Tiburon, California (PRWEB) July 31, 2012
Author Lynn Cook Henriksen, aka The Story Woman, in a recent interview featured on Judith Marshall’s blog, “Husbands May Come and Go but Friends are Forever,” shows readers and writers how to breathe new life into writing memoir. Henriksen tells of the need to lead the way for writers of any genre to capture the spirit of fictional or nonfictional characters vital to every story. The award-winning “TellTale Souls Writing the Mother Memoir: How to Tap Memory and Write Your Story Capturing Character & Spirit” takes readers and writers deep into the heart and soul of writing.
Henriksen, believing it was time to shake things up on the memoir scene, to put unique technique within the grasp of any writer—aspiring or professional, wrote the recently acclaimed guidebook “TellTale Souls Writing the Mother Memoir: How to Tap Memory and Write Your Story Capturing Character & Spirit”. The book, detailing an innovative five-step method that moves writers in a new direction through the use of unique technique and focus to creatively write memoir, is breathing new life into the world of memoir. While reiterating age-old principles, Henriksen introduces a method for writing memoir with a distinct and refreshing difference, adding new twists that invite readers and writers into a spirited and soulful world.
Review: David Watts, a top San Francisco physician, an award-winning poet/writer/television producer, an NPR Commentator, and a classically trained musician, speaks his mind on the merits of Henriksen’s method. “Memoir is tricky business. It requires allegiance to the truth and, at the same time, the ability to craft a compelling story. Questions arise: How to access memory? What is important? What about sequencing? Where is the borderline of fiction? Through “TellTale Souls Writing the Mother Memoir: How to Tap Memory and Write Stories Capturing Character & Spirit,” Lynn Henriksen dissects the idea of memoir into its many invisible parts and shows us a framework for making it all come together. She gives activities, prompts, examples and if we worry the process is becoming too mechanical, passes along advice as to how to go about accessing the deepest spiritual truths. In the end, and with her guidance, we might not only make literature out of memory but be blessed with unexpected enrichments of spirit.” —H. David Watts, M.D., author of “Bedside Manners and The Orange Wire Problem and Other Tales from the Doctor’s Office”
Lynn Cook Henriksen, aka The Story Woman, is the founder of “TellTale Souls,” an enterprise promoting writing memoir creatively through workshops, classes, speaking presentations, and her new 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.
Author Interview: http://bit.ly/LVBfeN