Throughout history, womanhood has meant many different things. Some good; some bad because of this women often have distinct and meaningful experiences. Separating them as a group well worthy of study. Women have found that their unique perspectives make for great prose.
We all have stories inside of us The Contemporary Women’s Writers Club exists to encourage as many women as possible to share those stories. Here are some other great writers that happen to be women:
Ursula K. LeGuin
LeGuin is one of the most celebrated living writers in the world. Woman or no, she’s enjoyed a shower of awards from her five Hugos to an incredible nineteen Locus awards. She is a living legend of Science Fiction. Novels like The Left Hand of Darkness and The Dispossessed have been universally acclaimed as has her book on writing – “Steering the Craft”.
The ninth best-selling writer of all time and author of the Harry Potter series, Rowling started her career writing from a council house in dire financial straits. A true manifest of the ‘starving artist’ she plugged away at her passion regardless. In her extreme success, the Harry Potter franchise has brought her great fortune. With some pegging her worth at over $1 billion.
Agatha Christie, the seminal author of the most popular crime novels of all time. Selling between two and four billion copies of her whodunits she shares her exalted pedestal only with William Shakespeare. Her first novels “The Mysterious Affair at Styles” and “The Secret Adversary” were the beginning of a long and powerful legacy.
There’s nary a soul in the Western World that hasn’t at least heard of “Pride and Prejudice”. Famous for her social-commentary and savage irony, Austen has been an important writer for ages. Her works put a watchful eye upon the landed gentry of the time. Thought they brought her little fame during her lifetime, they have inspired countless essays, anthologies and works of film. Since her resurgence in the 1830s, she has long influenced women’s (and all) literature.
There you have four powerhouses of women’s writing. Some newer, some older. All magical masters of the craft. We love writing and we love women. Most of all, we love women’s writing.