Why be inspired by literary grannies?
These are the women who wrote before us, many are still active writers. Some are famous, some are little known to today’s literary scene.
I am a lifelong quote collector. When I noticed the low percentage of women’s voices in quote sources I started intentionally looking for women’s quotes to add to my collections. It has become something of a passion as has my passion for women writers. Each day in January you will read a quote and several different methods of prompting from list-making to sentence starters to questions to encourage deeper thought and reflection.
Why are Literary Grannies important to you?
In 2012 I started featuring Literary Grannies in my A to Z Blog Challenges and now, I decided to write specific prompts inspired by Literary Grannies for the same reason I started in the first place: to allow all writers to glean from the rich writing heritage from women, to hear women’s voices alongside men’s voices, to give a more balanced approach to inspiration.
Like always, I am open to the surprises which are bound to find me along the way.
This series (now a part of the Ultimate Blog Challenge) is also serving as a bridge to my new blog which will be unveiled in the middle of the month. In past blog challenges I have offered prompts under the "Let Your Words Flow" name. The Inspiration from Literary Grannies serve as a subset of that series.
I welcome your comments, your questions and your quote contributions. Please share the prompts with your writing buddies and friends!
In fact, as you read books written by women in 2015, take note of inspiring quotes. I would love to add them to my collection and may even write a prompt from them.
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