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#WritingTips Mondays: Zadie Smith's Rules for Writing

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Zadie Smith

We love to talk to amazing writers on Open Book in order to celebrate and spread the word about their newest books. But before writers get to that point, there are years of hard work, revised drafts, and false starts. For all of you out there who are in the early stages of your writing life, we want to share tips, encouragement, and tricks of the trade from some of our favourite writers. So we're launching #WritingTips Mondays, where we will highlight some of the best writing advice on the web. Whether you're working your way through a first draft or a fifth, it's always interesting to hear what fellow writers have to say about the craft.

We're starting things off with a bang, with Zadie Smith's rules for writers. Smith is one of the UK's (and indeed, the world's) top authors, rising to fame as a Wunderkind extraordinaire with her first novel, White Teeth in 2000. She's continued to publish acclaimed books and was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

Shake off the Monday blues and get motivated by checking out Smith's advice, and be sure to check out Open Book every Monday as we round up our favourite writing tips!

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