Interesting to read your take on writing as a form of preaching… I’ve often thought so too…
But that leaves with a serious question… why is it OK to read female writers, but not listen to them preach in public?
Thanks for the question! To be precise, I don't see any biblical restriction on the activity of preaching by women, only on the context. No preaching to men or to mixed congregations. (1 Tim 2:12). And of course, prophesying to a mixed congregation is fine too (1 Cor 11:5-6).
Just another observation to chuck in; I don't think there is even a whisper of a hint that the authors or editors of any of the Bible books were women, although in Proverbs their words are recorded as authoritative in some parts, eg King Lemuel's mum.
I don't think the reasons are entirely clear, but I speculate that certain types of communication are more inherently authoritative than others, and that the more authoritative they become, the less fitting it is for a woman to exercise such authority.
Books and writing just aren't that authoritative, I think. With the single exception of the Bible.
Ask me why, though, and things get a bit vague.