Friday, July 19, 2013

Oates: “Write Your Heart Out”

Want writing advice from master author Joyce Carol Oates? As The Huffington Post noticed and collected, all you really have to do is follow the 75-year-old author on Twitter.

Oates is the author of more than 40 novels, including the National Book Award-winning them (1969) and three that were nominated for the Pulitzer Prize: Black Water (1992), What I Lived For (1994), and Blonde (2000).

"Read, observe, listen intensely!--as if your life depended upon it," Oates Tweeted yesterday morning. And, a little later, she reminded us all of something deeply important: “You are writing for your contemporaries--not for Posterity. If you are lucky, your contemporaries will become Posterity.”

You can see the full bouquet here.


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