San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) September 18, 2012
Author Lynn Cook Henriksen, aka The Story Woman, is answering questions and inspiring Baby Boomers in a recent interview on the Feisty Side of Fifty Blogtalk Radio conducted by veteran interviewer Eileen Williams. 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. Intimate stories, “Mother Memoirs,” about all kinds of mothers from all sorts of places link our spirits and provide a higher level of understanding springing from the essence of the female soul. 42 stories, written by “TellTale Souls,” are woven throughout the thought-provoking prompts and intriguing exercises in the award-winning “TellTale Souls Writing the Mother Memoir: How to Tap Memory and Write Your Story Capturing Character & Spirit.”
During the Feisty Side of Fifty interview, Henriksen poses the seminal question that she asks daughters and sons to answer in just a few pages, “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. She 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.
Review of the book by Ann Seymour, author of “I’ve Always Loved You: A True Story of WW2 in the Pacific Battlefields, in California, and in the Imperial Palace, Tokyo”: —“Every writer should read this book, as its combination of the spiritual and the practical transcends other memoir writing guides. The gifted Lynn, a lyrical, perceptive writer and teacher, brings incisive advice and technique together with true stories for a carefully devised, matchless performance, in which the reader will play a major part. I wish I had read “TellTale Souls” years ago; it would have saved me a lot of trouble. It is a tour de force and bound to become a classic.”
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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