From Judy Blume's MasterClass

Introduction

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.

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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

Judy Blume

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"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.

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.

Reviews

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

I have learned so much about creative writing and writing novels. I am so thankful! Thank you!

This series starts out with brief sessions, and then deepens. By example, she gives strength to the sensitive. Thank you, Judy!

I am encouraged by Judy's description of her writing process. I like the notebook style of writing down ideas and later using those notes to pull the story together. I too have had an impossible dream of being a writer. I love hearing that Judy, in her late 70's is excited about their bookstore and loves what she is doing. It gives me great hope. Thank you.

Understanding how other successful writers connect the dots in their minds for stories.

Comments

A fellow student

I'm really hopeful that learning from Judy Blume is going to help me find my creative writing centre again which I seem to have lost

A fellow student

I am excited to begin my first master class and who better than my childhood idol to be teaching it. She is inspiring.

A fellow student

I agree, Angela. It means so much to have a beloved author tell me - even through a computer screen - that I should keep writing!

Mary H.

- sending letter of appreciation from student Paloma Keza at Mount Kenya Academy https://mtkenyaacademy.ac.ke/ We love you, Judy Blume!

Angela P.

Excited to hear more about your experiences as a writer! I am anticipating great learning opportunities.

Olena P.

Nice meeting you, Juy and all I am excited to be here and learn how to write better! Kind regards, Elena

Phil A.

As a middle aged man who doesn't write this kind of fiction, rarely reads anything close to her genre, and whose personal writing is more akin to David Mamet, when I signed up for the All Access pass I wasn't sure just what exactly I'd watch, but I found myself more captivated, interested, and inspired by Judy's Masterclass than any other. Thank you so much Judy for sharing.

Brent M.

Very encouraging...helps redeem some of the ways I've been discouraged about writing.

Susan W.

A question - there is a link in the Introduction PDF to "The Hub", https://masterclass.app.link/l6NBZM2OnH where we upload work. That link is broken. Is there still a place for students to upload work in the The Hub? Thank you.

Susan W.

Looking forward to this class. Having her as my teacher was the primary reason for me in joining Master Class.