Zadie Smith is an English novelist, essayist, and short story writer. She’s written 4 novels that have received praises world over.

In her wealth of knowledge she dropped some tips for writers. Below are the tips:

1. Try to read your own work as a stranger would read it, or even better, as an enemy would.

2. Leave a decent space of time between writing something and editing it.

3. Avoid cliques, gangs, groups. The presence of a crowd won’t make your writing any better than it is.

4. Work on a computer that is disconnected from the ­internet.

5. Protect the time and space in which you write. Keep everybody away from it, even the people who are most important to you.

Author: Yemi Olarinre