Memoirs of a Transferable Soul

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W. Town Andrews

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Imagine a superpower nobody would ever want. And if you don’t use it, you die. Experimental medication and meditation open a door through which a terminally ill man's disembodied soul wanders, briefly taking residence where other souls have departed. Death gives life--but at a steep price.



Short Summary

His treatments and extrasensory abilities have created a grisly lifeline. His wandering soul can temporarily occupy the lifeless bodies of the dead. As a side effect, his own terminal condition improves--temporarily. This skill progresses as he serially revives dead patients. But there's a catch.


Chester and Lancaster Counties, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, USA

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain,Other,Internal Journey/Rebirth

Plot - Other Elements

Philosophical Questions

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Unnamed alias Morton Grumm

Age: 38

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Complex,Desperate,Underdog,Educated,Engaging,Funny,Romantic

Additional Character Details

Name: Lorethe pron "Loretta"

Age: 35

Gender: Female

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Manipulative,Romantic,Skillful,Adventurous,Secretive

Additional Character Details

Name: Dr. Scutcheon

Age: 55

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Aspiring,Aggressive,Complex,Greedy,Educated,Villainous,Power Hungry,Skillful

Additional Character Details

Name: Boris (and Boris) (Both named Boris) -- The Henchmen

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive,Complex,Villainous,Power Hungry,Leader,Badass,Crazy,Criminal,Masculine,Blunt,Skillful

About The Author

What matters are the infinitesimal nooks and crannies, the wispy intangibles that swirl between the sky and the rocks, the wind and the depths, the craters and the stars. That said, needs include good food, good drink, good exercise, adequate spelling, good friendship. Communication is everything. Father, husband, son, brother, writer, singer, banjo player. Marketer, publicizer, songwriter, arranger, dog confiner, dog-freedom advocate, humorist, tragedist, reader, explorer. Former lawn mower, snow plower, house framer, trim carpenter, greens waterer, condo maintainer, playground builder, theater-ticket taker, popcorn popper, fisheries technician, distillery consultant, home brewer, Peace Corps volunteer. Z liker. World traveler. Lived in Colorado, Virginia, California, Visayas. Speaks Spanish, French, Cebuano, and slang slinger. His little sister gave him a banjo. It was stolen from the back of his '71 Datsun 510 Hatchback on Canal St. in New York City in 1977. His big sister gave him another banjo. He's still playing that one. Fond of "Wishnevskys", which are acoustic-guitarlike instruments made from recycled 19th-Century pianos. Wrote the novelty song "Tarzan #19," a Hollywood casting fantasy which includes this verse: "I'm going to be a man with strength and style, a man who walks a camel for a mile, a man who talks to lions, who has no fear of dyin', who hasn't had a haircut for a while." The '71 Datsun? Has an honored place in the '71 Datsun Museum of the Mind. It's the blue one.

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54,55+,18-34

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Evolved Publishing

Year Published: 2019

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This is the story of a man who excelled the art of mindfulness and developed a technique for escaping death and restoring his vitality by getting hold of other bodies approaching their final hour. He is then able to find true life meaning in family, and escapes death in the most unusual way possible.

Overall Rating


Point of View


Narrative Elements

Authors Writing Style: EXCELLENT

Characterization: GOOD

Commerciality: GOOD

Franchise Potential: GOOD

Pace: GOOD


Structure: GOOD

Theme: GOOD

Accuracy of Book Profile

It is accurate.

Draw of Story

What drew me into this story is the mystery involving the narrator supernatural talents, how he finds meaning in family after this experience and the way he is able to find a way out for the scariest thing in human experience: death.

Possible Drawbacks

Nothing made me want to put the book down, however narrative can get a bit confusing regarding main character arc. A suggestion is providing more insight about the narrator’s life before the hospital so the initial plateau is better defined and also in order to allow for more identification with audience.

Use of Special Effects


Primary Hook of Story

I would watch this movie because it is a story that has similarities with vampire stories which are usually enticing and interesting, but at the same time it is quite unusual how protagonists achieves his immortality and the body he ends up getting hold of at the end of the narrative.

Fanbase Potential

It could have a large fanbase as supernatural themes are usually popular both in movies and TV. In the case of an adaptation for TV, the formula of the story proposed by the author is even more prolific as many stories may arise from the bodies the narrator’s soul takes control of in order to keep on living. A mix between vampire stories and hospital-themed plots seem to be appealing enough.

Awards Potential

It could have awards potential especially considering graphic effects and acting. Screenplay can also be fruitful regarding possible stories and characters that may be created beyond the storyline in the book.

Envisioned Budget


Similar Films/TV Series


What’s New About the Story

Even though immortality theme is not uncommon in fiction, story is overall original and unique due to the form the protagonist is able to achieve it. Developing the character’s that the soul takes possession of the body in more levels would sure make the story become even deeper.

Lead Characters

The protagonist’s talent to master mindfulness and discovering a technique to fool death is something exceptional, however its duality is what makes audience relate to him, as escaping death is a natural instinct shared by each one of us.

Uniqueness of Story

It is an original story and writing is exquisite, however storyline could be improved. A suggestion for this is following classic protagonist arcs. Narrator’s life challenges are not clear enough in the first part of the narrative.

Possible Formats

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

Analyst Recommendation



Consider it because plot is original and protagonist has great potential for becoming an all-time classic due to his duality, however protagonist’s main struggle could be even clearer in order to create more bonds with the audience.