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Forum: Non-Fiction 04-09-2016, 09:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 860
Posted By Marc Haertjens
Don't believe what you read

Donít believe what you read

by Marc Haertjens


This morning, just before 4 AM, I had one of my recurrent doorbell awakenings. I was sleeping, dreaming profoundly, when I was awakened by...
Forum: Poetry 03-23-2016, 03:11 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 423
Posted By Marc Haertjens
Brussels 3/22

I
You
Them
Aaargh!

but maybe
Forum: Publishing 03-06-2016, 03:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,248
Posted By Marc Haertjens
Is there any place where they lock up people like...

Is there any place where they lock up people like you secure enough? Guantanamo?
Forum: Publishing 03-06-2016, 03:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,248
Posted By Marc Haertjens
:-)

:-)
Forum: Research Section 10-21-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,073
Posted By Marc Haertjens
Late-Tsarist Russia

Hi,

I just finished a novella, which is set partly against the background of late-Tsarist St-Petersburg, Russia. I'm planning to develop it into a full-blown novel, but then I'll need the...
Forum: Writing Markets 10-16-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,908
Posted By Marc Haertjens
It is, but since I'm trying to get into the...

It is, but since I'm trying to get into the anglophone market for the first time, I don't mind too much offering some stories for free.
I found this call for submissions through Duotrope, a site...
Forum: Writing Markets 10-16-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,908
Posted By Marc Haertjens
I'm none of these, either. I just sent in some...

I'm none of these, either.
I just sent in some stories and got a nice and personal email-reply to confirm my submissions two days later.
Forum: Writing Markets 10-15-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,908
Posted By Marc Haertjens
America is not the world

Hi there,

Pankhearst editors are going to publish a collection of short stories, titled 'America is not the world'. They are primarily looking for non-US writers' stories (although US writers are...
Forum: Fiction 10-14-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,657
Posted By Marc Haertjens
Liked it very much, butit amazes me it has not...

Liked it very much, butit amazes me it has not been moved to the adult section. Amazes me, but also urges me to put some of my own more risky writing in here (I never did, because I do not want them...
Forum: Introductions 10-14-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 670
Posted By Marc Haertjens
I guess you will find few of those here. Lucky...

I guess you will find few of those here.
Lucky for us, though, writer-ship is not a protected profession, like being a MD or a lawyer.
Welcome and looking forward to read what you've got to share.
Forum: Introductions 10-14-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 552
Posted By Marc Haertjens
You sure got me curious, I'm fond of new and...

You sure got me curious, I'm fond of new and extraordinary things.
Don't wait too long to show us, though.
And welcome, btw.
Forum: Introductions 10-14-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 509
Posted By Marc Haertjens
Hi Dave, Glad to have you. Looking forwards...

Hi Dave,
Glad to have you.
Looking forwards to see what your thoughts and imagination are about.
Don't worry, all comments on WB are constructive (or at least meant to be).
Take a look around,...
Forum: Publishing 10-08-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,238
Posted By Marc Haertjens
Interesting, I'll sure follow how it goes,...

Interesting,

I'll sure follow how it goes, might try it myself at some point.
Already have some questions: this exclusive contract with Amazon is for which volume of books? And secondly: does...
Forum: Members' Feedback 10-07-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,393
Posted By Marc Haertjens
I propose we all thank Poirot for bringing this...

I propose we all thank Poirot for bringing this up, using the correct button.
(Poirot, man, you might be in for the record score of 15.919 thanks received on one post!)
Forum: Contest Central 10-06-2015, 11:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,652
Posted By Marc Haertjens
I thank the overwhelming number of voters who...

I thank the overwhelming number of voters who liked my story best.
I've translated it in Dutch, and it will be published in the Antwerp Zoo magazine as an In Memoriam for Kharlan, the Siberian...
Forum: Non-Fiction 10-01-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,004
Posted By Marc Haertjens
Thanks Binx, That is my biggest problem. ...

Thanks Binx,


That is my biggest problem.
On the one hand I like using less-conventional words to obtain a certain effect, but on the other hand I still am a third-language English speaker,...
Forum: Non-Fiction 09-30-2015, 12:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,004
Posted By Marc Haertjens
About Lemmings

Here's a short non-fiction piece I wrote in Dutch (and published on an alternative news website) a couple of years ago. I translated it, to find out how you like my non-fiction (be warend, it is a...
Forum: Publishing 09-29-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,248
Posted By Marc Haertjens
I just found one Marc Arson (because the...

I just found one Marc Arson (because the gmail-account marc.arson@gmail.com was already taken), but I don't know if he's a writer. I'll check, thanks.
Forum: Publishing 09-29-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,248
Posted By Marc Haertjens
I know, and kind of like it. It's not as bad as...

I know, and kind of like it. It's not as bad as 'arsonist', is it?
I thought of giving it a double s 'Arsson', but that is an existing Scandinavian name. And people might start splitting the word in...
Forum: Publishing 09-29-2015, 02:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,248
Posted By Marc Haertjens
nom de plume

Hi,
I've always been uncomfortable with nicknames, pseudos and other avatars. As a writer I am very proud of what I do and I see no reason not to sign everything with my proper name.
Only one...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 09-26-2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 9,493
Posted By Marc Haertjens
You're so right. Those who are not convinced this...

You're so right. Those who are not convinced this is true should (re-)read David Foster Wallace's 'Infinite Jest' (Quite a literary work, I'm afraid.)
Forum: Fiction 09-25-2015, 10:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 507
Posted By Marc Haertjens
Nice piece, certainly nice suspense building. I...

Nice piece, certainly nice suspense building. I imagine this must be the first chapter of a longer story or a novel, am I right?
Just one remark, in my opinion it is just a tad too long, too...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 09-16-2015, 04:31 AM
Replies: 5
Poll: Poll's poll
Views: 508
Posted By Marc Haertjens
Icon10 In my aforementioned advice, I said a category...

In my aforementioned advice, I said a category 'other' was needed 'with this kind of question'. This is definitely not 'this kind of question'.
Forum: Writers' Cafe 09-15-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 5
Poll: Poll's poll
Views: 508
Posted By Marc Haertjens
Poll's poll

Just wondering.
Forum: Fiction 09-13-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 893
Posted By Marc Haertjens
Great, one of the most interesting experiences on...

Great, one of the most interesting experiences on WB up to now (well, still less then a month's membership ...)
If I were a teacher needing an example of 'tension building' (I know, not the correct...
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