Browsing Archive: February, 2013

Crash Landing

Posted by K. S. Dearsley on Sunday, February 24, 2013, In : Reviews 
Flight is one of those films that I felt I ought to see rather than one I felt particularly attracted to.  I knew little about it other than that it featured the somewhat miraculous landing of a damaged aeroplane by the pilot, who is later accused of being under the influence of drink and drugs.  Denzel Washington plays the pilot and has been nominated for an academy award.  That doesn't surprise me, as it's the stature of his performance that makes the film worth watching.
It's a strange fil...
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If Only...

Posted by K. S. Dearsley on Sunday, February 17, 2013, In : Inspiration 
I don't usually do this, but this week's blog doesn't have much to do with writing.  Correction, it has everything to do with putting off getting on with it, but sometimes real life doesn't want to let go of your thoughts and you can't get the imagination started to travel to the far-off land where you left your characters.  For this piece of procrastination I can thank my brother-in-law who posted this link www.youtube.com/JustJesse197 on Facebook.  
People who don't like dogs probably won't...
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Heavy Air, Light Reading

Posted by K. S. Dearsley on Sunday, February 10, 2013, In : Reviews 
Otherwhere and Elsewhen, featuring my science fiction story, 'Heavy Air', is now available from Bridge House Publishing.  You can either find it on their website or at Amazon, priced £3.80 plus VAT.  Edited by Gill James, the anthology is a collection of 12 stories with a loose theme of another 'time and another space, light years from here'.  As well as 'Heavy Air', you'll find stories by Philip T. Brewster, Julie-Ann Corrigan, Phil Hodgkiss, Dawn Knox, Jeff Laurents, Shirley Percy, A. J. S...
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Be Critical

Posted by K. S. Dearsley on Sunday, February 3, 2013,
Last week, I wrote about the joys or otherwise of being asked to critique someone else's work as a favour, and offered some suggestions as to how to survive the process with all your friendships intact.  This week, I want to share some of the pluses that linger after feeling flattered has worn off.
Editing or proofing someone else's work makes you more aware of how you write yourself and of any bad habits you might have drifted into.  It teaches you to take an objective look at what you do, 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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