Women Wizards of Words with an Impact !!!

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‘A woman of very few words’ is often appreciated conventionally but a few of them are praised for creating castles of words in multitude. Today, The Style Symphony is going to talk about such wizards from all around the world whose words spell sheer proficiency. They created their most powerful impact with their writing and the world praised them for their work created on paper with pen. Writers, authors, philosophers, poets from teens to matured ones, there are umpteen of them but we are going to showcase a few most impactful whose imprints are still embedded on the manuscripts of time.

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Agatha Christie: (Crime Novelist)

Agatha Christie

Mistress of mystery, Agatha Christie was the empress of the genre and no one has dislodged her from that throne yet. Christie, trapped in a loveless marriage and stultifying existence, picked up her pen and let the words flow to form untypical characters like Hercules Poirot and Miss Marple. That typically English exterior held some mysteries of its own.

Barbara Cartland: (Author)

Barbara Cartland

The original pink lady; perhaps she has made her impact as the world’s most prolific and best-selling author! Cartland’s innumerable romantic novellas follow an easy formula, where stern jawed heroes always rescue limp and lissome women in distress and they ride into a rosy ever after. “That’s the way I have lived life”, declares the octogenarian. And no one can argue with the originator of the bodice ripper.

Ayn Rand: (Writer, Philosopher)

Ayn Rand

Remember when you read ‘The Fountainhead’ and wanted to be like that inflexible beauty, Dominique? Or fall in love with a brooding Howard Roark to live the ‘I, Me, Myself’ philosophy to the hilt? Rand’s (real name, Alice Rosenbaum) individualistic characters refused to bow to any circumstance. Her books continue to inspire and impact generations after her death.

Anne Frank: (Diarist)

Anne Frank

When Anne Frank died at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp just before her 16th birthday, a ferocious appetite for life was cruelly snuffed out. She did not die in vain; her book, “The Diary of a Young Girl” lives on as the testimony to both the evil and the courage within us. Her passionate account of life lived while in hiding, will always impact everyone’s power to move.

Helen Keller: (Writer, Visionary)

Helen Keller

There’s more to sight and sound and Keller proved that, over 200 years ago. Sans sight, speech and sound, she refused to let the curtain fall on her. Keller learnt ‘Tadoma’— lip reading by pressing finger tips to the speaker’s lip. She graduated with honors from Radcliffe. She published many books and articles, and travelled the world over making her impact which showed the light to others like her.

Simone De Beauvoir: (Writer)

Simone De Beauvoir

The ‘Beaver’ shaped much of European thinking in the early 20s, with her life companion, philosopher Jean Paul Sartre. Gifted writer, articulate feminist, profound thinker and traveler, Beauvoir was what every independent woman wanted to be. Her cult classic “The Second Sex” adjured women to acknowledge their shackles before breaking free of them.

Virginia Woolf: (Writer)

Virginia Woolf

Woolf’s prolific stream of consciousness had a unique focus. It shone a spotlight on strong and capable women figures which comes as no surprise, considering that she was a woman of substance herself. Carving a niche for herself with her impact at the turn of the century was not easy. But after that impact, all the world had to do was to enjoy her precise pros which flowed clear as water.


These wizards of words created and impact in the literary world which could never be erased and they are listed among the great literati. The Style Symphony salutes those intellectual wordsmiths for their contribution which changed the face of the world for better.

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  • Excellent choices. Very well written blog post.

    • Welcome to TSS. Kalpana. Glad that you liked the post. Thank you so much. 🙂

  • You should post a similar one on Men too 🙂

    Btw, do see the movie – The diary of Anne Frank – i loved it!

    • Sure, I’ve planed one already. Would post it soon. Though I’ve read ” The Diary of Anne Frank”, but not watched the movie. Will surely try to watch it someday. Thank you so much. 🙂

  • You have done justice while describing each of them. Certainly, you have read them well.

    And their wizardry has rubbed off into your writings as well!

    • Thank you so much Saket jee. Glad that you liked my writing. Means a lot. 🙂

  • Thank you so much Mr. Uttpal. Glad that you liked it. 🙂

  • salute to all these great writers, Agatha Christie is my favorite, I have read her first time recently and then bought her other books too.

    • Very well said, It’s difficult to stop after reading such legend. Thank you so much. 🙂

  • bushra

    Legends! Their words will be remembered forever. Wonderfully written dear 🙂

  • Purba Chakraborty

    I love all of them, but Anne Frank and Virginia Woolf are my favorites.
    Such a wonderful post. Great compilation. loved reading it 🙂

    • Good choice Purba. Anne Frank is my favorite too. Thank you so much. Glad that you liked the post. 🙂

  • They really are great!
    Wonderful list!

  • Nice compilation. My favorites – Ayn Rand, Agatha Christie, Helen Keller and Virginia Woolf.

    • Nice choice Somali. No wonder you sound so well read. 🙂

  • I am fond of ALL of them… Agatha being my fav 😉

  • Those ate not an ordinary women, those are the icons of their time and inspiration to the present time. They overcame the limits of life, won on disabilities, showed the world that a fighting spirit will not have a sight, but a vision. Amazing post Maitreni 🙂 Much happy to see this post on TSS.

    • Rightly said. These women are still the source of inspiration for millions and would remain immortal forever in the world if literature.
      Thank you so much Prasanna. Glad that you liked the post. 🙂

      • Yes, i they are immortals Sangeeta ji. I made a spelling mistake in the comment body, i edited to correct it 🙂 Happy blogging :))

        • It quite normal Prasanna. Even I do such mistakes in haste. Happy blogging 🙂