#6 The 3 Keys to Writing My Africa Memoir

The black mamba in my yard of dust and scrub south of the Sahara, the woman's hideous smallpox scars, and a thousand other snips of memory. How did they become Vaccines & Bayonets? I found 3 Keys essential to writing my memoir—writing, reading good writing, and reading about writing. (If you're not a writer and not thinking you…

#5 A Break from Writing My Africa Memoir – Part of the Process

A Mental Break After working on my memoir of Africa for three years, often writing six to ten hours a day, I thought of the advice repeatedly given by the great writers. Take a break. Do something entirely different. Refresh. Maya Angelou even said something about each person deserving a day when no problems are…