Memoir Writing Challenge 2016

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I so love a challenge! In this coming new year, I have decided to stop telling others to write their memoirs and start writing my own. The great thing about a public challenge is that others do it with you and keep you motivated (hopefully) to continue on.

So, I am hoping you will join me in this memoir writing challenge. I’ll post a prompt each week. You’ll have a whole week to write something…a paragraph, a poem, a full page, maybe even several pages!

Along the way, I’ll be here if you need a nudge to break through writer’s block. I encourage you to share your writing … you don’t have to, of course.

writing your life challenge

Pop on over to the Facebook page for the Writing Your Life Challenge 2016 for extra inspiration. I’ll post the prompt for each week there and here, so you can visit either one.

Ready to get started? The first prompt will be posted January 1, 2016.

About Karen Y. Hamilton

Walt Whitman says about his autobiography, Specimen Days “…At any rate I obey my happy hour’s command, which seems curiously imperative. May-be, if don’t do anything else, I shall send out the most wayward, spontaneous, fragmentary book ever printed.” This is what I feel at this juncture of my life, the need to gather together memories of my ancestors as well as my own memories into some semblance of order. Because all of those fragments, all of the fragments that make up any life, become stories. I am the mother of three sons, who affectionately (I hope!) call me 'gypsy mom' because I tend to wander around a bit soaking in the universe's wonders. I am currently working towards an MFA in Creative Writing at Florida Atlantic University. I have published essays with Heritage Press, Florida Living, and the St. Pauls Review. I am currently working on a book of poems about the Florida Everglades pioneers and a memoir about grief and the bonds of friendship. I live in my hometown, Jupiter, Florida and work as a freelance writer and curriculum specialist.
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2 Responses to Memoir Writing Challenge 2016

  1. I’m looking forward to this as I work toward completion of my memoir book this year. P.

  2. Val says:

    I need the weekly prompts! Thank you! Am excited!

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