About this project
We've all seen a film, read a book, or even heard an oral story that changed our lives. I've studied the structure of many of these classic stories and I've written Vanishing Ink to hopefully stand among them. Several reviewers have had a sneak peak of the entire story and you can read their impressions on the back cover:
Here's what others are saying about Vanishing Ink:
Vanishing Ink's Story
Set in a small midwestern town in the 1930s, this 207 page novel is about Von Gold, a lazy, washed-up magician. He wishes he could snap his non-magical finger and change the world, but the dishonest mistakes that destroyed his career still haunt him. He’s about to be separated from the people he loves, his cozy bed, and yes, he ends up sleeping in the town dump.
As his own life crumbles, so does the world around him. Pieces of the world literally start disappearing...and it might be his fault. He thinks he’s seeing things, but he’s about to find out that the beings who created this world have chosen him - a lazy illusionist - to save the world and the people he loves.
Von Gold’s transformation from lazy and washed-up to what he ultimately becomes will both inspire and delight.
The reason I mention my own story in the Kickstarter video is because the theme in this book is inspired by several challenging months I spent unemployed. Von Gold is an exaggerated version of all of my own weaknesses, and he was a fascinating challenge to write.
The most potent question behind this story is: How do I take a lazy, directionless character and turn him into a lovable, noble hero who is capable of saving the world? The answer will surprise all who read this story.
When I've asked the many people who've read the entire book, they told me their favorite aspects are: characters they could really connect with, excellent pacing, entertaining action, unique fantasy elements, and most of all, a beautiful theme that left them smiling, feeling great in the end.
You can preview the book online at scottwiser.com/VanishingInk, where I'm currently releasing 2 pages every day. If we reach $100,000, I'll release the whole thing at the end of this campaign and you won't have to wait any longer to read it.
About The Author
Hi, I'm Scott Wiser, a character animator for film, games, and (story-driven) commercials. My ultimate goal is to develop feature films with stories that change lives. Traditionally, books are the perfect place to start! The first book I self-published received some positive reviews so I knew I could do eve better with Vanishing Ink. After putting in the intense study and years of work, Vanishing Ink is happening!
Let's Do This Thing!
The moment we successfully finish this campaign, my proofreaders will have finished polishing, and I will go right to print with Vanishing Ink.
Even if you can't donate more than $1, but you like this project, please share this story with someone special on social media and through email, and I'm certain you'll make a huge impact!
Risks and challenges
We've chosen to work with print and distribution companies that have proven track records, so the risks are minimal.
The printing process will take 90 days, but the book will be ready to print on December 11th so Vanishing Ink should be ready to put into your Kids' Easter basket this spring.
I've worked through the difficulties of publishing and I've teamed up with friends who have experience fulfilling 10+ kickstarter projects. We are equipped to meet the challenge. I hope you enjoy reading Vanishing Ink as much as I enjoyed creating it!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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