, a group of mercenaries ride through. They have been hired by a rich plantation owner to go into the Mormon territory and reclaim his daughter—a sister wife to Sammy’s husband. Rose sneaks off in the night to follow the hired guns, hoping to rescue Sammy. Porter learns of Rose’s plan and follows, knowing that if he cannot reach Rose in time, it may prove deadly. It does. What starts as a idyllic Western, evolves into a cautionary tale of bloody revenge and blind faith.

About The Author

I have published four novels and written five screenplays. "Porter" earned scores of seven and eight from two Blacklist reader critiques.

Mature Audience Themes

Extreme Violence

Characters

Main Character

Name: Porter

Age: 30s

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Masculine,Modest,Badass,Decisive,Sophisticated,Unapologetic,Lone Wolf,Strong Moral Code,Educated

Character 1

Name: Rose

Age: 20s

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Obedient,Sexy,Blunt,Sophisticated,Honorable,Educated

Character 2

Name: Quinn

Age: 50s-60s

Gender: Male

Role: emotional

Key Traits: Obedient,Uneducated,Religious,Outspoken,Strong Moral Code,Faithful