10 authors that rock social media

Increasingly writers found a new way to spread the word, their books, their stories, their articles. This is a new era of several storytellers, a new way to get into their readers. We searched on the web for the 10 best doing this, and we found this great article from The Guardian.

Here are the 10 writers that rock on social media:

If you search for his status on Tumblr or Twitter, you’ll see that he’s always ready to a have a chat with you. The British fantasy writer is one of the best responding to their fans. Sometimes she has to deal with weird, but also great questions from fans. This one is very tricky. Click this link to check how fans can be very… different. Ask your’s as well. Feel free.

Here another beautiful example:

“I want to be an author when I grow up. Am I insane?” — powertothepencil

‘Yes. Growing up is highly overrated. Just be an author.’ — Neil Gaiman


Paulo Coelho

Brazilian author, Paulo Coelho, has an empire of fans. Online and Offline. On Facebook he has over 25 million likes, on Instagram goes up to 230k and on Twitter 29.6K. Mostly he  writes inspirational quotes with snapshots of his life and travels.


Margaret Atwood

This Canadian poet, novelist, and literary critic puts brilliance and elegance in every book, every story. Online she does exactly the same. She’s an avid tweeter and known for bursts of creative inspiration such as

The Man Booker prize winner has said she always tries everything. She inhabits traditional and digital spaces with the same brilliance that her stories traverse real and speculative worlds. She’s an avid tweeter, known for bursts of creative inspiration such as designing superheroes inspired by her fan’s Twitter avatars.


Teju Cole

According to this Nigerian-American writer his inspiration comes from the web. Teju Cole decided to publish Hafiz, a short story about an ailing homeless man, on Twitter. He “wanted the story to feel emergent,” so he asked friends to post different parts of the story then retweeted them in order to create the narrative.


Ursula K Le Guin

Ursula Kroeber Le Guin is an American author of novels, children’s books, and short stories. Careful with this name, because when you try to write something about her on the search engine will give such great quotes that you will share it for sure. She’s over 25k likes on Facebook, but the truth is: her sentences go viral in a flash.


Salman Rushdie

The British Indian novelist and the author of 11 novels. On Twitter just a few followers but he’s quite active, and he’s a vocal defender of freedom of expression.


Gary Shteyngart

Well Gary Shteyngart is one pf those writers that really worth to follow on Twitter. On Facebook and Instagram he’s also very active and with interesting ideas and photos.


Haruki Murakami

The japanese writer said: “After so long, I want to exchange emails with readers”. And so he became a literary agony uncle, with 40,000 questions and dilemmas submitted so far to Mr Murakami’s Place.  Good luck Mr Murakami.


David Mitchell

Wrote The Right Sort, a short story written specifically for Twitter, starts normally enough; but then we discover the protagonist has taken one of his mum’s Valium pills. The drug kicks in mid-story, and that’s when things get interesting. “Valium breaks down the world into bite-sized sentences. Like this one. All lined up. Munch-much.”


Veronica Roth

The novelist started a Tumblr called The Art of Not Writing. a place where the author writes tips about writing and book-related updates with popular internet memes. She taps into the popularity of animated gifs to respond to fan questions and joins in on broader conversations on the web.


Originally posted on The Guardian


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