I’m over halfway through the final editing of my third memoir, LSD and Beyond, about taking it as a research subject in 1964. I’m having fun adding a few photographs to the text. In this book, the photos are black and white. If I were an artist I would draw wild multi-color images to describe … Read morePutting Photos in My LSD Book
My next book, “LSD and Beyond: How Being a Research Subject Transformed My Life” has moved to a new stage. It’s left my Windows computer, where I write, to my old Mac, where I use a Mac-only formatting program called Vellum. I’ve got the photos already on the Mac and soon will install them. This … Read moreMy LSD Book Is Almost Done
Sometimes when I work on my memoirs I feel like I am living in the past and ignoring the present. Thinking about romances or travels, I can get caught up in describing the clothes I wore then or in trying to evoke my emotions on a particular train ride as it arrived at the station … Read moreLiving in the Past as I Write Memoirs?
To start memoirs, start with list-making. You can do this on a computer or on paper, at home or in a coffee shop, wherever you want. When I got serious about writing about my lfe, I decided right away that I would write a series of books. I did this because various parts of my … Read moreStart Your Memoirs By Making a List
A friend asked me yesterday, “How do you remember things for your memoirs?” “I’ve been obsessive about journaling since I was quite young,” I said. “If I had to write my memoirs without those journals, I don’t think I could do it.” I waved my large 1973 journal at him and showed my tiny but … Read moreRemembering Your Past to Put It in a Memoir