From Judy Blume's MasterClass


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


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

Judy Blume

Teaches Writing

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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]

Write timeless stories

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.


Students give MasterClass an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

This was wonderful! As a teacher, Judy eminates love almost continually. As someone sharing the process of writing and publishing, she conveys practical tips like, "start a story when the main character has a life change."

Given me the confidence to move forward and improve myself.

Great advice. Writing for children can be a discouraging business.

So usefull! Her vision of writing (as a job) helps me build my storyteller identity. Case studies are good material to consider for the rest of my writing life. I loved both her personal way of letting story to come and how she articulate the rest of creative process. Thank you Judy!


Ashley D.

I loved Judy's openness, vulnerability, honesty and love and respect for books. Her journey has been amazing and I am ever so thankful for her sharing it with us. She has inspired me to get back to writing and has given me hope.

Mary H.

My concluding remarks. Teacher says, "Thanks, Judy Blume!" Please be alert to global climate engineering, which is disrupting the hydrological cycle & contributing to glacier melt, sea level rise, permafrost thaw, coral bleaching, etc. Please research & share. (I'm in the bottom R photo in this collage.) Sincerely, Mary Hollowell

Shayne O.

I did as I usually do and watched each episode uninterrupted over a couple of days and so I haven't commented on each lesson but I truly adored Judy's engaging manner, 80 wow and so enjoyed Judy's professional and personal experiences over the course of her career. I was especially interested in censorship as my personal story or anecdotes starting at a young age to my early 20's will have some quite controversial additions and that possibly will upset both readers and family. So I guess show no fear.

Angela K.

Remarkable class! Thank you for sharing your time and your knowledge with us 🙏

Della R.

This a wonderful Masterclass. Judy, you go the heart of so many issues facing a writer, and with so much honesty and emotion. It really resonates with me, thank you!

Nathan C.

OMG I think I cried every class!! She is so full of emotion and after a few classes it was easy to feel right along with her. I feel very inspired. I read Margaret as a child in the seventies and I forgot how much it helped me understand what girls go through. Thank you Judy, for then and for now.

Josh B.

Thank you Judy this was great. I learn a lot from you and you inspired me as well. Thank You Judy.

Francesca S.

Judy, I'm italian and I am listening to your classes from Italy. I've never read your books, but after this I'm going to read them for sure. You have a wonderful soul and I can only hope to reach my 80th birthday with the same energy and willingness to give back that you have. Thanks for all your precious advices!

theodora Z.

Thank you Judy for such an inspiring course, also thank you Masterclass for organising this. Judy your passion and honesty shone through in every lesson. I have learnt so much that I can start to put into practice with my own writing.

Hope A.

Thank you, Judy. Your words of encouragement and sharing your writing journey have meant more to me than any of those how-to-write-a-novel books I've picked up over the years. We each have to find our own way to write our novels. This has been the most difficult lesson for me to learn, but your story makes me realize that I will find my way. I can't wait to go to Key West and visit your bookstore.