first set out to write about Whiterock and Doctor Victor Tesla, the book was never intended to be a vast series. The first draft followed the hauntings of a family over the course of one night. Beyond Whiterock and the Tesla family, there’s not a lot of correlation between the new Ghost Town and that first book. That story had been written and was set aside for some time before I decided to revisit it. In making notes for a rewrite, a new direction took shape and the Ghost Town series was born. The original draft has now been reworked with a lot of its content appearing in my short story, ‘The Reaper of Geneseo Falls’ which should be released in a year or two.
was last modified: April 20th, 2016 by Leif Erickson
The ‘Ghost Town’ series started out as experiments in a small farming community that saw a peaceful and serene rural town get ravaged and destroyed. The perpetrator was one Doctor Victor Tesla, a scientist who was working on a weapon only to be betrayed by his government. His wife and daughter murdered, Doctor Tesla fled to America to continue his work only to discover that another government was getting ready to betray him. Plans were in the works to kill Tesla and his team and steal his work. That’s when Tesla decided to take revenge.
was last modified: April 12th, 2016 by Leif Erickson
Ghost Town Labs has always relied on having the best information available. In Whiterock they monitored every event that happened in the little city. Now that they are moving to a major metropolis, they need to up the surveillance to see what their ghosts can really do.
was last modified: April 5th, 2016 by Leif Erickson
The four point framework is a very simple system to use. It doesn’t have to be very long nor does it have to be complex. The four points are simple what the overall story is based around. The points are the inciting incident, the first turning point, the second turning point, and the conclusion. It’s really that simple. When you have this completed you will see, in a big picture style of view, how the story is going to progress. This also helps you keep everything tracking right. So let’s take a look at what each point is and how to use it.
was last modified: March 30th, 2016 by Leif Erickson
When I made the decision to write my first novel, I mentioned it in conversation to many different friends and family. I was stunned at how many people had themselves tried to write a novel and failed. A number of people told me, that without formal training, there was no way a regular person could write a book. I knew that was false since many books out there today were written by regular people. I knew there had to be a way for me to get my book written. The process I discovered is the process I’m going to be sharing with you over the next few months of blogs. A process so simple that I believe that anyone could follow it and create a publishable novel within a month.
was last modified: March 22nd, 2016 by Leif Erickson