The Midnight Writer Genre Playlist: Sex, Romance & Heartbreak

  Need some inspiration to write your best-selling romance?  Or maybe you need to get in the mood to compose some steamy erotica – either way, The Midnight Writer’s Genre Playlist: Sex, Romance & Heartbreak will help you! Don’t forget we also have a specific playlist for Horror, Crime and Suspense writers too!  Visit us at … More The Midnight Writer Genre Playlist: Sex, Romance & Heartbreak

Women Writers You Should Know About #16 Ismat Chughtai

Women Writers You Should Know About #16 Ismat Chughtai   Growing up as a Muslim in post-partition India, Ismat Chughtai not only faced censure and subjugation as a female writer but actively sought controversy with her writing.  Celebrated as one of the Urdu language greatest champions, she was a progressive feminist at a time (circa … More Women Writers You Should Know About #16 Ismat Chughtai

Women Writers You Should Know About #15 Clarice Lispector

Women Writers You Should Know About #15 Clarice Lispector “So long as I have questions to which there are no answers, I shall go on writing.” ― Clarice Lispector, The Hour of the Star Clarice Lispector was a Ukrainian-born Brazilian writer, described as the best Jewish writer since Franz Kafka.  Fleeing the pogroms of the … More Women Writers You Should Know About #15 Clarice Lispector

Women Writers You Should Know About #14 Hélène Cixous

Women Writers You Should Know About #14 Hélène Cixous   ‘We should write as we dream; we should even try and write, we should all do it for ourselves, it’s very healthy, because it’s the only place where we never lie.’ ~ Hélène Cixous Hélène Cixous is a French feminist writer, poet and professor.  Considered … More Women Writers You Should Know About #14 Hélène Cixous

Gumballs by Michelle Foster (Inspired by Hills Like White Elephants by Ernest Hemingway

  Hills like White Elephants is a short story by Ernest Hemingway, first published in 1927.  It details a seemingly simple conversation between an American man and a woman, taking a drink at a quiet rail station near the great Ebro river in Spain.  As they wait for a train to Madrid, their conversation reveals … More Gumballs by Michelle Foster (Inspired by Hills Like White Elephants by Ernest Hemingway

Women Writers You Should Know About #13 Gloria E Anzaldúa

Women Writers You Should Know About #13 Gloria E Anzaldúa   “A woman who writes has power, and a woman with power is feared.”  ― Gloria E. Anzaldúa Gloria Anzaldúa was a creature of the ‘Borderlands’, a place where both English and Spanish were spoken and written, where America and Mexico collided, where genders were to … More Women Writers You Should Know About #13 Gloria E Anzaldúa

Women Writers You Should Know About #12 Fanny Fern

Women Writers You Should Know About #12 Fanny Fern   You may not have heard of Sara Payson Willis, or her pseudonym, Fanny Fern but you most certainly will have heard of her most famous quote – ‘The way to a man’s heart is through is stomach.’ Born Sara Payson Willis on the 9th July 1811, … More Women Writers You Should Know About #12 Fanny Fern

Women Writers You Should Know About #11 Elise Cowen

Women Writers You Should Know About #11 Elise Cowen   Elise Cowen (1933-1962) was one of the leading female poets of the Beat Generation.  A muse and lover of Allan Ginsberg (his heterosexual experiment), she was born into a middle-class family in New York and began to write poetry early on, after being influenced by poets … More Women Writers You Should Know About #11 Elise Cowen

Women Writers You Should Know About #10 Taslima Nasreen

Taslima Nasrin   Born on 25th August 1962, Taslima Nasrin is a Bengali Bangladeshi writer and activist. Fleeing Bangladesh in 1994, she lived in exile in New Delhi  until, in 2015, death threats from Islamic fundamentalists forced her to flee to the US.  Speaking after several secular bloggers were murdered, she tweeted “Was threatened by Islamists … More Women Writers You Should Know About #10 Taslima Nasreen