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  • Why do writers write? Because it isn't there. (Thomas Berger)    
  • The best way to become acquainted with a subject is to write a book about it. (Benjamin Disraeli)    
  • The skill of writing is to create a context in which other people can think. (Edwin Schlossberg)     
  • Western Europe owes its civilization to translators. (Kelly Louis)    
  • Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee and just as hard to sleep after. (Anne Morrow Lindbergh)     
  • Writers will happen in the best of families. (Rita Mae Brown)     
  • No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else's draft. (H. G. Wells)    
  • Language is an art, like brewing or baking. (Charles Darwin)    
  • Writing well means never having to say, 'I guess you had to be there.' (Jef Mallett)    
  • I was working on the proof of one of my poems all the morning, and took out a comma. In the afternoon I put it back again. (Oscar Wilde)    
  • Arguments over grammar and style are often as fierce as those over IBM versus Mac, and as fruitless as Coke versus Pepsi and boxers versus briefs. (Jack Lynch)    
  • We tend to look through language and not realize how much power language has. (Deborah Tannen)    
  • If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood. I'd type a little faster. (Isaac Asimov)     
  • The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place. (George Bernard Shaw)     
  • The process of translating comprises in its essence the whole secret of human understanding of the world and of social communication. (Hans Georg Gadamer)    
  • Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards. (Robert Heinlein)     


Press contacts, increasing the brand recognition... As head of communication at Film by the Sea, Sonja Barentsen has a lot of experience in these fields. The event was covered in various TV news editions over the last few years and has good coverage in newspapers, magazines and internet.

Writing and sending out press releases, facilitating camera crews, planning and holding a press junket or setting out a media strategy are just a few of the services that SBText can provide.

Sonja Barentsen has a good journalistic network in the Dutch provinces of Zeeland and Noord-Brabant as well as a Dutch network in the field of cultural journalism. In addition she is experienced in thinking out and setting up promotional campaigns (flyering, virals, etcetera).

Would you like advice or support in the field of promotion?
Then please send an e-mail to for more information or a quotation.


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