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$5,023
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31
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, December 19 2018 2:18 PM UTC +00:00

About

By Eric Knight

Hi everyone. I'm Eric Knight. Author. Inventor. Entrepreneur. And someone who's always looking to smash boundaries. Disrupt the norm. And do things that everyone else says are impossible.

Today...with your help...we'll embark on a grand experiment.  Something that could ultimately benefit every writer and every novelist -- everywhere. 

Together, we'll be going on the ultimate novel-writing thrill ride. A creative adventure -- where you help create the adventure...right alongside with me.

If you're game, we're going to write an incredible, seat-of-your-pants, action-packed adventure novel. To learn how you can join the adventure read on... 

Terror at 12.5 Degrees is a suspense-filled, action thriller. A page-turner from page one.

The novel starts with an unexpected twist -- a group of couples arrives in Aruba for a stop on their vacation cruise, but things go horribly wrong during their day on shore. 

A seemingly random murder and stolen identities set up a tale that turns this island paradise into a heart-pounding adventure. But what could make this exotic murder-novel any more mysterious? Joining the journey -- yourself -- as the story unfolds and is written in real-time by the author. 

Eric Knight, the writer of Terror at 12.5 Degrees, is using crowdfunding to connect himself and YOU, the reader, as he engages YOUR thoughts and ideas as he finishes this newly started novel.  But that's just the beginning...

Not only can you be part of the creation process. You can be part of the action, too.

Just take a look at the amazing rewards of our Kickstarter campaign.

For instance...

Would you like to name one of the novel's characters?  Or, how about going all the way and naming the novel's villain?

Or how about joining Eric in behind-the-scenes creative sessions as one of the Story & Plot Consultants? You'll have monthly phone calls with him to brainstorm various ideas...and plot twists...and all kinds of fun writing stuff. 

Perhaps you'd like your beloved pet to be part of the story. That can happen, too.

Or how about -- as the novel gets into the home stretch of completion -- being one of the book's Guest Editors?

If you're a blogger or podcaster and would like to interview Eric for a really cool story about this project, we can make that happen, as well.

We're even going to have an absolutely fantastic book Launch Party -- and you can be part of the big roll-out.

These are just a few of the perks that we’re offering to those who support our very special crowdfunding campaign.

Would you like a taste of the action?  Then check this out:  Eric has drafted the first two chapters -- so you can get your creative juices flowing.  Just go to www.TerrorNovel.com.

With Your Help -- and Creative Energy -- We Can Bring This Book To Life.  Let's Make It Happen Here on Kickstarter!

So do you want to be part of this history-making writing experience? You'll be blazing new territory  -- and getting worldwide recognition for it, too.  You'll -- literally -- be part of the action…for everyone to see.  

Our campaign's success will also open new doors for writers everywhere --  to build and birth their stories.  A new way for talented writers to play on the world stage.

Are you game?   Then join us.  Don't miss out on our Kickstarter campaign's fantastic early-bird rewards.  It's your chance to be part of creating the next great action-adventure thriller!

Risks and challenges

A note from Eric:

I am a professional writer, and have written and authored hundreds of various literary works (including books, scripts, articles, marketing campaigns, music lyrics...just about anything built on words) during my 34-year career. I am also a successful serial entrepreneur, and have a solid track record for overcoming just about any hurdle that comes my way.

That said, as was mentioned in the video, I am embarking on new territory in writing this novel. Sure, other authors have offered various miscellaneous perks (like signed copies of their completed books). But, with this unique project, I am taking the literary genre to a whole new plateau -- as I am offering the opportunity for the public to participate in the novel's creation.

My colleagues (who also write for a living) have told me this project may be an especially steep climb. After all, writing a good novel is hard enough. Incorporating various thoughts from the public, weaving them into the natural twists and turns of a story, certainly posses additional challenges.

As the old expression says: Too many cooks spoil the broth. The avalanche of input could irrevocably bog down the project. That's certainly a risk. But I believe my writing experience should effectively shepherd the project through the complexity. For instance, during my thirteen-year career as an advertising copywriter, I had to synthesize simultaneous input from multiple client contacts, as well as incorporate market research and consumer-behavior perspectives. It was a daily puzzle. But I was very successful at it.

There is no denying that I am forging new ground with this project. So, yes, there are risks and challenges. I will do my very best to complete the project; that you can count on. I anticipate that I will begin writing the novel in January. And I am targeting the end of the summer for the manuscript's completion. I would then press ahead to publication and distribution. As input is coming in from various members of the public, I can imagine that the writing process will not be a linear one. It is this variable that is not totally in my control. So the completion of the book could take longer than expected. I will keep all backers up-to-date on my progress. Thank you for your support and encouragement!

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    Terror at 12.5 Degrees Paperback

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    Paperback & Book Cover Poster

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    Signed Edition of Terror at 12.5 Degrees

    This exclusive signed edition of Terror at 12.5 Degrees is the perfect addition to any library. Limited number available. Each copy will be numbered and signed by Eric Knight. An instant collectible!

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    Paperback + Your Name Printed In Book

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    Signed Edition + Your Name Printed

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    Signed Edition + Name Printed + Thanks!

    Receive a limited edition of Terror at 12.5 Degrees, numbered and signed by Eric Knight. Plus have your name featured in a special "Backers" section of the book. An amazing treasured keepsake! To top it off, receive a special thank you email from Eric Knight.

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    Blogger / Podcast Interview

    Have a one-on-one phone call (up to an hour) with author Eric Knight to interview him for your blog or podcast. Get a special behind-the-scenes perspective of this unique novel-writing project. To top it off, you'll receive a paperback copy of the book.

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    Be a Guest Editor

    Be one of the "Guest Editors" who will receive a near-finished manuscript towards the completion of the project and assist with suggested edits of the book -- collaborating directly with Eric Knight. Note: You will be among the first persons to read the near-finished book, cover to cover. You'll be listed and recognized in the book as a Guest Editor. You'll receive a signed copy of the book from Eric. And you'll receive a personalized thank you email from him. A very special opportunity!

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    Create a Keepsake / Name Story Element

    Receive the unique opportunity to name a Pet, Road, Building, or Beach that Eric Knight writes about in his book. Name must be appropriate; you'll collaborate personally with Eric to determine and create this very special, high-profile feature. You'll also receive: A limited edition of Terror at 12.5 Degrees, numbered and signed by Eric Knight. Your name featured in a special "Backers" section of the book. And a special thank you email from Eric Knight. This Kickstarter reward is a jewel you will forever treasure!

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    Appear in the Novel

    Author Eric Knight will use a name of your choosing for a character in the story. Only five character-naming opportunities are available. The name used must be approved by the author, and must be a plausible real-life name. (If the character is named for a real person, the namesake must sign a waiver allowing use of his or her name in the story). You'll also receive: A limited edition of Terror at 12.5 Degrees, numbered and signed by Eric Knight. Your name featured in a special "Backers" section of the book. And a personal thank you email from Eric Knight. This is a truly special Kickstarter reward that puts you right in the story itself. It is sure to become one of the most-treasured keepsakes you own.

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    Name the Villain!

    Only one person with have the incredible opportunity to name the novel's villain (or villainess, depending on how the story develops). And the namer could be YOU if you claim this very special reward. You will collaborate directly with Eric Knight to name this central character. It must be a plausible real-life name and approved by Eric to make sure the name matches the flow of the story and the personality of the character. (If the character is named for a real person, the namesake must sign a waiver allowing use of his or her name in the story.) You'll also receive: A limited edition of Terror at 12.5 Degrees, numbered and signed by Eric Knight. Your name featured in a special "Backers" section of the book. And a personal thank you email from Eric Knight. If you want the most high-profile presence in this unique, worldwide project -- this is it. And, as a lifelong keepsake, it just doesn't get any better.

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    Story & Plot Consultant

    Be part of a monthly group call with author Eric Knight and other fellow "Story & Plot Consultants" who claimed this Kickstarter reward to talk about the book. You'll receive a limited edition of Terror at 12.5 Degrees, numbered and signed by Eric Knight. You'll also receive a monthly newsletter from Eric about the progress of the book. This is a great way to share your creative thinking about this unique project.

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    Join the Journey to the Max!

    NAMING OPPORTUNITY + CHAT WITH ERIC DURING THE WRITING. Author Eric Knight will use a name of your choosing for a character in the story. The character name used must be approved by the author, and must be a plausible real-life name. (If the character is named for a real person, the namesake must sign a waiver allowing use of his or her name in the story). You'll also be part of a monthly group call with Eric and other fellow "Story & Plot Consultants" who claimed this Kickstarter reward to talk about the book. You'll receive a limited edition of Terror at 12.5 Degrees, numbered and signed by Eric. You'll also receive a monthly newsletter from Eric about the progress of the book. You'll also have your name listed in the exclusive “Special Thanks to” section in the book. It's the ultimate participatory package. And it's only available to five lucky persons.

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    • Be one of the Story & Plot Consultants
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    Join the Author in Aruba @ Launch Party!

    You and a guest will have the opportunity to join Eric Knight at the official Launch Party in Aruba. You'll experience the adventure, first hand, as you see and learn about some of the real sites that are featured in the book. This Kickstarter reward includes a two-night stay (one room) at Eric's favorite hotel on the island, a private sightseeing tour with Eric, and the Launch Party dinner event. (Reward does not include airfare or transfers. Date currently anticipated to be in the Fall of 2019. Actual date will be announced in association with the completion of the book.) You'll also receive: A limited edition of Terror at 12.5 Degrees, numbered and signed by Eric Knight -- and hand-delivered to you at the Launch Party. Your name featured in a special "Backers" section of the book. And a personal thank you email from Eric Knight. Here's your unique chance to be part of the celebration of this grand writing adventure!

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