The Times reports that Buchi Emecheta has died. She was, in my opinion, one of the finest writers of fiction in English of our time, both for style and story.
But I mention her career for the tenacity she displayed. The Times reports some of that but omits how she did it.
After leaving her husband, she set out to raise 5 children alone working menial jobs. She would arise at 4 a.m. to write each day, and kept this up for a long time.