The Dream Parade (Part One) – Cover Reveal

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Cover Credit: Public Domain Stock Image from pixabay.com, cover design by C.S. Knight © 2017 all rights reserved.

It’s a hot and sticky Sunday (especially sticky) and thoughts, along with words, are just sticking between my fingers and don’t want to come out. So stuff editing! It’s an unproductive mess of an afternoon. But since I have now completed the second draft of my current dystopian YA project The Dream Parade (Part One) (yay!) I thought it’s maybe time for the cover reveal, which I am very proudly presenting to you. August definitely looks like a realistic publication date for this now. Such relief!

Any thoughts on the cover? Feel free to let me know in the comments below. Otherwise, enjoy your Sunday. Hope you are doing much better than me. 

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When To Turn The Monsters Loose According to Stephen King

I try to create sympathy for my characters, then turn the monsters loose.

The best writers keep their heroes (or heroines) in peril throughout their story. Seems like a good recipe to for success. Nobody wants to read about happy and safe characters…especially not in the darker fiction genres. But creating pitfall after pitfall can be exhausting and I’m never quite sure if I am overdoing it. If this is a problem you have come across, this quote from Stephen King might be helpful to you, too.

What aspect of writing are you struggling with today? Let me know in the comments below and have fun turning the monsters loose on your characters. 

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RoadKill – A Short Story

As previously announced, my new zombie short story ‘RoadKill’ is now ready for reading on Wattpad. This one is a little bit different from my zombie short fiction debut ‘The Run’ as it is more concerned with creating a voice and tackling a very personal and emotional perspective of the zombie apocalypse. Anyway, let me […]

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RoadKiLL – Cover Reveal

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(c) C. S. Knight 2017 all rights reserved. This cover was created with a public domain stock image from pixabay.com

So, this has been a productive week and since it is Bank Holiday Weekend in the UK, I thought I’d take the chance to complete another zombie short story that I have been planning for a while. Of course, there is still some editing to do but you can enjoy the cover reveal whilst I take care of that.

If you have just gotten a new cover too, or if you have been lucky enough to finish a piece of work recently don’t forget to share this in the comments below. Comments and thoughts about the cover are also welcome. 

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Top 10 Best Dystopian Novels

With Christmas just around the corner, I have been YouTubing lists of dystopian reads to keep me busy over the upcoming holiday period and welcome break from my day job – aside from writing of course.

Getting slowly into the Christmas spirit, I am sharing this comprehensive list of the 10 best dystopian novels.

What I like best about this list is that – unlike others – it doesn’t solely zoom in on dystopian science fiction and recent YA hits but includes a range of dystopian novels that are also considered classic literature and thrillers. Read More

New World Short Story: Carousel

Is the past worth dying for?

Ember Harris lives in a world ruled by science in which humanity has lost touch with the ideals of the world we know. Read More

How To Write ‘Infected Books’ With David Moody

So, the Horror Writers Podcast had indie horror writer David Moody over for a casual chat in episode #18. Whilst I don’t agree with Moody when he says that the zombie genre is past it’s best (I am paraphrasing), I do think that the man has an interesting story to share with aspiring writers…

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