I Hate First Drafts

I hate first drafts, and it never gets easier. People always wonder what kind of superhero power they’d like to have. I wanted the ability for someone to just open up my brain and take out the entire first draft and lay it down in front of me so I can just focus on the second, third and fourth drafts.

Goodreads.com. (2020). Judy Blume Quotes (Author of Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/12942.Judy_Blume [Accessed 12 Feb. 2020].

I Didn’t Know Anything About Writers

I didn’t know anything about writers. It never occurred to me they were regular people and that I could grow up to become one, even though I loved to make up stories inside my head.

Goodreads.com. (2020). Judy Blume Quotes (Author of Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/12942.Judy_Blume [Accessed 12 Feb. 2020].

The Best Books Come From Someplace Deep Inside

The best books come from someplace deep inside…. Become emotionally involved. If you don’t care about your characters, your readers won’t either.

Goodreads.com. (2020). Judy Blume Quotes (Author of Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/12942.Judy_Blume [Accessed 12 Feb. 2020].

Let Children Read Whatever They Want

Let children read whatever they want and then talk about it with them. If parents and kids can talk together, we won’t have as much censorship because we won’t have as much fear.

Goodreads.com. (2020). Judy Blume Quotes (Author of Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/12942.Judy_Blume [Accessed 12 Feb. 2020].