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.
Great, Blume touches all the bases. Most encouraging. Offers excellent tips. Seems like she's addressing you individually.
Fascinating to hear a successful writer discuss her process. Very inspirational as well.
I truly loved this class! Everything I learned was totally new and useful for me because I am just beginning to write. Judy Blume is an excellent teacher/mentor and I could not have enjoyed her more. She brought out many things that I hadn't thought about and shared so personally that I felt I knew her. The insights, the personal confessions, the motivation - all wonderful!
Judy Blume is a great teacher and she has taught me to let go and not overanalyze everything.