Lesson time 1:47 min
The honest, everyday struggles of Judy Blume’s characters resonate with millions of readers. Now, she’s your instructor. Judy invites you to discover your own process by hearing what worked for her.
Topics include: Introduction
"Dear Judy, I think the main point of kids books is to show that things that happen to you also happen to other kids. It makes kids feel that they are normal. I thought I was weird for doing and thinking some things, but your books make me feel OK." That's from Brian, age 13. To me, this is a class about being free. It's not as scary as you think, but you have to be willing to take that chance. It's risky. And I hope that during the course of this class, you will learn what I learned which is nobody could teach me to write. I can't teach you to write. But what I hope I can do in this master class, is share with you what I've learned about writing over 50 years. The best advice I can give you if you're starting out, or even if you're caught in the middle, is don't give up. And don't listen to anyone who tells you you can't write because the person who's saying that has no idea what's inside you. I'm Judy Blume, and this is my MasterClass.
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.
Novels are not my kind of books, but after I made this masterclass, July transformed my way of reading, of looking at novels, and I start reading Smart Woman, and Iam loving it* Thank you July for your authenticity.
I felt Judy spoke from the heart and from a huge amount of experience. She has both empathy for her readers and courage to follow her inner guide.
Judy is real. She and her class has given me such inspiration! I am eternally grateful for the books :Margret, the unlikely event... and the lessons.
I wrote one book that was never published, and now I feel ready to tear it apart and tackle it anew. Judy was an inspiration.