Jury Member: Marc van Lier

Marc van Lier

During the five weeks in which you can enter for the Smut Marathon 2018, the jury members introduce themselves.¬† Last week you ‘met’ Tiggs, and this week it’s time for Marc van Lier to introduce himself. He is a writer of sex articles and erotica and has been a jury member for the Dutch Smut Marathon. He is in the process to making his site bilingual.

Marc van Lier is an alias that I use to write on my own blog or as a guest on other blogs. I have been blogging and writing erotic stories since the 1990’s and I have published two non-erotic books under my own name. Although I usually blog and write in Dutch, I am used to write in the English language for business purposes, as I have been working for international companies for like ages.

In 2017 I became a jury member for a Dutch erotic writing competition, after I had participated in that same marathon in 2015 and 2016. I respectively reached the semi finals and finals. It is a great honor to be one of the jury members for this Smut Marathon.

Erotica or literotica is a well underestimated genre, with lots of pitfalls and platitudes. A good piece of erotica to me must be surprising. Prevent cliches. Challenge yourself. Go beyond your comfort zone. There are three major principles that I advocate and will be judging on: ‘show, don’t tell’, ‘start with the throw of the stone, not with the run-up to the throw’, and finally, good use of punctuation.

I wish all the contestants big fun and lots of stamina in this great Smut Marathon!

Twitter: @Stout_Besigheid
Website: NBRplaza

~ Marc van Lier

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