Browsing Archive: December, 2012

Out Soon

Posted by K. S. Dearsley on Monday, December 24, 2012,
It looks as if 2013 is going to get off to a good start.  I've heard from Daily SF that my story, Salvage, will be available to subscribers from Christmas and that everyone will be able to read it free at www.dailysciencefiction.com from around the beginning of January.
If you've never read Daily SF, I recommend it.  There's an impressive range of genres and styles, with a new story every day, and you can rate the ones you read.  I really loved the one they featured a couple of days ago, So F...
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Bowled Over at Tate Britain

Posted by K. S. Dearsley on Sunday, December 16, 2012, In : Reviews 
I've always been a fan of the Pre-Raphaelites. They aren't everyone's cup of tea, but I've always loved the stories/poems that inspired them and the inspiration the paintings provide, their stained glass colours and the way they capture the moment. For me, the exhibition Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Avant-Garde at Tate Britain was unmissable.
Even though I had seen many of the paintings before at exhibitions, on television or in books, I found the exhibition dazzling. Reproductions certainly do...
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Shameless Plug

Posted by K. S. Dearsley on Sunday, December 9, 2012, In : FantasyFiction 
Plasma Frequency 3 is now available in print and free online versions, containing my fantasy story, Job Satisfaction.  The magazine is a great mix of fiction from action or poetic to tongue-in-cheek. One of my favourites is The Glass Hill by Joanna Michal Hoyt, which is a beautiful tale about the reaction of a young musician to the mockery of his less talented schoolmates. Check it out here. I've also seen the cover of Otherwhere and Elsewhen from Bridge House, which will include my science f...
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Be Excited

Posted by K. S. Dearsley on Tuesday, December 4, 2012,
When you write to commissions you don't get to choose the subject you write about. Sometimes it can be something you've never been interested in. Instead of turning work down (and if you do, be prepared never to hear from that customer again), do your research.
Always ask the customer/editor whether there's a particular angle or aspect that they want you to focus on. You need to be enthusiastic otherwise your writing will be dull and won't hold the reader's attention. Speaking to people who a...
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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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