Can we achieve our dreams without pushing away the people we love? That is the question asked by The Novelist, a game by Kent Hudson. The game focuses on the fictional Kaplan family, Primarily Dan Kaplan, the father of the family. Dan, a writer, has taken his family to a remote summer home in order to write what is to be his most important book. The family is unaware however, that they are sharing the beach home with you, a ghost.