1st and 10 to Life (original unedited version)

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20th Century (multiple decades),2000s

D.W. Painter

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1st and 10 to Life is a faith based drama about a troubled young man who encounters hardships and a lack of identity while growing up. Through his troubles he loses faith in God and humanity. He lands in prison after a big mistake. In prison he discovers an extraordinary talent for football.



Short Summary

Chuck Moses tries hard to find himself while growing up in a faith based middle classed white home. He has no friends and feels he has no purpose. He rebels against God, who he feels is responsible for his troubles.


USA. Utah (several NFL cities, prison)

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain,Internal Journey/Rebirth,Rebellion Against 'The One'

Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message,Happy Ending,Coming of Age

Mature Audience Themes

Language/Profanity,Extreme Violence

Main Character Details

Name: Chuck Moses

Age: 6-29

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Modest,Aspiring,Empathetic,Faithful,Engaging,Insecure,Heroic,Underdog,Naive,Religious,Selfless,Masculine

Additional Character Details

Name: Jose Melendez

Age: middle aged

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Aspiring,Badass,Underdog,Confident,Empathetic,Funny,Outspoken,Skillful,Leader,Honorable

Additional Character Details

Name: Dallin Moses

Age: middle aged

Gender: Male

Role: mentor

Key Traits: Badass,Aspiring,Masculine,Modest,Decisive,Engaging,Faithful,Heroic,Educated,Honorable,Selfless,Religious

Additional Character Details

Name: Xavier Vison

Age: 20's

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Badass,Aggressive,Charming,Masculine,Villainous,Narcisstic,Confident,Criminal,Leader,Unapologetic,Power Hungry

About The Author

Target Audiences

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

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Authorhouse2

Year Published: 2009

Hard Copy Available



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