Even writers can have PTSD

Yes, even writers can have PTSD.  Although Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is commonly associated with soldiers who experience the traumas of war, it can happen to anyone.  PTSD  is a severe condition that may develop after a person is exposed to one or more traumatic events, such as sexual assault, serious injury or the threat ofContinue reading “Even writers can have PTSD”

How to write the unspeakable

     When you write the unspeakable, particularly if you’re writing about childhood sexual abuse, the task is heavy.  How much detail do I reveal?  How much do I want the reader to feel?  What will my family think?  These are some of the considerations that I had to address when telling my story, “Mnemosyne:Continue reading “How to write the unspeakable”

Words can make a scene come alive

In “Mnemosyne:  A Love Affair with Memory” the use of words can light the scene on fire.  Imagine a movie scene that takes your breath away and makes your heart pound.  Now try it with your writing. This is a scene from my book where Richard Semon can no longer deal with reality.  Death isContinue reading “Words can make a scene come alive”

The making of “Mnemosyne: A Love Affair with Memory” Part II

At this point I had decided to use two characters — myself and a nineteenth century scientist — to tell my story about memory.  But as I began writing I soon felt a strong spiritual aspect to my story.  Anyone who has gone through longterm psychotherapy often feel a deep spiritual growth.   You, asContinue reading “The making of “Mnemosyne: A Love Affair with Memory” Part II”

The making of “Mnemosyne: A Love Affair with Memory”

How can I write about a part of my life that tested my sanity?  Childhood sexual abuse challenges the writer as well as the reader.  An entire book on sexual abuse can be overwhelming.  So, there must be a better way.  I decided to narrow my story to a narrative on memory.  And to addContinue reading “The making of “Mnemosyne: A Love Affair with Memory””

The New World of Social Media

Please bear with me as I explore social media.  Social media is the key to a best seller.  Hmmmmm…  When I return to a full sized keyboard, I will explain how I put together my new book, “Mnemosyne:  A Love Affair with Memory.”  It was a difficult process, yet very rewarding.  Please join me in myContinue reading “The New World of Social Media”

Welcome to the new site of Author Larry L Franklin!

Here you can find information on all of Larry’s books, including his latest, Mnemosyne: A Love Affair with Memory.  Check back often as Larry will be updating this site with his experiences as he is currently promoting his latest work. Follow Larry’s blog by clicking the button on the right so you can stay updatedContinue reading “Welcome to the new site of Author Larry L Franklin!”

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