Browsing Archive: March, 2011

Try, Try Again

Posted by K. S. Dearsley on Sunday, March 27, 2011, In : Competitions 
Good news!  One of my poems has been selected for the Norwich Writers' Circle competition anthology, which goes to show that if you send a story or poem off to a competition and it doesn't win, it isn't the end of the world.  Only one entry can win, after all, and that doesn't mean that the rest of them are rubbish.
    If the judges offer any comments, go over your work again, bearing them in mind, and make any changes you feel are appropriate, then select another competition and send it out ...
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A Quiet Life

Posted by K. S. Dearsley on Sunday, March 20, 2011,
To some, being a writer might seem rather dull.  While they negotiate the dangers and irritations of the daily commute, battle with angry customers on the phone and struggle to resist the temptation to eat all the biscuits at the afternoon meeting, you are stuck in a chair at home with nothing more exciting to do than stare at a blank screen or chew the end of your pencil.  Wrong!  My work as a writer regularly takes me to foreign lands and strange cultures, where the journey alone is full of...
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The Aliens Among Us

Posted by K. S. Dearsley on Sunday, March 13, 2011, In : Inspiration 
If you ever want proof that fact is stranger than fiction, I recommend watching the David Attenborough series about Madagascar.  The wildlife there is far more peculiar than most of the aliens dreamed up by science fiction or fantasy writers - giant lemurs that dance and skip across open spaces on two legs, miniature ones with huge eyes to see in the dark, chameleons, millipedes and more.   All of them are fantastic, but they have all evolved to take advantage of the environment.
    Watch man...
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Excuses, Excuses

Posted by K. S. Dearsley on Sunday, March 6, 2011, In : Inspiration 
I've spent a lot of time this week staring at a blank page.  There can be little more frustrating than knowing what you want to write but not finding the right way to put it on paper.  It doesn't happen when I'm writing non-fiction.  Then, I simply make a start and keep going until it's done.  Luckily, the April issue of Writing and Writers' News dropped through my letterbox, so I had an excuse to procrastinate - until I read the interview with R. J. Ellroy and the article about Robert Louis ...
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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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