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Early Learning

Posted by K. S. Dearsley on Sunday, April 5, 2015,
I didn't plan it this way, but it turns out that 'E' in my blog alphabet coincides with Easter. The first 'commission' I ever had was to write the story of the crucifixion and resurrection for my school newspaper. It was a small village Church of England primary school with only about 40 pupils, and I was one of the oldest, aged around 10. It was in the days when one of the three teachers had to type up the contents and roll all the pages off a duplicator.
    I wasn't thrilled to be asked. I...
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The Clock is Ticking

Posted by K. S. Dearsley on Sunday, October 19, 2014,
Woohoo! At last I've started the next stage of the rewrites of Discord's Apprentice. This novel's turning into a real marathon. I thought it would take six months at most, but fate has a way of making your plans look silly. Setting myself unrealistic goals doesn't help. I inevitably think I can get more done than I can. The result is, I miss the targets I've set myself and if I'm not careful, I feel a failure. Does this sound familiar to anyone?
    Before I go further, I'd like to say that I ...
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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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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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