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Book Giveaway on “A Moms Take” for Dad’s Best Gift Ever
Bye, bye neck ties...

Toss that tie! Write a memoir about his mother and make this Father’s Day the most memorable one he’s ever experienced. Need some help writing your story about grandmother?

Win It! The outstanding blog network, A Mom’s Take, is sponsoring a giveaway of my guidebook, TellTale Souls Writing the Mother Memoir: How to Tap Memory and Write Your Story Capturing Character & Spirit.

“If you could tell just one small story that would capture your grandmother’s character and keep her spirit alive, what would it be?” You’ll find secrets to answering this question via intriguing prompts and exercises throughout the guide’s Five Acts – steps to success – interwoven with 40 memoirs by TellTale Souls who have walked this path.

Or think creatively…give DAD the guidebook and let him have the joy of tapping into his memory and writing the stories that only he can tell. Stories filled with intimate memories of loved ones in your family will now be written down so they will always be remembered. That’s the Gift of Story.

Here’s what one man had to say about the book that you have the opportunity to win or to easily purchase if you can’t wait:

“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 it 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.”  —H. David Watts, M.D., author of Bedside Manners and The Orange Wire Problem and Other Tales from the Doctor’s Office.