Quick! Name 10 famous women writers!
Why? Because today is International Women’s Day which I remembered only because of Google’s doodle.
10 Famous women writers I love
Maya Angelou whose words, spoken, written or sung always inspire me. Always. She’s one of my models for a life well lived.
J.K. Rowling – her magical Harry Potter series arrived just in time for me to read many of the early books with my granddaughter – delightful.
Margaret Atwood – if you haven’t yet read her The Handmaid’s Tale, you must. Particularly for this election cycle. At least, in my opinion.
Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, to spell out her full title. As a mystery lover I can’t leave her out of my list.
Alice Walker – novelist, poet, short story writer and an activist in the truest sense of the word.
Joanna Macy – for her writings on deep ecology and her writings about the teachings of the Buddha. She’s a wonder and another role model of mine. Years ago I did a workshop with her and it changed me forever, and, I believe for the better.
Dorothy Parker – a lover of language who regularly demonstrated the pen is mightier than the sword. Funny, observer and commentator on the world. A roll model of a different sort.
Pema Chodron – the Buddhist nun who writes so clearly about how to be in the world. A true gem.
So many more! I’m sure I’ll spend the rest of today and tomorrow thinking of other famous women writers, or women writers who deserve to be famous.
Who would you add to this list?
Write and read well and often,
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