RE: When  a young  detective gets challenged by a killer, he will have to ask help to his wise mentor  with whom he had  fought hard.

      cesare88 Penpusher Posted on May 8, 2020 in Thriller.
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        INTENTION: must find a killer?

        OBSTACLE: his pride? 

        You need to push in on both of these.

        My notes:

        1. Why is it so important he find this killer? (I know he’s probably on a rampage or whatever.) Perhaps he’s steadily targeting detective’s family or something? Detective challenged by killer is also quite cliche and neutral. You’ve gotta spin that and introduce something new to that idea.

        2. The obstacle isn’t that strong just yet. Or perhaps not specific enough. Why is it so hard to ask for help? Maybe the wise mentor is a former detective turned killer/convict. (Hmm – too Silence of the Lambs, but you get what I’m saying.)

        3. Give this detective a real Sophie’s choice. A dilemma. I mean – lives are on the line. This guy would ask for help regardless of past history/pride, etc.

        Maybe mentor killed his family or something?

        Anyways – hope you get something from this. Good luck!


        Mentor Answered on May 8, 2020.

        THanks a lot. Appreciate it. Yeah, i was thinking; the mento was in a relationship with the detective’s wife. NOt sure if it’s strong enought.

        on May 11, 2020.
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