Author Archives: robsparkes2013

Short Story: Forever

The following is a short story I wrote a few years ago.  It’s funny revisiting old work, but I think I quite like this one. Short Story: Forever. Advertisements

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Writing Groups and Quick Sketches.

Sketch #1 The cracked paint flakes from the window frame, settling like cigarette ash into a small pile on the sill. The wood is dark with damp, rotted and pitted with woodworm. I can hear the gentle shuffles and coos … Continue reading

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It all Starts With the Beginning.

I had been struggling with the first few lines of my novel for a while.  It’s so important to hit the page with the right tone from the outset, and to draw your readers in, but all I seemed to … Continue reading

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Back Again. Preparing the Query Package

Back again and looking for an agent. Continue reading

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Farrer.

Here is the second of my character introductions for my novel Tidemarks. If you like this then check out my blog for the novel here: http://tidemarksthenovel.wordpress.com   ‘Cheers, Mike,’ Farrer said as he tucked the package into his rucksack.  ‘They’re going … Continue reading

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Jay’s Character Introduction.

As the novel nears completion, more content goes onto the blog http://tidemarksthenovel.wordpress.com Here is Jay’s introduction: Jay ‘Well! What are you going to do about it?’ asked the customer, pointing at the space on the shelf where the Bicarbonate of Soda … Continue reading

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Years

Originally posted on Simon Sylvester:
https://vimeo.com/30501143 This is what happens when tree rings are rigged to turntables and a bit of programming. Absolutely beautiful stuff.

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