12 Excellent Authors on Twitter You Should Follow

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Written by: Alex Popa

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12 Excellent Authors on Twitter You Should Follow

Did you know that many authors have Twitter accounts?

They post quotes from their books or field of research, news about their books, and more.

This article will list 12 of the best authors on Twitter in no particular order.

There’s no specific genre either.

You’ll need to decide who to follow based on your preferences.

Read below to discover the list!

12 Excellent Authors on Twitter You Should Follow

12 Excellent Authors on Twitter

Here are my recommendations for 12 great Twitter authors.

1. Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho Twitter
Paulo Coelho Twitter

Paulo Coelho has more than 15 million followers on Twitter and consistently tweets bits of writer’s wisdom on his account.

2. Donna Lichaw

Donna Lichaw Twitter
Donna Lichaw Twitter

Donna Lichaw is a great author who writes about storytelling.

She has over 4,000 followers, but she’s worth your time; we promise that!

3. Joyce Carol Oates

Joyce Carol Oates
Joyce Carol Oates Twitter

Joyce Carol Oates is a well-known fiction author that wrote “The Accursed” and “The Falls.”

She wrote more than 40 novels and her Twitter account has over 200,000 followers.

Oates often recommends Goodreads books and tips on writing.

4. J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling Twitter
J.K. Rowling Twitter

She needs no introduction. Rowling has 14 million followers on Twitter, and her follower base is still growing.

The famous author of the Harry Potter saga tweets about many things and will amuse you from time to time.

5. Michael Hyatt

Michael Hyatt Twitter
Michael Hyatt Twitter

The author of “Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World” has over 250,000 followers on Twitter.

Michael Hyatt tweets motivational quotes and nuggets of wisdom about leadership, business, and motivational speaking.

6. Gary Vaynerchuck

Gary Vaynerchuck Twitter
Gary Vaynerchuck Twitter

Also known as Gary Vee, he’s the CEO of Vayner Media, an investor in Twitter and Coinbase, and the author of “Jab, jab, jab, right hook.”

He teaches people how to use social media to send the right message to the public.

He also tweets about quotes, wine, and cards.

7. Stephen King

Stephen King Twitter
Stephen King Twitter

Renowned author Stephen King has 6.5 million followers on Twitter.

He always advises on writing and tips on becoming a better writer.

Moreover, he tweets about anything, so anyone will find something they like here.

8. Susan Orlean

Susan Orlean Twitter
Susan Orlean Twitter

Susan Orlean is well-known for her nonfiction books, “The Floral Ghost” and “The Orchid Thief.”

Her Twitter account has 378,000 followers, and she keeps engaged with tweets about anything.

She also advises aspiring authors and sprays some humor in between her tweets.

9. Anne Lamott

Anne Lamott Twitter
Anne Lamott Twitter

Anne Lamott is a meta writer. This means he writes about writing.

He’s famous for advising on how to be more creative and escape writer’s blockages.

She has almost 250,000 followers on her Twitter page and is politically active.

You’ll find plenty of social justice tweets on her page.

10. Sloane Crosley

Sloane Crosley Twitter
Sloane Crosley Twitter

Witty writer Sloane Crosley has become popular with her collection titled “I Was Told There’d Be Cake.”

Her Twitter account has over 100,000 followers, and she posts anecdotes daily.

She also tweets about cute baby kangaroos if that’s more to your liking.

11. Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood Twitter
Margaret Atwood Twitter

Margaret Atwood is most famous for her novels “The Blind Assassin” and “The Handmaid’s Tale.”

Her Twitter account has 2 million followers, and often tweets about events, news articles, and her creative process.

She even offers advice on writing from time to time!

12. Marilynne Robinson

Marilynne Robinson Twitter
Marilynne Robinson Twitter

Marilynne Robinson is a novelist who won several awards, including a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2005.

Her Twitter account has 1,097 followers, not quite enough for her creative genius.

She talks about morality, science, and religion and offers thought-provoking quotes daily.

Conclusion

There you have it – 12 excellent writers on Twitter that you can follow today.

If you’re an aspiring writer or dealing with writer’s blockage, these writers could help you.

Some of these people are extremely famous for their literary works, so they’ll give some valuable advice.

Follow whoever you like on this list!

FAQ

Is Twitter good for writers?

Twitter is a very good platform for promoting your books. Many writers, including some of the most well-known in the world, have Twitter accounts.

They not only promote their books but interact with their follower base through other means.

You can talk about politics, religion, and society and offer jokes and tidbits of creative wisdom.

That’s how you become a popular writer on Twitter.

If you’re not famous yet, Twitter can become a ramp toward stardom for you.

It’s never too late to create a Twitter account and start garnering a follower base for your books.

What should I tweet as a writer?

There are many things you could tweet about if you’re a writer.

Follow some of the writers on this list and see what they’re tweeting.

It’s random stuff, but most have some things in common.

You’ll notice a hint of creative drive for writing in most of their tweets.

Their imagination never stops concocting personifications or metaphors.

Talk about breaking news, inspirational quotes that may go hand in hand with your latest book, book recommendations, and so on.

Retweet other people’s tweets as well!

A writer can be as free as they want to be on Twitter. As long as you don’t estrange your follower base, of course.

How do you write better on Twitter?

There are some things you should keep in mind when writing on Twitter.

First off, write with your audience in mind. You don’t want to write for yourself.

Because you are not your audience. Your audience expects a certain type of content from you.

Try being more creative and choose a relevant hashtag to get more exposure to your tweet.

Eye-catching images are another recommendation for aspiring writers who want to improve on Twitter.

It would help if you also had a goal for every tweet. What type of reactions do you want from your audience?

Why are you tweeting about this? Let them know how you feel, describe the events, and try writing in such a way to evoke a certain reaction from your audience.

With practice comes perfection!

Calls-to-action is also great at captivating the crowd and improving your exposure.

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Alex Popa

My name is Alex and I have a knack for social media in all its shapes and forms. I’ve dealt with such things for quite some time and I noticed that many people have issues with social media and technicalities.

Unforeseen errors, bugs, and other problems make their use of social media problematic. These things will be discussed amply in the guides on Whizcase.

I'll present the facts as they are, and offer quick and easy solutions for them.

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