PITCH WORKSHOP: Preston's psychological thriller

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Hey, folks--

Today's Pitch Workshop submission comes from Preston in Chicago, who's working on a screenplay and wants us to-- these are his words, not mine, I swear!-- "rip [his] work apart" so he can "fix it right" and "become the next Diablo Cody."

All right, Preston-- you asked for it.

Folks... here's Preston's synopsis for his psychological action-thriller, Thy Brother's Keeper...

Title: Thy Brother's Keeper

Genre: Psychological Action Thriller

: Ronald Davis’s jealousy and envy causes him to sabotage his twin brother Rashawn’s college basketball scholarship chances by planting steroids in his locker. This ends up sending Rashawn to prison, while Ronald goes on to lead a successful corporate career. Upon Rashawn’s return to the world as a criminal minded thug, he finds Ronald was the cause of his demise. He then sets out to destroy his twin brother’s life by assuming his identity and going on a murderous crime spree. Ronald has to leave his corporate life and turn to the streets to stop his twin brother. After chasing Ronald threw the streets of Los Angeles, it will take detectives Garrison and Rodriguez to find out that Rashawn died at birth, but yet lives in the schizophrenic mind of the surviving twin Ronald.

There you go, everyone... CRITIQUE AWAY!!

Coming up, we'll have pitch submissions from Gareth and Gail, some long overdue reader questions, book reviews... and much more!


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