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

In a series of 35 tweets, they 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 their 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!







Image via Akwaeke Emezi’s Instagram.


*On 24th, May 2022, we updated the article to reflect Emezi’s change in pronouns.