"To run after a shadow and learn to describe it is exactly how writing a mother memoir feels."
Tiburon, CA (PRWEB) August 21, 2012
Author Lynn Cook Henriksen, aka The Story Woman, is now demystifying the art of writing memoir for writers of all levels at Hibiscus House, where the chance to win the award-winning guidebook, “TellTale Souls Writing the Mother Memoir: How to Tap Memory and Write Your Story Capturing Character & Spirit,” is available just by showing up and saying hello this week only.
Henriksen’s work showcases an intriguing, innovative five-step method that is currently leading the way for writers of any genre to capture the spirit of nonfictional or fictional characters vital to every story. The celebrated “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. The book, moving 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: Amanda McTigue, author of the newly released novel, “Going to Solace,” wrote this to describe the impact “TellTale Souls Writing the Mother Memoir: How to Tap Memory and Write Your Story Capturing Character & Spirit” had on her — “‘To run after a shadow and learn to describe it...’ For those of us who long to capture our mothers’ spirits in words (and who among us doesn’t?)—that’s exactly how writing a mother memoir feels. Happily, we have a mentor and companion in Lynn Cook Henriksen’s “TellTale Souls.” Part can-do, part how-to, this book leads us along a writer’s path rich with prompts and exercises, hints and watchwords. Inspirational sources illuminate every step of the way with illustrative vignettes written by all kinds of people about all kinds of moms. Their stories trigger ours. Through guided exploration, we discover (and chronicle!) the depths and truths of our mothers’ lives.”
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.
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