Belvedere, CA (PRWEB) November 30, 2012
Award-winning* author Lynn Cook Henriksen’s guidebook, “TellTale Souls Writing the Mother Memoir: How to Tap Memory and Write Your Story Capturing Character & Spirit,” showcases the innovative “TellTale Souls Method” that hundreds of daughters and sons have successfully followed in “Keeping Spirits Alive” for mother figures significant in their lives. Fair goers—to the annual Art Fair at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church Sunday, December 2nd, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in Belvedere, California—will learn that whether the relationship with mother is/ was good or downright dreadful, valuable insight and understanding about the fundamental relationship with mother unfold through writing a short memoir, an intimate bio-vignette.
IT’S AN ART FAIR, so come follow me, take a look, and listen to begin to answer this question, “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 & intimate 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.
*“Best Books of Spring” was the honor bestowed upon Lynn Cook Henriksen’s TellTale Souls Writing the Mother Memoir: How to Tap Memory and Write Your Story Capturing Character & Spirit by the San Francisco Book Festival 2012.
Praise for the book by H. David Watts, M.D., bestselling author—“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…, 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.”
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
TellTale Souls/The Story Woman
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