Author Archives: Karen Y. Hamilton

About Karen Y. Hamilton

Karen leads workshops in Creative Writing, Poetry and Journal Therapy, and Memoir Writing. She has studied genealogy and personal histories since 1987, lecturing and leading workshops on Memoir Writing and Journaling to the community since 1998. Karen holds a BA in English and has studied Literature, Business, and Education at the graduate level. She is a former college instructor of English Composition and Reading. In the past, Karen has worked as a high school & middle school teacher. She currently works as a Curriculum Specialist and is an MFA Creative Writing student at Florida Atlantic University.

Time & Memory

Time keeps doing its thing, sometimes catching up with us, sometimes slipping sideways and eluding us. We mostly don’t pay any attention. Something in us wants to keep returning to the past and wondering if we could have done things … Continue reading

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Dating After 50

 I’ve only been looking into this whole dating after 50 thing for about two months. Apparently, the rules have changed. To me though, the rules are the same. I’m still looking for men my age, so for them, the rules … Continue reading

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Goodbye Brooklyn Hobo

I said goodbye to a beautiful, gentle man, Alexander Procho, author of Tales of the Brooklyn Hobo. I am very sad to report that on September 22, 2016 at 1:47 p.m. Alex passed away to his Holy Mountain. I will … Continue reading

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Whitman Writing Quotes

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Before the Fall (Book Review)

Before the Fall by Noah Hawley This is not normally my favorite genre, but I was intrigued by the description. I was pleasantly surprised to find myself unable to put the story down. The premise – struggling artist meets wife … Continue reading

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Writing Poetry – Accessible or Organic?

April 29, 2016 In the MFA program at University of N.C. Wilmington, I was told to make my poetry accessible and understandable. It has occurred to me that this is strange advice actually. Are the Imagists accessible and understandable? Personally, … Continue reading

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Virtual Town Cheats

March 11, 2016 This is not an exhaustive list, but it is pretty close. There are about six more bugs that are not listed here (haven’t found them yet), one more mineral, and quite a few more hybrids.

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Writing Your Life Challenge Prompt #4

There is within your life a central theme – life change. Make a list of the crucial events in your life. Start with your birth (did something extraordinary happen when you were born?) and then move on through your childhood, … Continue reading

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Writing Your Life Challenge Prompt #3

As with Favorites, Firsts lead you into deeper territory. The first anything is usually a memorable experience and quite often marks a change in our lives. Try to write at least a paragraph for each suggested topic. Remember, these paragraphs … Continue reading

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Writing Your Life Challenge Prompt #2

January 8, 2016 Favorites Writing about a favorite thing, person, or place gives you short vignettes that you can add to your larger memoir. Perhaps the paragraph about your favorite house will fit in with your overall theme of moving … Continue reading

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