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
Jane Friedman has 20 years of experience in the publishing industry, with expertise in digital media strategy for authors and publishers. From 2001–2010 she worked at Writer's Digest, where she ultimately became publisher; more recently, she was an editor at the Virginia Quarterly Review, where she led digital strategy. Jane currently teaches writing and publishing at the University of Virginia and is a columnist for Publishers Weekly. The Great Courses just released her 24-lecture series, How to Publish Your Book. She also has a book forthcoming from the University of Chicago Press, The Business of Being a Writer (2017). Jane speaks regularly at conferences and industry events such as BookExpo America, Digital Book World, and the AWP Conference, and has served on panels with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Creative Work Fund. Find out more.
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3 years 10 months ago

Thank you so much. What a motivational boost!

3 years 10 months ago

Inspiring to see these amazing women authors and hear them speak these words of power. Thanks for sharing.

Rosalie Ungar
3 years 10 months ago

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.

Shawnspjut
3 years 10 months ago

Starbucks, warm bagel with cream chees and this….Ahh! What an inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

3 years 10 months ago

Hearing the words and advice on video  from these great ladies is an inspiring way to start this new week/month. Thanks

Ann Swann
3 years 10 months ago

That was beautiful…I’m going to turn off Facebook now and get to work on my next book!

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3 years 6 months ago

Thank you so much for this. I’m at that drained place where my eyes have been tediously seeking errors in my latest ms, so this was the well-deserved refreshments at end of a parched spell.

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