Joyce Carol Oates On Launching a Writing Career Today

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I have a huge fond place in my heart for author Joyce Carol Oates. She is one of the most successful authors of our time. That is one reason why I love this post about what advice Oates would give if she were launching a writing career today. Her answers might surprise you.

A friend of mine was on a panel with Joyce Carol Oates. My friend is – as I am – a huge fan of JCO, so this was no small thing.

My friend was there to discuss ‘self-esteem’; Oates was there to discuss ‘self-promotion’.

(I forgot to ask the theme of the panel, but I guess it was self-centered.)

Someone in the audience asked the venerable Ms Oates what she would do today, if she had to launch a writing career all over again.

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