Joyce Carol Oates is one of the most celebrated, successful, and prolific authors of our time. But did you know she is also prolific on Twitter? Yes, that’s right, JCO is all over Twitter and makes a regular habit of instigating controversy there, as well. Over dinosaur hunting, no less.
But a couple years back, she went on a tweeting spree intended to share her advice on writing. As both an esteemed author and teacher, she is someone worth listening to. And can you really resist the easily readable nature of tweets? They apply to all types of writing, no matter your medium, genre, style, or intentions.
Here are ten tips on writing from Joyce Carol Oates via Twitter: