Browsing Archive: April, 2011

Don't Do As I Do...

Posted by K. S. Dearsley on Monday, April 25, 2011,
I once heard of someone who had lost a whole year's work - poetry, short stories, essays - everything.  It had been in exercise books and notepads left in a rucksack in a car parked outside the writer's new house when he was moving in.  Thieves broke into the car and stole the rucksack.  The writing was of no value to them, and would no doubt have been dumped, but he never found it.  
    I can't imagine how awful such a loss would be.  Rewriting everything exactly as it had been would be impo...
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Short But Sweet

Posted by K. S. Dearsley on Sunday, April 17, 2011, In : Inspiration 
When it comes to tweeting, I'm a novice.  I first started looking at Twitter a few months ago, and was impressed by how many really inventive and literary tweeters there are out there - and how prolific they are! So far, I'm following Gayle Beveridge, Simon Sylvester, Nanoism, and Henry Leland (Olde Yeller Cat), and the list is growing all the time.
    This week I was thrilled not only to gain a new follower, but to be retweeted for the first time.  The tweet was an extract from one of the so...
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Busy Doing Nothing

Posted by K. S. Dearsley on Monday, April 11, 2011,
I've been torn in several directions today.  It's been beautifully sunny spring weather, and I would have loved to just lounge around outside, but I really needed at least to make a start on clearing the weeds in the garden to prove that there are actually some flowers in the borders, and then there was this blog to write.  I still had two library books to read that had to be returned this week as well.  Who could really blame me if I sat in the garden and read?  The answer is: no one except ...
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Oops again!

Posted by K. S. Dearsley on Sunday, April 3, 2011,
... and that I need to put a space between words.  I'm going to quit now before I get anything else wrong.
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Oops!

Posted by K. S. Dearsley on Sunday, April 3, 2011,
Why is it that you can proof read something umpteen times, yet as soon as it's irrevocably published a typo jumps out at you?  I do, of course know that 'i' comes before 'e'except after 'c', so why didn't I type it that way in my last blog?
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Little Things

Posted by K. S. Dearsley on Sunday, April 3, 2011,
Strange how little it can take to change your whole outlook on life.  This week I'd been struggling under a pile of things that I thought I ought to do and work that I had to do, rather than what I wanted to do.  The harder I tried to get everything done, the more it seemed was left.  Would I ever be able to get back to writing the follow-up to Discord's Child?  Was it even worth trying?
    Then I recieved some news I'd been waiting about a month to hear.  Nothing earth-shattering, but it mad...
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About Me


My writing career began as a freelance feature writer for the local press, businesses and organisations. Now a prize-winning playwright and short story writer, my work has appeared in numerous publications on both sides of the Atlantic. I write as K. S. Dearsley because it saves having to keep repeating my forename, and specialise in fantasy and other speculative genres.

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