Today is International Women’s Day, and to celebrate I’m going to be sharing some women writers who have made a difference to me and my writing!
One of the first books I can vividly remember reading is Malory Towers, a six-book series following a girl at boarding school. It’s a series I read over and over again, and it’s definitely a series that got me into reading, so her books made such a huge difference to my life.
Whilst I don’t agree with some of what Rowling has done lately, it doesn’t erase the impact that her and her books have had on my life. I would not have started writing when I did without Harry Potter being in my life, and therefore I would not be where I am now. Taking the same degree, perhaps, but almost certainly without the same amount of experience and love of writing that I do.
Journey to the River Sea is a book that meant a lot to me when I was younger. It’s one of the books that made me actually feel something, and it was one of the first books that I properly, truly loved. That’s a feeling that I fully want to feel again; and if it’s possible, I want people to feel that way about a book I might write in the future too.
Let me know in the comments below any women writers who mean a lot to you, because I’d love to hear ones who have made a difference to your life.
Until the next time,