7 Female Writers who Inspire Me

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7 Female Writers who Inspire Me

As a writer, I read a lot, and a lot of writers inspire me to write and develop my writing. As a female writer, I particularly enjoy reading stories and poems by female writers who’ve made it to the top.

Today I’m sharing the details of seven female writers that inspire me.

Sarah Crossan

Sarah recently won a lot of prizes for her beautiful novel One the story of conjoined sisters, written in verse. It is a short yet emotive children’s book that will make you cry and want to hug your sister. It is a stunning piece of writing and well deserved of the prizes it won, and Sarah Crossan has a real gift for storytelling in unique ways.

Holly Bourne

I wish I had had the Spinster Club series to read when I was a young teenager. It is a fun energetic series about three friends as they work their way through school and personal issues. The books look at OCD in teenagers, young love, divorce, feminism, sexism etc. Lots of topics that have been taboo and need to be discussed.

Malorie Blackman

The Noughts & Crosses series was the first contemporary trilogy I read as a teenager and it has stayed with me ever since. A fantastic reverse ethnicity story when Blacks are superior and whites are less so. The turntable of race and the events that occur, which hold similarities to the Jim Crow times in 1960s America, make these books harrowing and heartbreaking.

Jen Campbell

You might recognize Jen as a booktuber, she is also a poet and a writer – her first children’s book comes out in September! I’ve read her poetry collections, as well as a non-fiction, books and I just think her writing is superb. It is emotive and transcendent; I can’t wait for her next book!

Sally Rooney

I recently read and reviewed Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney and it is still on my mind. The novel is Sally’s debut; having worked in administration at the Restaurant she worked on novels in her spare time and one day walked out of her job and sat down and wrote. The book she wrote was conversations and it was fantastic. It is so well observed and fantastically written. I can’t wait to see what else Sally does!

Juno Dawson

Juno is an inspirational writer for many reasons. Her books are fantastic: fun, energetic and important. Juno is transgender and previously wrote as James Dawson. Her books vary from fiction to non-fiction, discussing important topics such as Gender, Sexuality and mental health. She is a fantastic writer and a brilliant role model!

J. K. Rowling

Of course, J.K. Rowling inspires me, she wrote my favourite series. But she also wrote Harry Potter whilst living on housing benefits in a tiny flat with a newborn daughter. She didn’t have any disposable income and every day was a struggle yet she managed to write nearly everyone’s childhood favourite novel.

Sally Wainwright

Sally Wainwright is the screenwriter of the popular TV series Happy Valley – addictive viewing! – as well the recent Bronte biopic on BBC. She has had a long career as a TV writer and her programmes are really good. I like the tone of her writing and look forward to what she does next.

There are a few of my favourite female writers to get started with! Let me know if you have any recommendations, or check out the 100 Women Writer’s challenge I’m taking part in here!

Happy Reading!

Love Ellie x

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