Narrative Writing

3-14-2013 7-05-29 AM

Narrative Structure

This is a Power Point presentation that shows the narrative pattern of organization in writing.


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 Narrative Writing

  1. David Powell says:

    Hello Kaz,

    I see that you are very busy, and in a very interesting way, so I feel a little guilty about this email. (I was brought up Calvinist Methodist, so even now, I have a fine line in guilt.)

    I contacted you last year about reading and reviewing my book ‘The 16th Song’, which has been described by one who know as a ‘literary concept’ novel, and you said you would.

    But I can see that since then things have changed, your email address for example, and you may not now be able to do it.

    If that is the case, could you let me know?

    In the meantime good luck with your writing and blogging,


    See my Blog here And my novel’The 16th Song’ishere


    • Hi David, you are right; shortly after I started reviewing books, I finally landed a job teaching at a community college, and my life became very busy. I’m so sorry I did not read your book yet. I do still have it on my Kindle, and I will read it the first week of April (Spring Break). I’ve moved it to the top of my Kindle files. 🙂 Thanks for contacting me. I know how important it is to bring in reviews on your books! Best to you; I’ll get with you again in April. Karen

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