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Joyce Carol Oates is an American writer.  She has won many awards for her writing, she had an inborn talent for writing. She has made many fans of her novels. Today in this article we will look at the daily routine of Joyce Carol Oates. Here we will also get familiar with some of her facts and achievements. At last, we will also put our eyes on the things that we can from Joyce Carol Oates.

Joyce Carol Oates writing style
Joyce Carol Oates writing style

“Loneliness is like starvation: you don’t realize how hungry you are until you begin to eat.”

Who is Joyce Carol Oates

  • Joyce Carol Oates is an American Writer who born on June 16, 1938.
  • She has published 58 novels, a number of plays and novellas, and many volumes of short stories, poetry, and non-fiction.
  • She has won many awards for her writing, including the National Book Award. for her novel them (1969).
  • Oates taught at Princeton University from 1978 to 2014.
  • She is a visiting professor at the University of California, Berkeley, where she teaches short fiction.
  • Oates was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 2016.
BornJune 16, 1938 (age 83)
Lockport, New York, U.S.
OccupationNovelist, short story writer, playwright, poet literary, critic, professor editor
EducationSyracuse University (BA)
University of Wisconsin, Madison (MA)
Rice University
Notable awardsO. Henry Award (1967)
National Book Award (1970)
O. Henry Award (1973)
National Humanities Medal (2010)
Stone Award for Lifetime Literary Achievement (2012)
Jerusalem Prize (2019)
SpousesRaymond J. Smith​​(m. 1961; d. 2008)​Charles Gross​​(m. 2009; d. 2019)

Morning of Joyce Carol Oates

  • Wakes up early in the morning
    Joyce Carol Oates has a habit of waking up early. She is always a morning Lark type of person. Some days after waking up, she go for morning walk just for refreshing his mind and intaking of fresh air. She thinks fresh air intakes opens up all the channels in our body.
  • Breakfast time
    After Freshing up, Joyce Carol Oates haves her breakfast. She eats what she loves, there is no proper diet schedule of her.
  • Get to his working table
    After having breakfast, Joyce Carol Oates starts her work, When asked on her daily word count, she replied that she dont care of word count. she just writes what she feels. She said that writing is her hobbie and she follows it for her happiness not as an asigned task.

Afternoon of Joyce Carol Oates

  • Lunch time
    After finishing her work, She haves her lunch. As mentioned above that she eats what she loves and it all depends on her mood.
  • Back to desk
    After finishing her lunch, Joyce Carol Oates gets back to her desk to complete her ideas and thoughts for the day. She has a very broad minds, which helps her to think completely different than peoples expecations. If she is traveling somewhere then too she writes and work on her stories.
    (When I’m traveling, I can work from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. Alone, I don’t sleep that well. I get a lot of work done in hotel rooms. The one solace for loneliness is work. I hand write and then I type. I don’t have a word processor. I write slowly.)

Evening of Joyce Carol Oates

  • Keeps writing
    When she is in a mood, she keeps writing till hours, she call it a good day. And when she is not in mood or her mind got stucked, she likes to get out to some silent and alone place, where there she will be alone with her thoughts.
    “So if I’m stuck trying to work out a plot at my desk — I’m sitting right now at my desk. I really can’t work it out here,” she told Tim Ferriss. “I have to go somewhere else, preferably up the big hill. And I need to be alone with my thoughts.”
    “Sometimes the writing goes so smoothly that I don’t take a break for many hours—and consequently have breakfast at two or three in the afternoon on good days.”
  • Dinner time
    After satisfying herself for todays work, Oates have her dinner. Dinner depends on her mood and she loves and enjoys to eat.
  • Sleep time
    After having her dinner, Oates gets to her bed and recall the things which happened on her day. Thinking on these thoughts she fall asleep, next morning she wakes up and cycle repeats.
Joyce Carol Oates children
Joyce Carol Oates children

“A daydreamer is prepared for most things.”

Facts about Joyce Carol Oates

  • Oates was a member of the Board of Trustees of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation from 1997 to 2016.
  • She is an honorary member of the Simpson Literary Project, which annual awards the $50,000 Simpson/Joyce Carol Oates Literary Prize to a mid-career writer.
  • As a diarist, Oates began keeping a detailed journal in 1973, documenting her personal and literary life; it eventually grew to “more than 4,000 single-spaced typewritten pages.

“I never change, I simply become more myself.”

Awards and recognition of Joyce Carol Oates

  • Oates received the O. Henry Award for In the Region of Ice in 1967.
  • In 1968, she received the M. L. Rosenthal Award for A Garden of Earthly Delights.
  • In 1970, her novel Them won the National Book Award.
  • Oates’ work entitled The Dead won her the O. Henry Award in 1973.
  • She was also recognized by PEN/Malamud Award for ‘Excellence in the Art of the Short Story’ in 1996.
  • In 2010, she received the National Humanities Medal.
  • Oates then received the Stone Award for Lifetime Literary Achievement in 2012 from Oregon State University.
  • In 2013, The Black Dahlia and White Rose: Stories, won the category of Best Fiction Collection and received the Bram Stoker Award.

Things to Learn from Joyce Carol Oates

  • Always keep reading new new things, this makes your mind more active and broad.
  • Be a good starter, always try to give a good start to your content.
  • show dicipline towards your work.
  • Have patience and love your craft.
Joyce Carol Oates best short stories
Joyce Carol Oates best short stories

“Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another’s skin, another’s voice, another’s soul.”