Blog-link: Self-Trust and Voice

DebE —  May 3, 2012 — Leave a comment

One of the best blogs I have had the privilege to find in recent times is that of Jayrod Garrett: outcast, teacher, writer. Jayrod writes about issues that matter to him with eloquence and he’s not afraid of potential controversy (on that score, he says the kinds of things I wish I had the guts to say). When he completes his major work in progress and presents it to the world, I have little doubt it will be compelling. In the mean time, this man has much to teach the world through his blog posts. As a military man, he’s seen it all.

Anyway, I’m terrified of talking people up – 1. Because you might disagree with me and judge me poorly because you feel I put you wrong, and 2. Because I might be putting pressure on this fellow to perform! But I’m doing it, anyway.

Also, if you don’t like what he has to say, each week he points you in the direction of several other blogs with his weekly “Mashup”. Full Service. I like it.

“But once you have found your comfort zone, push the envelope of your abilities.  You do not learn to walk without failure, and you will not learn how to write without failure.” — The First OG




Deb E was born in New Zealand’s North Island, but her parents corrected that within months, moving south to Dunedin and staying there. Childhood nights were spent falling asleep to cover versions of Cliff Richard and the Shadows and other Rock ’n Roll classics played by her father’s band, and days were spent dancing to 45 LPs. Many of her first writing experiences were copying down song lyrics. She graduated to scientific reports when she studied a nematophagus fungus in the Zoology department of the University of Otago, trading all traces of popularity for usefulness… then traded both for fiction. Mum of one human & four fur-babies.

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