Hospital Frequent Flyer

Margaret Whichard

Book Cover

GENRE

MEMOIR

    Core Theme

    THE CORE THEME OF THIS STORY IS RESILIENCE AND COMMUNITY SERVICE. IT FOLLOWS A 65-YEAR-OLD WOMAN'S JOURNEY AS SHE RECOVERS FROM A LIFE-THREATENING SITUATION AND MULTIPLE SURGERIES. IT HIGHLIGHTS THE POWER OF HUMAN DETERMINATION AND THE TRANSFORMATIVE IMPACT OF INDIVIDUAL ALTRUISM ON A COMMUNITY.

    TIME PERIOD

    Contemporary

    COMPARABLE TITLES

    THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS, THE BLIND SIDE (PERSONAL RESILIENCE, RECOVERY AND COMMUNITY SERVICE-RELATED STORIES)

    CHARACTER LIST

    • MARGARET. 65+. PROTAGONIST/NARRATOR. INDEPENDENT, GOD-FEARING, ALTRUISTIC.

    • DRUG DEALERS (NO DETAILS PROVIDED);

    • DAUGHTER (NO DETAILS PROVIDED);

    • DOCTORS (NO DETAILS PROVIDED);

    • FRIENDS (NO DETAILS PROVIDED).

    Logline

    With gripping personal stories writer tells how she attempts to save less advantaged homeless individuals, through her hard work and strong faith, but ultimately a health crisis forces her to take a hard look at herself, realizing that she is the one who needed saving.

    Target Audiences

    Age: 18-34

    Target Gender: Universal

    Setting

    Southeastern North Carolina

    Based on a True Story

    No

    Publishing Details

    Status: No

    Starting Description

    In a hospital. Facing loss of leg or loss of life.

    Ending Description

    The author has not yet written this

    Group Specific

    Information not completed

    Hard Copy Available

    No

    ISBN

    Information not completed

    Mature Audience Themes

    Information not completed

    Plot - Other Elements

    Meaningful Message, Happy Ending, Philosophical Questions

    Plot - Premise

    The author has not yet written this

    Main Character Details

    Name: Margaret Whichard

    Age: 71

    Gender: Female

    Role: Protagonist

    Key Traits: Aggressive, Adventurous, Aspiring, Clumsy, Confident, Educated, Empathetic, Funny, Engaging, Gracious, Flexible, Faithful, Honorable, Outspoken, Modest, Patriotic, Leader, Perseverance, Religious, Selfless, Strong Moral Code, Visionary

    Additional Character Details

    The author has not yet written this

    Additional Character Details

    The author has not yet written this

    Additional Character Details

    The author has not yet written this

    Genre

    ACTION, DRAMA, RELIGION

    Brief

    This story portrays the conscience flow of a 65-year-old woman who has been at the hospital between life and death and went through several surgeries after injuring her leg. She managed to survive and get back on her feet and provide help for her community and victims of Hurricane Florence.

    Overall Rating

    FAIR

    Point of View

    FIRST PERSON

    Narrative Elements

    Authors Writing Style: GOOD

    Characterization: FAIR

    Commerciality: GOOD

    Franchise Potential: FAIR

    Pace: GOOD

    Premise: GOOD

    Structure: FAIR

    Theme: GOOD

    Accuracy of Book Profile

    It is accurate.

    Draw of Story

    The story is a quick reading and even though short there are many surprising turns.

    Possible Drawbacks

    Nothing made me want to put it down, especially because the story is short and engaging. However, the story lacks a clearer story arc and begins all of a sudden with no background about the narrator.

    Use of Special Effects

    THE STORY RELIES A LITTLE BIT ON SPECIAL EFFECTS

    Primary Hook of Story

    The hook of this story is the altruistic side of the main character that even going through difficult health condition has managed to put herself in favor of others.

    Fanbase Potential

    It could have a large fanbase is main character is properly developed.

    Awards Potential

    It has awards potential if narrative is fully developed, as well as the protagonist arc.

    Envisioned Budget

    LOW BUDGET

    Similar Films/TV Series

    N/A

    What’s New About the Story

    The most original thing about this story, besides the protagonist’s altruistic actions, is how it is structured as a conscience flow. In order to make it even more unique, besides a broader overview about the narrator’s previous life, more insights on how the narrator felt when approaching death would certainly make it more interesting.

    Lead Characters

    Even though there is an intimate regard to the narrator’s inner life and feelings, there should be a context in order to enable identification from the audience.

    Uniqueness of Story

    The main thing to be improved in this story is the construction of the protagonist; who is she? What was her life like before the accident?

    Possible Formats

    Film: Studio, Indie, Streaming TV Series: Network, Cable, Limited Run / Mini-Series, Streaming

    Analyst Recommendation

    WORK IN PROGRESS

    Justification

    This is a work in progress because the premise is interesting however it needs more development and background. Who was this woman before her first accident? What were her dreams and life story?

    Tips for Improvement

    The story has potential however needs to be properly developed.

    Brief

    In the wake of a near-death hospital experience and multiple surgeries for a leg injury, a resilient 65-year-old woman’s remarkable journey unfolds as she not only recovers her health but also emerges as a beacon of hope, dedicating herself to aiding her community and the victims of Hurricane Florence.

    What We Liked

    This story shines through its portrayal of resilience, community spirit, and real-life authenticity. We’re drawn to the protagonist’s unwavering determination and her dedication to helping others, particularly in the aftermath of a natural disaster.
    The story’s message of personal transformation and the power of the human spirit to make a positive impact is truly uplifting and engaging.

    Film: This story has the potential to be a compelling film adaptation. Its focus on a single, powerful narrative arc of a 65-year-old woman’s journey from a life-threatening situation to becoming a beacon of hope in her community can be condensed into a feature-length format while maintaining its emotional impact.

    TV: This story would make an excellent adaptation for a TV series. Its compelling narrative provides ample material for character development and emotional storytelling. The real-life basis adds relatability, and the recurring episodes could explore the protagonist’s journey, the people she helps, and the challenges they face, making it a suitable and captivating premise for an episodic format.

    Key points: Narrative about Resilience; Real-life Characters; Community Engagement; Character Arc; Uplifting message.

    Synopsis

    Margaret, an independent 65-year-old woman, finds herself in a hospital bed confronted with the grim possibility of amputating her leg. She grapples with the profound question of how her life will unfold without the ability to walk and fulfill her role as a Substance Abuse Counselor. Guided by unwavering faith and bolstered by the help of others, she undergoes a series of surgeries, each more challenging than the last.
    As she recovers, Margaret’s mission shifts to aiding homeless individuals displaced by the devastating Hurricane Florence. Amidst numerous trials, including encounters with those battling addiction and desperate for help, she grapples with her own cognitive decline and even confronts unexpected adversaries, including drug dealers and a troublesome hog. Another accident lands her back in the hospital, where a diagnosis of cognitive impairment forces her to reflect on the lessons God might be imparting.
    Through the crucible of the past five years, Margaret learns the vital importance of self- care before extending a helping hand and embarks on a new chapter, one filled with travel and a newfound appreciation for life’s joys.

    About The Author

    Mental Health Coach, Substance Abuse Counselor, Chaplain.