My mother always said . . . Prompt #69

I hope today’s prompt will inspire you to write about your mother, or your mother figure. Prompt:  My mother always said . . . Or: My grandmother always said. . . Or: My [mother figure] always said. . .   Marlene and her Mom, 1959, San Francisco, CA   After you have written your freewrite, if you are inspired. . . polish, revise, edit, review your writing and submit to Lynn Cook Henriksen for her blog and possibly for inclusion in Volume II of Telltale Souls. Click here for details.  

Places to submit

“Mother Memoir” Story Submission Guidelines 2014

Lynn Cook Henriksen writes: When “TellTale Souls Writing the Mother Memoir…” was setup on the Amazon site, they characterized it as Volume I. I felt someone was trying to tell me Volume II would need follow, so now’s the time to start writing the story only you can write and send it to me for possible inclusion. Volume II will be mainly filled with TellTale Souls’ bio-vignettes, not as a guide to writing, since I covered that well throughout the Five Acts making up Volume I. For the publication of your non-fiction, telling-tale on the TellTale Souls/The Story Woman blog or possible inclusion in a future memoir collection, please follow these guidelines. Look over the The Story Woman Blog  carefully and you will gain insight into what we would like to see in your story (your bio-vignette). Need help? Consider reading  TellTale Souls Writing the Mother Memoir: How to Tap…


Tell just one small story . . .Prompt #65

If you could tell just one small story that would capture your mother’s character and keep her spirit alive into the future, what would it be? — Lynn Cook Henriksen, Writing The Mother Memoir Variations on theme of The Mother Memoir: The Mother Figure Write the single story you could tell about the person who is your mother figure. Write one vignette about a woman in your life.   Lynn Henriksen keeps spirits alive at Telltales Souls: “I’m always looking for good stories for TellTale Souls for Volume Two.” Click here for submission guidelines. Lynn will post your story on her blog. Email your story to Lynn Henriksen at:  lynn(at) Prompt:  Tell just one small story about your mother or mother figure.

Guest Bloggers

Guest Blogger Lynn Henriksen asks, “Who is this woman you call Mother?”

Guest Blogger Lynn Henriksen invites you on a journey. Who is she, really—this woman you call Mother? What could be more important than looking at your mother as an individual unto herself? Come along with me on a journey into the heart of the Mother Memoir to write a true and telling tale by answering this question: “If you could tell just one small story that would capture your mother’s character and keep her spirit alive for years to come, what would it be?” Moving your ego aside and searching purposefully for your mother’s intrinsic character can take some time to put into practice, but it is so worth your energy to discover valuable insights. Do you know what makes (made) her tick? What buoyed or drowned her hopes and dreams? What inspired her joy, tugged at her heartstrings, or thrilled her to the depths of her soul? What enlivened…