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Carolyn V. Hamilton

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Carolyn V. Hamilton is a multi-genre author, free-lance journalist, workshop leader and Success Coach for Memoir Writers. Professionally trained as an illustrator and graphic designer, she spent over 3 decades working as a marketing executive and copywriter in the real world of “Mad Men.”

In 2009 she founded www.adventuress-travel-magazine.com, the digital magazine “for women over 50 doing fun things”, focusing on essay stories from women about their personal travel adventures.

Carolyn V. Hamilton is a graduate of Antioch University Seattle and her other adventures have included two years’ service as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer and a stint (in her “younger days”) as a Playboy Bunny.

When she is not traveling, she resides in Cuenca, Ecuador.

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Writing about time and place in your memoir

Who are you, where are you, & what time is it?

Memoir readers want to know immediately who you are, where you are, and what time it is.

It helps them to easily join you in your story. All the basic questions have been addressed and are out of the way before the action begins.

How do you orient your reader in time and place?

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An excellent, emotional & compelling personal story

This is a poignant story of a child trying to find her way with no constructive help from the adults around her. It's a strong example of what can happen when a child has no parental guidance. It's a
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I thoroughly enjoyed this story of a foreign dancer's experiences with booking agents, questionable venues, and mostly male audiences in South Korea. The stories moved along at a lively pace, an
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Dan Ariely has presented a wonderful view of why we do the things we do and why we think the things we thing. This is a fascinating read, and as a marketing person, I learned a few new things about the psychology of buying and selling.
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"Funny with quirky characters. The antics keep you entertained and flipping pages. Fast paced read that delivers and will have you shaking your head."
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Depressed with her climb up the corporate ladder and struggling with “middle-age” insecurities, Heidi Eliason took a daring leap of faith in herself.

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