Welcome to Week 8 in Friday’s Marketing for Romance Writers 52-Week Blog Challenge.
Reading outside your comfort zone—what is it and why?
As a rule, I stay within a handful of genres—my comfort zone. Reading rules are meant to be broken, though, and I have broken them because I like to believe I’m not small or close-minded or prudish. I believe in “never say never.”
However, there are areas outside of my reading comfort zone. Like fiction with Injustice and cruelty to humankind or animals, or aliens, or dragons. Oh, I wanted to see if you were paying attention. Sorry! I get enough of it in the news.
And SOME, I repeat, SOME taboos that publishers say we can’t submit if we want to publish with them–some are out of my comfort zone. Look it up if you don’t know what isn’t allowed in some or many publisher guidelines.
What you write and like to read is your choice. I admire people who fight for what they want. Thank God, we still have a choice.
Let’s turn this around. “Why” should we read out of our comfort zone? Can we stay in one little box and never experience what other authors have to offer, or experience different and new to us, stories and genres we might love? To experience emotions that words give us whether uncomfortable or not?
Can we read and still be a “little” uncomfortable? I think some of us can.
With so many genres to choose from, we have a choice.
We’re blog hopping so that means other authors are responding to this topic too. I’m curious to see if I replied to the topic the way it was intended, or did I get it all wrong. So, I’ll be hopping over. You can find participants with a click of the mouse to this LINK.
I’m glad you stopped by today.
I’m still making my rounds visiting this and Book Hooks blog hop.
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