DIARY OF A DEAD GUY - a Country Ghost Story

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COMEDY BIOGRAPHICAL HORROR MYSTERY SUSPENSE / THRILLER

Contemporary

Ty Hager

Logline

"Diary of a Dead Guy - A Country Ghost Story" tells the tale of Jared Whaley, a murdered country singer channeling his memoirs through 12-year-old Willard Blevins, all while Whaley's young widow Angel stands trial for his murder.

Genre

Comedy, Biographical, Horror, Mystery, Suspense / Thriller

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Male leaning

Setting

Small-town Tennessee, Nashville, Austin, and Oklahoma.

Based on a True Story

Yes

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2012

Starting Description

As Jared narrates his tale from the grave, the young Willard (who has been acting strange lately) is caught typing on the laptop given to him by his father Mack. Willard delivers a thumb drive to Harvey, a local radio DJ, proving he's channeling the famous victim in the local murder trial.

Ending Description

Jared, through Willard, states on the stand that it was indeed his widow Angel who killed him, and that now Angel has killed again. The boy then leaves the stand and collapses, suffocated earlier by the defendant. Later, Harvey finds another strange document on his laptop. He's channeling Willard.

Group Specific

Information not completed

Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

Information not completed

Mature Audience Themes

Language/Profanity

Plot - Other Elements

Twist, Philosophical Questions

Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Main Character Details

Name: Jared Whaley

Age: 45

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous, Badass, Crazy, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Outspoken, Complex, Narcissistic, Sarcastic, Empathetic, Honorable, Blunt, Engaging, Funny, Underdog

Additional Character Details

Name: Angel

Age: 25

Gender: Female

Role: Tempter

Key Traits: Desperate, Charming, Criminal, Seductive, Secretive, Sexy, Villainous, Adventurous, Beautiful

Additional Character Details

Name: Harvey

Age: 32

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Selfless, Underdog, Charming, Empathetic, Engaging, Funny, Strong Moral Code, Aspiring, Clumsy, Heroic, Romantic

Additional Character Details

Name: Willard

Age: 12

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Funny, Naive, Obedient, Uneducated, Clumsy, Desperate, Empathetic, Engaging

Logline

"Diary of a Dead Guy - A Country Ghost Story" tells the tale of Jared Whaley, a murdered country singer channeling his memoirs through 12-year-old Willard Blevins, all while Whaley's young widow Angel stands trial for his murder.

Short Summary

As Jared narrates his tale from the grave, the young Willard (who has been acting strange lately) is caught typing on the laptop given to him by his father Mack. Willard delivers a thumb drive to Harvey, a local radio DJ, proving he's channeling the famous victim in the local murder trial.


Jared, through Willard, states on the stand that it was indeed his widow Angel who killed him, and that now Angel has killed again. The boy then leaves the stand and collapses, suffocated earlier by the defendant. Later, Harvey finds another strange document on his laptop. He's channeling Willard.

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

Overcoming Monster/Villain,

Characters

Main Character

Name: Jared Whaley

Age: 45

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous, Badass, Crazy, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Outspoken, Complex, Narcissistic, Sarcastic, Empathetic, Honorable, Blunt, Engaging, Funny, Underdog

Character 1

Name: Angel

Age: 25

Gender: Female

Role: Tempter

Key Traits: Desperate, Charming, Criminal, Seductive, Secretive, Sexy, Villainous, Adventurous, Beautiful

Character 2

Name: Harvey

Age: 32

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Selfless, Underdog, Charming, Empathetic, Engaging, Funny, Strong Moral Code, Aspiring, Clumsy, Heroic, Romantic

Character 3

Name: Willard

Age: 12

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Funny, Naive, Obedient, Uneducated, Clumsy, Desperate, Empathetic, Engaging

Supplemental Materials