Browsing Archive: March, 2014

Something Completely Different

Posted by K. S. Dearsley on Sunday, March 30, 2014, In : Reviews 
I put my hand into the bag, and I pull out... a film: The Grand Budapest Hotel. I've seen it, and it's completely bonkers, but in a good way. It's a kind of fairytale grotesque alternative history/adventure/rom-com/thriller that rattles along like a steam train. There are top notch, often surprising, perfromances from a starry cast, including a host of cameo roles. Ralph Fiennes proves himself a fine comedy actor, and special mention has to go to Tony Revolori as Zero Moustafa the lobby boy. ...
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Sorry

Posted by K. S. Dearsley on Thursday, March 27, 2014,
I should have known that if I wrote a blog about how important it is to write entries regularly I would jinx myself. Three days of closing my eyes and pretending that I don't feel nauseous, and another two of trying to avoid feeling seasick when I move, mean that I've broken my own rule. I'm now faced with quite a list of work to do before the end of the month, but I hope normal service will be resumed next week. Fingers crossed.
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The View Outside

Posted by K. S. Dearsley on Sunday, March 16, 2014, In : Inspiration 
Sometimes a subject for a blog presents itself without having to think about it; something happens or a thought arrives in your brain and the words almost write themselves. At other times, the search seems impossible. You can trawl through old notes, leaf through the newspapers, go for a walk and nothing hits the right note. There's nothing for it, but to tie yourself to the desk (metaphorically or not, depending on whether the latter provides the kernel for a story about hostages or a magic ...
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Irritating Adjectives

Posted by K. S. Dearsley on Sunday, March 9, 2014, In : Linguistics 
Let me be transparent about this, I have a robust dislike of two adjectives that it seems no spokesperson can be interviewed without using in almost every sentence. It doesn't matter whether it's the police, a local councillor, a representative of the National Health Service or a head teacher, they all insist that they'll be introducing robust measures to ensure greater transparency in future, or demanding the same from someone else.
I suggest they look these words up in the dictionary. Not o...
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Save Now

Posted by K. S. Dearsley on Sunday, March 2, 2014, In : Coming Soon 
For one week only, you can buy Discord's Child and Artists & Liars and save 25 and 50 per cent respectively on the usual price. Smashwords is running Read an Ebook Week until midnight Pacific time on 8th March 2014, and I'm happy to be taking part along with a host of other authors. 
I started publishing with Smashwords in June last year, and I've found them really author-friendly. Their formatting might be a bit of a fiddle to begin with, but once you've mastered that they make it really eas...
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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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