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 would recommend this to absolutely any writer!
The class was all that I hoped it would be. I'm still starstruck, and how wonderful it is to hear those titles I read so long ago.
I like to learn (although I'm not always good at it), and this class was great for me. I don't know what kind of genre or age group I'll really end up in when all is said and done, so I'm trying to be well-rounded. This was helpful that way.
Thank you, Judy Blume, for sharing so much of yourself here and for creating the iconic stories that have meant so much to us all over the years. I thoroughly enjoyed your masterclass and I wish you all the best!