Lesson time 1:48 min
When you finish this MasterClass and begin your next project, Judy urges you to foster the most powerful force in your writing life: your own imagination. As she says, “No one can have too much imagination—let alone a writer.”
Topics include: Closing Thoughts
Imagination has always been such a part of my life. Every kid imagines. It's just that some stop, or it's not so important to them. But my childhood imagination-- my making up those stories in my head-- that's never stopped. And that's probably been the most powerful force in my life, that I have this thing-- that I have this imagination, that I'm able to conjure up people and stories. That's it for me. That's been my life. And I'm eternally grateful for wherever that came from. My husband says to me, Judy, you have too much imagination. And I just give him a grin and I think to myself, nobody can have too much imagination-- let alone a writer. There's no writer who has too much imagination. The best thing for you to do right now is to start writing, or get back to what you were writing. And don't think about it too much. Don't over-analyze it. Just let it happen. Just sit down, start doing it, and good luck. [MUSIC PLAYING]
Judy Blume broke the rules. Her refreshingly honest children’s books were banned by hundreds of libraries and loved by generations of readers, who bought 85 million copies of classics like Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret and Superfudge. In her first online writing class, the award-winning author teaches you how to invent vivid characters, write realistic dialogue, and turn your experiences into stories people will treasure.
I feel like the luckiest human! Being invited to sit with Judy Blume while she tells me all about being a writer? YES PLEASE!!! :)
It was amazing to take a class from one of my all time favorite authors! I so appreciated all the lessons Judy had to share. I can't wait to get back to writing. Thank you!
This is such an excellent course. Thank you to Judy Blume and MasterClass for this wonderful opportunity.
I learned that you should be true to yourself when you write because it will come through loud and clear to your readers. Never just write something because it is "trendy" today, because maybe YOUR book is the next BIG trend that is waiting to happen and everyone is looking for!