(Just released: Listen tomorrow to Clearstory Radio-Nashville as host River Jordan interviews me on how TellTale Souls “Give the Gift of Story.”)
I was invited to take part in the 2013 Spirited Woman Directory. “It is a gem of creativity, talent, wisdom, information, stories, listings, and resources.” The directory includes 75 uniquely spirited and soulful women—you can find little ol’ me, Lynn Cook Henriksen, on page 99.
To be inspired and learn more about “Every Woman Visionaries, click here for your gift copy: The Spirited Woman Directory 2013.
My deep desire, for over a dozen years now, has been to guide women and men to write about a significant woman in their lives, and to help them celebrate their connection to women the world over! It’s all about “Keeping Spirits Alive” by “Giving the Gift of Story.”
The question I ask all daughters and sons to answer—“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?”—is now front and center and reaching thousands of people through the Spirited Woman Directory. I’m hoping daughters and sons will be inspired to write the Mother Memoir and become TellTale Souls in 2013.
To start reading some of the stories written by TellTale Souls that are woven throughout the intriguing prompts and heartfelt lessons in my guidebook, TellTale Souls Writing the Mother Memoir: How to Tap Memory and Write Your Story Capturing Character & Spirit, click here to begin with “My Mother’s Song” Bio-vignette No. 1 and read on from there.
As another gift I want you to have, straight from The Story Woman’s 10 Secrets to Successfully Write the Mother Memoir, here is the first:
- Write about the “ordinary.” In the overall scheme of things, the events that ultimately touch us the most, those occurrences when the spirit shines most brilliantly and where the finest memories rest, often have little to do with earth-shaking events. It’s the elements of day-to-day life that carry the most weight when captured on the written page. It is simplicity that attracts, and the more personal your memoir becomes, the more universal it will be.