San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) January 08, 2013
“The Best International Publishing” competition by London Book Festival recently bestowed 2nd place honors on Lynn Cook Henriksen’s “TellTale Souls Writing the Mother Memoir: How to Tap Memory and Write Your Story Capturing Character & Spirit.” This one-of-a-kind guidebook for “Keeping Spirits Alive” through creatively writing memoir has writers and would-be writers journeying through emotional terrain to discover the deepest truths of intimate relationships and writing a revealing story, a bio-vignette, that has the power to move people and change awareness. Peruse The Story Woman blog for writing tips and exercises, book reviews, and stories inspired by the original and unconventional writing method found in this book that has gained international recognition; awards ceremony to be held at the British Library in London on January 24, 2013.
“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?” Find the secrets to answering this key question via intriguing prompts and exercises throughout the guidebook’s Five Acts—steps to success—interwoven with 40 inspired memoirs by TellTale Souls who have walked this path. The “Mother Memoir” is special kind of memoir with a distinct and refreshing difference, one that adds new twists inviting readers and writers from every walk of life into a spirited and soulful world. Lynn Henriksen, an intuitive leader and writing coach of story salons and workshops, knows tapping memory and learning to write with honesty about intimate, often trying, relationships leads to the most valuable form of writing, as well as a profound way to understand one’s first connection with the world.
To write well, be that memoir or fiction, start by writing a true story about a ‘mother figure.’ “TellTale Souls Writing the Mother Memoir: How to Tap Memory and Write Your Story Capturing Character & Spirit,” focusing on technique and true tales, draws people deep into the heart and soul of why writing the Mother Memoir is a significant step in learning to write with honesty about intimate, sometimes trying, relationships. The TellTale Souls Method uses specific triggers prompting unexpected impressions to emerge and evolve as the author shows daughters and sons how to discover each mother’s individuality and write to tell about it using all-powerful emotional memory as a catalyst.
Praise for the book from the acclaimed, bestselling author Talia Carner: “‘Emotional memory’ is as universal as mothers. Lynn Henriksen helps writers and would-be writers explore the far reaches of their emotional memories along with the more tangible, sensory memories to create stories, essays or poetry. In her beautifully designed and organized “how-to write a powerful memoir” book, she artfully guides the writer through the dark mazes of the heart, illuminating them with the power of the imagination.”
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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