Bestselling Women Authors Discuss Women Writing

Here’s a lovely way to start your Sunday. With a nod to Women’s History Month, Open Road Media has created a 2-minute video featuring bestselling female mystery writers Ruth Rendell, Susan Isaacs, Jane Langton, Mary Burton and more, sharing their thoughts on women and writing.

A couple great quotes from the video:

“Being as old as I am doesn’t stop me from starting something, or carrying on with a difficult job.”

—Jane Langton

“To be accepted allows you room to flower, to breathe. You have a great gratitude toward those who accept you.”

—Anne Perry

Click here to watch over at YouTube.

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Jane Friedman (@JaneFriedman) has more than 15 years of experience in the book and magazine publishing industry, with expertise in digital media and the future of authorship. She speaks around the world at events such as BookExpo America, Frankfurt Book Fair, and Digital Book World, and has keynoted writing conferences such as The Muse & The Marketplace. She currently teaches digital media and publishing at the University of Virginia. Find out more.
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8 Comments

  1. Thanks, Jane, for offering this glimpse into the lives and motivations of other women writers. It helps to relate in the quest for keeping it going.

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