It should be common sense to not pick a fight of words with an author, right? They practice with those weapons for a living. An anonymous troll learned the hard way not to try and spew hate at J.K. Rowling.
Earlier this week, Rowling posted a tweet about writing advice. Like many famous authors, Rowling is often asked about how to write and what rules she uses.
While she's not a big fan of rules, she does have some advice.
I’m often asked questions about writing, so here are some answers too long for Twitter! https://t.co/atmzlUy2Cj— J.K. Rowling (@J.K. Rowling)1546931418.0
The response was very appreciated among her fans.
@jk_rowling The thing I like the most is that it's not, 'THIS IS THE GOLDEN RULE' but it's very 'you will find your own way, keep going'.— Bohdi Byles 🌈✨💛 (@Bohdi Byles 🌈✨💛)1546931488.0
@jk_rowling This is just what I needed as I feel like I’ve let my own fear of bad writing stop me from actually get… https://t.co/rkWoVXAH8O— Monse Ramirez (@Monse Ramirez)1546933150.0
@jk_rowling Thank you so much for rejecting those "10 Golden Rules" posts... I always felt like they would create t… https://t.co/GVdV5KlVeb— DeinTerrorpeut (@DeinTerrorpeut)1546934030.0
@jk_rowling "Forget the 'must do's' and concentrate on the 'you probably won't get far withouts'"=My new, life-mantra— Angel Chaparro (@Angel Chaparro)1546987591.0
Rowling even took some time out to respond to tweets directly.
Thank you! From talking to other writers I know that we all have very different processes. The only thing that work… https://t.co/Ig5nuSLDt1— J.K. Rowling (@J.K. Rowling)1546932107.0
I’ve always loved Steve Martin’s line: ‘Be so good they can’t ignore you.’ https://t.co/Ty8xhdhp1Y— J.K. Rowling (@J.K. Rowling)1546932883.0
However, here's where things take a turn. A Twitter user thought he could get away with questioning her writing and political views in a very rude way.
Spoiler Alert: He couldn't.
Question 1: I do the best I can with the talent I’ve got, but I know my writing isn’t to everyone’s taste. Question… https://t.co/P694ntBKvG— J.K. Rowling (@J.K. Rowling)1546934321.0
The troll tries accusing Rowling's writing of being "shit" and the writer herself of being "politically delusional". Rowling is not having any of it.
Despite the questions being very uncivil, Rowling responded very politely, taking each question at its word. That is until you get to the "implied" third question where she calls out the troll for what he is.
You don't get to be the queen of writing for nothing.
@jk_rowling 1. Thank you for the gift of advice. 2. Thank you for having the courage to express you views in an ope… https://t.co/UbkrpnJSmk— Adrienne Matheson (@Adrienne Matheson)1546935313.0
@jk_rowling That's why J. K. Rowling was, is and stays the queen.— Hannah (@Hannah)1546934378.0
@jk_rowling Clearly not everyone is going to enjoy another work and success, but the simple FACT is you bloody well… https://t.co/1x9g1xhG9j— Dustin Waltz (@Dustin Waltz)1546934621.0
@jk_rowling Madam, you are flawless. A truly classy lady. Thanks for all you've given and continue to give. You're a blessing.— Lugubrious (@Lugubrious)1546938464.0
@tayl3r_k @jk_rowling Totally agree, like they aren’t citizens !— Laurie (@Laurie)1546942963.0
The author of the Harry Potter series, Rowling is known for her sly wit when responding to trolls. She had an extended feud with Piers Morgan where she got him to unknowingly insult his own former glowing review of her success. And she's taken particular aim at President Donald Trump when he goes on his twitter rampages.