San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) October 10, 2012
Author Lynn Cook Henriksen, aka The Story Woman, is now releasing forty true stories about all kinds of mothers from all sorts of places, one telling tale at a time. The intimate bio-vignettes, written by daughters and sons who followed the award-winning guide, “TellTale Souls Writing the Mother Memoir: How to Tap Memory and Write Your Story Capturing Character & Spirit,” have the power to move people and change awareness. Readers and writers find that whether the relationship with mother was good or bad, Henriksen’s five-step “TellTale Souls Method” proves why it’s important to take time today to write a bio-vignette about a significant mother figure to keep her character and spirit alive now and into the future.
“If you could tell just one small story that would capture your mother's character and keep her spirit alive for future generations, what would it be?” The “Mother Memoir” is special kind of memoir with a distinct and refreshing difference, one that adds new twists inviting readers and writers into a spirited and soulful world. Henriksen knows tapping memory and learning to write with honesty about intimate, often trying, relationships is the most valuable form of writing, as well as a profound way to understand one’s first connection with the world. Henriksen reveals how the book takes readers on a journey through emotional terrain to access the deepest spiritual truths of intimate relationships while learning to write short, true stories (bio-vignettes, a term she coined). The book is a soulful gift to writers and to would-be writers, because the significance of “Keeping Spirits Alive” through writing the “Mother Memoir” has the power to move people and change awareness, while linking spirits and connecting to the universality of the female soul.
Praise for the book by Zoe FitzGerald Carter, author of “Imperfect Endings: A Daughter's Story of Love, Loss and Letting Go” — “TellTale Souls” is an inspired guide for those who want to explore the loving but complex emotional terrain that exists with our mothers. With gentle encouragement, Henriksen invites us to journey into our pasts, skillfully laying bare the nature of memory itself. An eloquent exploration of creativity and memory for writers and non-writers alike.”
Lynn Cook Henriksen, aka The Story Woman, is the founder of “TellTale Souls,” an enterprise promoting writing memoir creatively through workshops, story salons, speaking presentations, and her new award-winning guidebook, "TellTale Souls Writing the Mother Memoir: How to Tap Memory and Write Your Story Capturing Character & Spirit." The book demystifies the writing process for people new to writing, and professional authors will encounter abundant food for thought and innovative techniques to get their creative juices flowing. As an intuitive leader, Henriksen discovered a profound way to keep spirits alive after witnessing Alzheimer’s disease ravage her mother’s mind. She has helped hundreds of daughters and sons capture in brief memoirs the memories and feeling they never thought they could record.
Lynn Henriksen, Public Relations
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