Tuesday, June 23, 2015

A Writer's Life video you don't want to miss

I made a short video for all writers.

It's called A Writer's Life.

It shows why you should never piss off a writer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5-TFmv6pQQ.

Share with your friends!
Michael Knost

Friday, April 24, 2015

Please help with Children's Special Effects Makeup Workshop

Many children today have such little opportunity because their family doesn't make enough money. It's my opinion that every child should have an opportunity for (regardless of financial situations) learning and getting emerged in the arts and something they love, or be exposed to such. This is why the children's workshop is so important to me. R.J. Haddy (SyFy Face Off finalist and professional special effects artist) is volunteering his time to teach the kids how to use monster makeup. We are raising money to cover the cost for all the supplies and gear the children will need for the event. The children pay NOTHING. The parents pay NOTHING. We are just $500 away from reaching our goal. Could you help? Use the link below to make a difference in the lives of children! THANK YOU!

CLICK THIS LINK TO LEARN MORE AND DONATE:
http://www.gofundme.com/rsuy9sc

Thanks,
Michael Knost


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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

FREE PUBLIC WRITING CLASSES IN LOGAN COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA


Bram Stoker Award-winning editor and author, Michael Knost will be conducting three days of FREE writing workshops for the public. Michael won the 2009 Bram Stoker Award while in Brighton, England for his Writers Workshop of Horror (Woodland Press 2009), a how-to book on writing.

No matter if you are a beginner, an amateur, or a professional, you will benefit from these FREE classes. You do not need to be a writer to attend—maybe you are just interested in the writing process.

Michael teaches these classes all over the country, charging hundreds of dollars, but wanted to offer the residents of Logan County an opportunity to learn the craft of writing without having to travel all over the country. “When I started writing, I had to pay thousands of dollars for workshops in New York, Kansas, Pennsylvania, and Maryland,” Michael said in a recent interview. “I want the talented folks in Logan County to be able to get the same quality classes right here at home at no cost to them.”

Sponsored by the Logan County Commission and the Logan County Public Libraries, the classes are not only FREE to the public, but will also include certificates of completion for each attendee.

Michael’s most recent book, Return of the Mothman (Woodland Press, 2013) is getting tremendous international reviews, and is a fan favorite in the horror/thriller genres.

The class schedule is as follows:

Buffalo Creek Public Library
Friday, Oct 24, 2014 - 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
511 East McDonald Avenue
Man, West Virginia 25635
(304) 583-7887

Enjoy these FREE classes:
  • ·       Plot
  • ·       Point of View/Dialogue
  • ·       Creating Great Characters


Chapmanville Public Library
Friday, Oct 31, 2014 - 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
299 Vance Street
Chapmanville, West Virginia 25508-9423
(304) 855-3405

Enjoy these FREE classes:
  • ·       Flashbacks & Backstory
  • ·       Foreshadowing
  • ·       Suspense & Tension


Logan Public Library
Friday, Nov 7, 2014 - 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
16 Wildcat Way Logan, WV 25601
(304) 752-6652

Enjoy these FREE classes:
  • ·       Show, Don’t Just Tell
  • ·       Writing the Action Scene
  • ·       Plot vs. Character

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Monday, September 29, 2014

FREE PUBLIC WRITING CLASSES IN LOGAN COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA


Bram Stoker Award-winning editor and author, Michael Knost will be conducting three days of FREE writing workshops for the public. Michael won the 2009 Bram Stoker Award while in Brighton, England for his Writers Workshop of Horror (Woodland Press 2009), a how-to book on writing.

No matter if you are a beginner, an amateur, or a professional, you will benefit from these FREE classes. You do not need to be a writer to attend—maybe you are just interested in the writing process.

Michael teaches these classes all over the country, charging hundreds of dollars, but wanted to offer the residents of Logan County an opportunity to learn the craft of writing without having to travel all over the country. “When I started writing, I had to pay thousands of dollars for workshops in New York, Kansas, Pennsylvania, and Maryland,” Michael said in a recent interview. “I want the talented folks in Logan County to be able to get the same quality classes right here at home at no cost to them.”

Sponsored by the Logan County Commission and the Logan County Public Libraries, the classes are not only FREE to the public, but will also include certificates of completion for each attendee.

Michael’s most recent book, Return of the Mothman (Woodland Press, 2013) is getting tremendous international reviews, and is a fan favorite in the horror/thriller genres.

The class schedule is as follows:

Buffalo Creek Public Library
Friday, Oct 24, 2014 - 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
511 East McDonald Avenue
Man, West Virginia 25635
(304) 583-7887

Enjoy these FREE classes:
  • ·       Plot
  • ·       Point of View/Dialogue
  • ·       Creating Great Characters


Chapmanville Public Library
Friday, Oct 31, 2014 - 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
299 Vance Street
Chapmanville, West Virginia 25508-9423
(304) 855-3405

Enjoy these FREE classes:
  • ·       Flashbacks & Backstory
  • ·       Foreshadowing
  • ·       Suspense & Tension


Logan Public Library
Friday, Nov 7, 2014 - 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
16 Wildcat Way Logan, WV 25601
(304) 752-6652

Enjoy these FREE classes:
  • ·       Show, Don’t Just Tell
  • ·       Writing the Action Scene
  • ·       Plot vs. Character







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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Buy Return of the Mothman and get FREE copy of LampLight Magazine



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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Barbers & Beauties copies for Active and Lifetime HWA members for Bram Stoker Award® consideration.

In accordance with the Bram Stoker Award® rules, I am pleased to offer copies of Barbers & Beauties, the flip-book anthology co-edited by Michael Knost and Nancy Eden Siegel to Active or Lifetime HWA members for consideration.

Specify desired version (PDF, MOBI/KINDLE/EBOOK, or TRADE PAPERBACK) when making your request. Contact Michael Knost with your information and format preference at:

michaelknost@me.com

Barbers & Beauties is a flipbook anthology with four stories from male writers on one side and four stories from female writers on the other side, each exploring the dark possibilities of beauty.







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Friday, November 1, 2013

I'm having a product sale to make room in my office. (FREE U.S. Shipping!)

I have the following products available in case you are interested. Shipping is FREE to U.S. residents. I can autograph or personalize each. The DVDs are not from the online classes...I specifically produced them for DVD. Pay via credit card or PayPal with product-specific links:

WRITERS WORKSHOP OF HORROR - $20.00 (INCLUDES U.S. SHIPPING.)


WRITERS WORKSHOP OF SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY - $20.00 (INCLUDES U.S. SHIPPING.)   https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=WQ398Z6THAFDG
  

DVD WRITING CLASS (PLOT) - $20.00 (INCLUDES U.S. SHIPPING.)


DVD WRITING CLASS (SHOW, DON’T JUST TELL) - $20.00 (INCLUDES U.S. SHIPPING.)    https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=FTFGARGTA4ADG


DVD WRITING CLASS (CREATING GREAT CHARACTERS) - $20.00 (INCLUDES U.S. SHIPPING.)    https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=HG5J4DYA6VMSN

Michael Knost