If you’re a writer or aspiring to be one, Twitter can be an amazing resource for connection to others in your profession. When not working on their next novel or blog post, these five authors are exceptionally good on Twitter. Add them to your timeline, and start keeping up!
Melissa Broder tweets in an irreverent, confessional, self-effacing style that you will either immediately fall in love with, or completely fail to understand. She’s recently released a book of essays called So Sad Today, based on the Twitter account of the same name.
being a drop in the ocean of consciousness isn't my first choice but whatev
— melissa broder (@melissabroder) March 12, 2016
Tao Lin, author of Taipei, recently put out a book in collaboration with Mira Gonzalez called Selected Tweets. Follow his Twitter if you want to mainline the stuff straight from the source.
Only tweeting 2 things from now on: 'life just keeps getting worse' (when I feel bad) & 'life just keeps getting better' (when I feel good)
— Tao Lin (@tao_lin) January 7, 2016
Roxane Gay, author of Bad Feminist, tweets observations, love for the cookbook author Ina Garten, and, of course, feminism.
I have all the game of a girl who was a mathlete in college.
— roxane gay (@rgay) March 18, 2016
Gaiman is the author of American Gods, Neverwhere, and many, many other books. On Twitter, he’s usually interacting with fans and retweeting their fan art and cosplays. Other than that, he tweets about his wife and kids and the news of the day.
"If you were someone weird, is there a weird place people put chocolate? Like in the freezer?" My chocolate-craving wife, hunting chocolate.
— Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) March 20, 2016
Jamie Lauren Keiles
Jamie’s work appears regularly at places like NYMag and Medium, as well as the New York Times. On Twitter, she posts observations about being a writer, life in New York, and mundane things she deems worth exploring.
kristen stewart's new girlfriend looks weirdly like me, messing up years of carefully calibrated low self esteem
— Jamie Lauren Keiles (@jamiekeiles) March 17, 2016
He writes for Gawker and other online avenues, while tweeting about politics, Minecraft, and writing. Follow for the kind of opinion posting you can expect from a Gawker staffer, as well as must-reads from other writers and news from the blogosphere.
Everybody loves to self-diagnose Impostor Syndrome but not enough people diagnose plain old Impostor.
— Tom Scocca (@tomscocca) March 16, 2016
Choire used to be an editor at Gawker, but started his own little underground empire called The Awl. He now tweets about the news of the day, observations about New York and how much he loves the app Peach. Enjoy his tweets while you can, as he deletes the old stuff regularly.
We're feeding the possum in the back yard slices of ham now, it's like Neko Atsume cosplay gone very wrong.
— Choire (@Choire) March 17, 2016
So who’s your favorite writer to follow on Twitter? Let us know in the comments!