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Marcus Speh is a German writer who lives in Berlin and writes mostly in English. Twitter: @marcus_speh | Facebook: on.fb.me/mspeh | English Blog http://marcusspeh.com | Deutsches Blog http://marcusspeh.de | Story collection to be published by MadHat Press in 2012 > | http://bit.ly/Hs6npD

  • Marcus Speh
    5 years agoReply
    Hej, thanks for reading my "Rites of Spring" — http://bit.ly/Ib44Tb — and for pointing me in the direction of your story, which I enjoyed very much. The voice was special—I rather liked the collision between the language which is rather modern, and the story context, which isn't.Looking forward to reading more from you!
    My Revolutionary Secret
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    Have you ever wondered about the Revolutionary War? Or any war for that matter? What would drive someone to betray their family? I have. And I still do. Please tell me what you think of "My Revolutionary...
    Livvy
    5 years ago
    thank you!! i appreciate it :)
  • Marcus Speh
    5 years agoReply
    Thanks for sharing! For those who cannot seem to keep up diary writing (I am one of them), there is a brilliant method devised by Julia Cameron (using however, advice from Dorothee Brande in the 1930s) called "morning pages"—something I've done since years. The trick is not to read them...but only use them to unblock the unconscious and ease into a daily writing routine. More info here: http://is.gd/n2yYPl (Cameron's book, The Artist's Way, is also recommended though it is a little...long winded at times).
  • Marcus Speh

    mumbled "Eine neue Geschichte..."

    5 years agoReply
    ...kommt bald. Nachdem ich jetzt auch eine deutsche Webseite habe (http://marcusspeh.de) kommt die erste Novella, die 3000-Wörter Geschichte "Liebe Vorm Balkon", eine Dreieck-Romanze, die in Berlin handelt. Genauer gesagt: auf einem Balkon.
  • Marcus Speh
    5 years agoReply
    Blogging is quite important though it can be tiring, too. I've written about this, blogging for writers, here: http://bit.ly/ooayGn —right now I feel a little worn out by all the self-marketing. I totally agree with your statement here. Focusing on the quality and authenticity of your writing is key.
    Marcus Speh
    5 years ago
    Well, you're very generous. I can't keep it up actually. Glad to find out that both a novel and my first story collection have now found publishers and I'm looking forward to pass the staff to them with regard to marketing—one of the few things that publishers can and should still do in this virtual world. Publishing excerpts at movellas.com should also be part of it so that people can engage with it on the go. What do you think?
  • Marcus Speh

    mumbled "Interesting site..."

    6 years agoReply
    ...I only just got here via Buzz Poole's article in Salon.Com on writers who don't read...looking forward to exploring this site and find out if it allows me to write and market a novel online or not. Interested in publishing in all its forms.
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