Radical Approaches to Writing, Pt. 5

When last I posted on the Radical Approaches to Writing series, I was prepping for my Ikkyu (brown belt) exam in aikido. To pass, I had to master over 140 hand-to-hand combat techniques. Essentially, it’s like a really long kinesthetic multiple choice test. How would you respond if someone attacks you by… grabbing your arm, grabbing… Continue reading Radical Approaches to Writing, Pt. 5

Radical Approaches to Writing Pt. 2

Playground at the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. Photo CC. Courtesy of Stephen Oung and David Case.

(Migrated post. Content originally published 1/2014 on jennifermichellemason.blogspot.com.) Today’s post is dedicated to the Magic Ifs who just graduated from the Writing for Children and Young Adults program and VermontCollege of Fine Arts. These magicians are my colleagues and my friends. Their amazing creativity is a part of what inspires me to clear the authorial roadblocks… Continue reading Radical Approaches to Writing Pt. 2

Fighting Writer’s Plaque

(Migrated post. Content originally published 11/2013 on jennifermichellemason.blogspot.com.) 23,000+ words into National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and I have to say I’m feeling pretty good. True, I am about 2,000 words behind today’s target of 25,000 words, but I know I’ll catch up. After all, I had one very busy weekend and a few very… Continue reading Fighting Writer’s Plaque