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.
After a few of the sessions, I felt like Judy Blume was sitting in my living room talking directly to me. She knew exactly what information and encouragement I needed to energize me to get on track with my book. Thank you, Judy!
This coarse not only taught me how to improve my writing , but also to be myself! I love Judy and her work! Thanks Master class!
I was pulled in by her trailer about Writing Process -- it's very analogous to the challenges I face in the editing room as a nonfiction filmmaker. Getting the mess out. But what will stay with me always is Judy's humanity. You see how she chokes up at every memory and every turn--that's how to live and how to live a creative life: to love.
This was a wonderful class. So much to think about! Part of the beauty of the experience was being able to "get to know" Judy Blume. Loved it!