Browsing Archive: September, 2014

Little Things...

Posted by K. S. Dearsley on Sunday, September 14, 2014, In : Coming Soon 
This has been one of those weeks when it's been time to catch up with a few bits and bobs.
    I was given the opportunity to have a poem ('Bare the Body and Hide the Soul') on Songs of Eretz Review, which required a short bio and 'poet's notes'. I'd no sooner sent them off than Steve Gordon put them online for the Poem of the Day on 9th September.
    There were proofs to go through for my feature in Thresholds about Samuel Beckett's story, 'Ping'. That should be online tomorrow (Monday 15th S...
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One Little Word

Posted by K. S. Dearsley on Monday, September 8, 2014, In : Inspiration 
People who don't write usually don't understand how those who do can agonise over a word. Would it be better to use a name or a pronoun? Is 'indicate' a better choice than 'show'? It isn't only a matter of getting the grammar right, or even of making sense, but a need to convey a mood, capture character or to be beautiful or striking. Does a word have the right rhythm? Will it maintain the pace and flow?
    A single word might have to fulfil several functions, such as showing a character's at...
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Four Legs Good

Posted by K. S. Dearsley on Tuesday, September 2, 2014, In : Competitions 
The good news this week, is that my entry was a runner-up in the Haynet and Lavender & White Equestrian Short Story competition. 'Horse Sense' is about a man who tries to reignite the spark in his marriage by taking his wife on holiday in a horse-drawn caravan. When things go wrong, it takes horse sense to save the day. All the runners-up will be published on the organiser's site at http://www.hay-net.co.uk in the near future, and you can already enjoy the winner, 'Be Careful What you Wish Fo...
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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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