The New York Times gets Judy Blume talking about writing.
Jennifer Goldblatt writes (excerpt):
“I didn’t know what I was doing,” Ms. Blume said “I was just free to write spontaneously, from the inside and not worry about what I was writing or anything else. Looking back, I can’t believe that I ever did it or was able to focus that well and that I did it all.”
. . . “I wanted only to write what I knew to be true,” she wrote in the book’s introduction. “I wanted to write the best, the most honest books I could, the kinds of books I would have liked to read when I was younger.”