Browsing Archive: November, 2016

Aliens and Humans

Posted by K. S. Dearsley on Monday, November 28, 2016, In : FantasyFiction 
Why do people write and read fiction or poetry? I believe it's to make sense of the world, to learn about themselves and/or the human condition. Even if a science fiction or fantasy tale has no humans in it, it won't work if there's no humanity in it.
    When you write about the vastness of space, describe dust clouds around planets, or the power of black holes you have to do so in such a way that the reader can relate to them, have feelings e.g. fear of their power, awe at their beauty, or ...
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Blogathon

Posted by K. S. Dearsley on Sunday, November 20, 2016, In : Coming Soon 
I've been engaged on a blogathon. I'm conscious that I haven't been posting here as regularly as I'd like, and how irritating it can be for readers to visit a site and find nothing new. That's why instead of writing one blog for this week, I've written half a dozen to make sure that if life gets in the way of creativity, for the next few weeks I'll still have something fresh to post.
    I hadn't really intended writing more than one when I sat down at the computer, but the ideas kept coming....
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Open Channel D

Posted by K. S. Dearsley on Sunday, November 13, 2016, In : Inspiration 
Most writers can name a particular author who inspired them to write, but I owe a great debt to Robert Vaughn and David McCallum as Napoleon Solo and Ilya Kuryakin in The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Pitched somewhere between James Bond and The Avengers, the show had style and sophistication, due largely to its stars, who could talk into pens rather than write with them, escape killer foam or prevent baddies melting the polar ice-caps as if it was all perfectly plausible. My favourite was Robert Vaugh...
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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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