Comments on "Discomfort zones" - Faerye Net 2010-06-28T13:41:33+00:00 Re: Comfort zones 2010-06-28T13:41:33+00:00 2010-06-28T13:41:33+00:00 <p>YES! Excellent point, J9.</p> <p>I’ve been trying to expand my horizons in terms of country of origin, too.</p> <p>Am I understanding you aright that <strong>poets</strong> say they don’t read poetry for fear of corrupting their voice?</p> Felicity Re: narvelous 2010-06-28T13:37:56+00:00 2010-06-28T13:37:56+00:00 <p>I love your word! It makes me think of narwhals, so you know it’s good! Thank you for your kind words. It’s good to have friends’ good opinion of your courage to live up to! (Since revising this one is going to be a challenge, too.)</p> <p>I’m also glad to know my natterings about writing are resonating with somebody. I always feel a little self-conscious blogging about craft and process.</p> Felicity Comfort zones 2010-06-27T21:52:40+00:00 2010-06-27T21:52:40+00:00 <p>I believe not only in pushing out of our comfort zones in what you write, but what we read, as well. So many writers say “I don’t read poetry, it’ll corrupt my voice” or “I don’t read genre fiction” or “I don’t read blank kind of blank” but the truth is, there is something to be learned from all kinds of writing.</p> Jeannine Hall Gailey narvelous 2010-06-27T16:30:30+00:00 2010-06-27T16:30:30+00:00 <p>Okay, yeah, it was a typo, “narvelous,” when what I meant was “marvelous,” but then I thought: Narvelous ought to be a word being wonderful and nervy at the same time. Nervy in a good way—showing nerves of steel. And that’s pretty much what I think of what you write, Felicity. It’s all bloody narvelous!</p> <p>I always learn something and you make me feel better about writing because what you write makes sense to me and I wish I’d thought of it first.</p> Jan Priddy