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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Are you writing a memoir or an autobiography?

What are you going to call your personal story? A memoir or an autobiography?

What’s the difference? Is there any difference?

It’s important that you are clear about this because your potential reader wants to know this right up front.

According to Writer’s Digest:

• An autobiography focuses on the chronology of the writer's entire life
• A memoir covers one specific aspect of the writer's life.

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