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Last week, Akwaeke Emezi put on her life coach cape and dished out truths that every writer, artist, dreamer, and aspiring achiever should read.

In a series of 35 tweets, she lays down a guide to success that includes everything from setting goals, cultivating good work ethics, and figuring how to block out the noise of self-doubt.

The tips and advice are filtered through her own story as someone who went from being an aspiring writer to signing on to one of the top literary agencies in the world and subsequently locking down a publishing deal with Grove Atlantic

Emezi’s debut novel titled Freshwater is set for a February 2018 release. It is available for preorder HERE.

Read and stay inspired!

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Image via Akwaeke Emezi’s Instagram.

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I hold a doctorate in English from Duke University and recently joined the Marquette University English faculty as an Assistant Professor. I love teaching African fiction and contemporary British novels. Brittle Paper is the virtual space/station where I play and experiment with ideas on how to reinvent African fiction and literary culture.

One Response to “Akwaeke Emezi’s Guide to Becoming a Successful Writer in 35 Tweets” Subscribe

  1. Omenka Nwachukwu August 16, 2017 at 8:45 pm #

    Thank you so much for re-posting this! So encouraging and affirming and inspiring.

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