Unable to start electron app with exit status 1 error


Hi guys, I am new and just got my hands around Electron but each time I try to start the app I get the following error.

npm ERR! Windows_NT 10.0.10586
npm ERR! argv "C:\\Program Files\\nodejs\\node.exe" "C:\\Program Files\\nodejs\\node_modules\\npm\\bin\\npm-cli.js" "start"
npm ERR! node v4.6.0
npm ERR! npm  v2.15.9
npm ERR! electron-quick-start@1.0.0 start: `electron .`
npm ERR! Exit status 1
npm ERR!
npm ERR! Failed at the electron-quick-start@1.0.0 start script 'electron .'.
npm ERR! This is most likely a problem with the electron-quick-start package,
npm ERR! not with npm itself.
npm ERR! Tell the author that this fails on your system:
npm ERR!     electron .
npm ERR! You can get information on how to open an issue for this project with:
npm ERR!     npm bugs electron-quick-start
npm ERR! Or if that isn't available, you can get their info via:
npm ERR!
npm ERR!     npm owner ls electron-quick-start
npm ERR! There is likely additional logging output above.

npm ERR! Please include the following file with any support request:
npm ERR!     C:\Users\user\Desktop\electrons\npm-debug.log


I figured out the problem I was facing.
I had created package.json and main.js files without installing electron itself as a development dependency