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    Writing in English or not?

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by Eefje258, Oct 20, 2012.

    I would like your opinion/advice on something.

    I'm not a native speaker, my native language is Dutch (Belgium).
    In what language should I write my ms?
    My dream is becoming a writer.
    But in which language is the question?
    My chances are probably higher in Dutch.
    But I do not like reading in Dutch as much as I like reading in English.
    That does also count for writing I'm afraid.
    I have this feeling inside that I would love my book more if I'd write it in English.
    If it matters to your opinion, I'm thinking about studying English and Dutch in university.

    Thanks! ;)
     
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    Write in the language of the market you plan to sell to. In most cases, that should be the language you know best. But your choice will determine what publishers you deal with, and what agents. Whatever language you choose, you should be more than fluent in it.
     
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    this is the third thread in which you asked the samd question...

    i answered it in a duped thread you posted yesterday... you should ask a moderator to merge your threads, so we don't have to repeat ourselves...
     
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    Sorry for that, can I delete this one, or who do I ask? :confused:
     
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    banzai can do it for you...
     
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    The other thread was his New Member Intro thread. Someone suggested he ask it here instead, where it's more on topic. That's why neither thread has been removed. It was an acceptable reason for multiposting.
     

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