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.

Posted in Creativity + Inspiration.

Jane Friedman (@JaneFriedman) has 20 years of experience in the publishing industry, with expertise in digital media strategy for authors and publishers. She is the publisher of The Hot Sheet, the essential newsletter on the publishing industry for authors.

In addition to being a columnist for Publishers Weekly, Jane is a professor with The Great Courses, which released her 24-lecture series, How to Publish Your Book. Her book for creative writers, The Business of Being a Writer (University of Chicago Press), received a starred review from Library Journal.

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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Lynne Spreen

Thank you so much. What a motivational boost!

Ursula Grey

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

Rosalie Ungar
Rosalie Ungar

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.


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

Cora Ramos

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

Ann Swann
Ann Swann

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


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Jan Deelstra, Author

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.