Browsing Archive: May, 2013

Homework

Posted by K. S. Dearsley on Sunday, May 26, 2013, In : Inspiration 
It's a bank holiday, the sun's shining at last, so what am I doing indoors blogging? I couldn't stay away, not when I have some information about something to put in your diary. The artists at The Grid studios in Harborough Magna will be taking part in Warwickshire Open Studios from Saturday 29th June to Sunday 14th July. It's a chance to meet the artists and see how they work as well as get a first glimpse of their latest pieces. Go here to find out more.
That's it, I'm off to do some readi...
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Idiot!

Posted by K. S. Dearsley on Sunday, May 19, 2013,
You'd have to be a real amateur to send your work out without keeping a copy, wouldn't you? That's what I've always thought, but maybe I won't be so judgemental in future.
When I received a letter from The Letters Page magazine thanking me for responding to their call for handwritten letters about writing letters (got that?), I was really pleased that although the editors hadn't chosen it for publication, they did 'enjoy the sensitive discussion of correspondence and the strong sense of place...
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Generations

Posted by K. S. Dearsley on Sunday, May 12, 2013, In : Reviews 
Today, I have good news and... good news! The latest Iyessi song is now on my Discord's Child page, and my flash story, 'A Matching Pair', which came third in the Bowers Gifford & North Benfleet Residents' Association competition, can be read on the association's website. It's great when your work appears somewhere new and you can feel that it's being read by people who otherwise would never come across it. Will it last generations? The odds are against it.
Even authors who write the bestsel...
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All Change

Posted by K. S. Dearsley on Sunday, May 5, 2013,
I've been reading an old book of my mother's, A Loving Spirit, by Daphne du Maurier. This edition was published in 1948. It still has spaces between quotation marks and the beginning of a sentence and the punctuation at the end, and between the end of a word and punctuation other than commas e.g. " Help ! ". I had thought that this died out in the 19th century, but it obviously survived far longer. 
Even since I started writing for publication there have been changes in standard formatting. I...
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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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