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 Who is she—your mother—deep down inside?

 How will she be remembered?    Why does it matter?

Join author Lynn Cook Henriksen on a compelling journey, as she shows you how to discover your mother’s individuality and write to tell about it.

 TellTale Souls Writing the Mother Memoir: How to Tap Memory and Write Your Story Capturing Character & Spirit has the power to move people and change awareness.

The book takes readers on a journey through emotional terrain to access the deepest spiritual truths of intimate relationships. By way of specific triggers, unexpected impressions will emerge and evolve as Henriksen shows daughters and sons how to discover their mother’s individuality and write to tell about it.

 “If you could tell just one small story that would capture your mother’s character and keep her spirit alive, what would it be?”

     You will find secrets to answering this question via intriguing prompts and exercises throughout the guide’s Five Acts—steps to success—interwoven with 40 inspired memoirs by TellTale Souls who have walked this path.

 From a new perspective, Henriksen guides you to that tender spot deep inside to locate striking memories, and then to move the hint of fragrance, the turn of a phrase, the hum of a tune, the flash of an eye, the back of a hand, or a fragment of family ritual into a remarkable short, true story about your mother. People new to writing will find the writing process demystified, and professional authors will encounter abundant food for thought and techniques to get their creative juices flowing.

Reviews: TellTale Souls Writing the Mother Memoir

“Rarely does a book carve out a unique place for itself within the hallowed halls of writerly advice and wisdom, yet Ms. Henriksen has fearlessly stepped into uncharted, original waters with this book that brings to mind Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg and Walking on Water by Madeleine L’Engle… It is destined to be one of the classics required to complete the journey for writing the truth and writing it well.”

—River Jordan, author of Praying for Strangers: An Adventure of the Human Spirit

  “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.”

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

 About the Author:  Lynn Cook Henriksen discovered a profound way to keep our mothers’ 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 feelings they never thought they could record.

              An intuitive leader and writing coach of story salons and workshops, Lynn knows tapping memory and learning to write with honesty about intimate, sometimes trying, relationships is the most valuable form of writing. To demystify writing memoir and make the journey more available, she wrote the guidebook: TellTale Souls Writing the Mother Memoir: How to Tap Memory and Write Your Story Capturing Character & Spirit.      

The tears, laughter, unique voices, and thank-yous from the spirited writers she has come to know will forever reside in Lynn’s heart and soul. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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