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Kelvin M. Knight

 

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On May 4th 2013, I attend the innaugural Newcastle Writing Conference in The Great Hall, Nothumbria University. Stephen May's not a keynote speech is inspriational: “If you are a writer who doesn’t write, you will always be a bit miserable... write because you HAVE to.” And this quote got a resounding YES from the agents, editors and publishers present: “There is a secret to getting an agent. Write a good book, send it, wait. There are no secret passwords.”

Short story "Luke's Sketches" published by Cinnamon Press in the anthology "The Book of Euclid & other stories & poems" edited by Rowan B. Fortune.

Review of short story anthology "The Little Book of Northern Women" given thumbs up by the author J. Y. Saville.

Haiku "Flock to a Shepherd" shortlisted by Cathy Galvin and Louise Doughty for the Word Factory TV.

Article "Bagpuss" published by The Fine Line in the anthology "The I Word" edited by Kate Gould.

Short story "Plank, Tank, Sock, Gloves" shortlisted by Louise Doughty in December for the Telegraph's Short Story Club competition.

Short story "Be Prepared" shortlisted by Louise Doughty in August for the Telegraph's Short Story Club competition.

Short story "Luke's Sketches" shortlisted by Louise Doughty in May for the Telegraph's Short Story Club competition.

Short story "Flock to a Shepherd" shortlisted by Louise Doughty in February for the Telegraph's Short Story Club competition.

Review of "Life! Death! Prizes!" given thumbs up by the author Stephen May.

Short story "Fun and Games" shortlisted by New Writing North for the Newcastle Journal.

Review of "Dreamer's Cat" given thumbs up by the author Stephen Leather.

Review of "TAG" given thumbs up by the author Stephen May.

Short story "Shadow Pains" long listed for the Aeon Award competition.

Short story "Lessons in Love" long listed for the Aeon Award competition.

Short story "Saint Christopher" published by the Writers' Forum magazine.

Short story "Aim High, Reach Higher" shortlisted by the Writers' Forum magazine.

Short story "Paper Dinosaur" shortlisted by the Writers' Forum magazine.

Short story "Shepherd Thy Flock" won Jacqui Bennett Writers Bureau spring competition.

Short story "Blackbeck" came third in Jacqui Bennett Writers Bureau winter competition.

MeSeascaleWelcome

Hello, I used to introduce myself as a storyteller but nowadays authors are obliged to immerse their readerships using all the sensory details and to minimise telling how characters feel but to show the result of the emotion, as actors do.

So hello (again), I am an aspiring story shower who writes pedominately in the present tense from a first person perspective so my narrators' voices get an unreliable slant, an idiosyncratic or disjointed feel. Typically my stories show characters living on the fringe of society or who are living close to the edge. Often an integral theme of my stories involves the discovering or losing of love. Because of my fantasy roots, I enjoy turning everyday worlds on their heads, then plonking my characters into these settings to see what magic they discover inside themselves.

SSIAYShieldShort Stories In A Year

Roll back time. The year is 2012 and I set myself a challenge: as this is 'the year of the short story’ for one year I would write nothing but short stories. By short, I mean stories of two thousand words. By write, I mean start a new story or take one of my favourite stories and reduce it from five thousand words to those lean mean fighting machines of 2K words. Always good practice - editing, not fighting. Short stories are about brevity and economy of expression.

At the end of this year, I find not only have I written some short stories of more than two thousand words but I also start an MA in Creative Writing. Phew, what a memorable year. This anthology is the result of my labours.

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EuclidThe Book of Euclid & other stories & poems

My short story Luke's Sketches appears in this anthology edited by Rowan B. Fortune and published by Cinnamon Press (ISBN 978-1-907090-79-0).

Louise Doughty commented, 'Luke's Sketches by Kelvin M. Knight has a more conventional domestic setting – the school playground, but is written in a break-neck, satirical style from the point of view of a bereaved father.'

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IWordThe "I" Word

My article Bagpuss appears in this anthology edited by Kate Gould and published by The Fine Line (ISBN 978-1-908825-09-4).

Whenever writers give talks about their work, the one question they are guaranteed to be asked is “Where do you get your ideas?” 

For this collection, we at The Fine Line thought we’d ask writers a slightly different question: what words inspire you. We gave them a maximum of 100 words with which to explain their choice and ignored their complaints about it not being long enough.

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WritersForumWriters' Forum

My short story Saint Christopher appears in this magazine edited by Carl Styants and published by Select Publisher Services (ISSN 1467-2529).

The story was captioned with: 'A dreamlike yet dynamic story that leaves the reader unsure if events are surreal or actual.'

 

 

 

 

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