Judy Blume Teaches Writing

We are excited to announce Judy Blume Teaches Writing!

Judy Blume has sold over 85 million copies of her books worldwide, including Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret; Blubber; Forever; Summer Sisters; and the five-book series about the irrepressible Fudge. With a career that spans more than fifty years, Judy has been recognized as a Library of Congress Living Legend, was awarded the 2004 National Book Foundation medal for distinguished contribution to American letters, received the Margaret A. Edwards Award for Lifetime Achievement from the American Library Association, and in 2017, The E.B. White lifetime achievement award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.  She serves on the boards of the Author’s Guild, the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, the Key West Literary Seminar, and the National Coalition Against Censorship.

In her MasterClass, Judy will teach how to write stories people love. Students will learn how to take their own personal experiences and turn them into fiction for all ages. The class covers creating vivid characters, writing realistic dialogue, plot, rewriting, and editing.

In addition, Judy shares exclusive excerpts from the security notebook she created before writing her latest novel for adults, In the Unlikely Event.

Pre-enrollment for her class begins today at www.masterclass.com.


“This is my chance to share my experiences, my process, and what I’ve learned in fifty years of writing, in the hope that it will inspire and encourage you, and maybe even light your fire.” —Judy Blume.

“For an entire generation of Americans (including my own), Judy Blume’s honest adult voice became a central part of growing up. She taught us about topics no one else would even mention. As a result, her books were banned from libraries across the country, while at the same time her characters were being cherished by millions. The lessons she shares in her class will help those who write for children, but also those who write for adults. Her passion for storytelling will encourage writers of all ages. Plus, she’s just a lot of fun!” —David Rogier, CEO and Co-Founder of MasterClass