Kids! 8-Minute Memoir

Kids! 8 Minute Memoir

You can start on day one here. Or you can join us where we are now. Every Tuesday and Thursday I post a writing prompt for kids of all ages both here on my website and on my instagram account @anndeecandy. Sometimes the prompts are…

March 16, 2017
8-Minute Memoir

8 Minute Memoir

Read a description below or skip ahead and start on day one, or write where we are now. The 8 Minute Memoir project is for everyone. Not just “writers” but all people. It works like this: Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, I post a…

September 11, 2016

Kids!

Kids! Day 15: Your best excuse. In Neil Gaiman’s hilarious novel Fortunately the Milk, the Dad goes out to buy milk and takes a long long long time to get back. When he finally does return his kids want to know what took him…

April 25, 2017
8-Minute Memoir

Day 109: War

Day 109: War. 8 minutes. #8minutememoir #slaughterhousefive A post shared by Ann Dee Ellis (@anndeecandy) on Apr 24, 2017 at 7:58am PDT…

April 24, 2017
8-Minute Memoir

Day 108: Your list

Day 108: Your list. When my mom died we made a list of her favorite children’s books to give out at her funeral. My mom was a children’s librarian and was always reading, whether to us as kids or to herself on the back…

April 21, 2017
Kids! 8-Minute Memoir

Kids! Day 13: something special

Kids! Day 13: something special. This doll is named Lala. My friend @kathrynwknudsen put her together and painted her face and sewed her dress and made her shoes and crafted her hair and gave her to me. I love her. I make up stories…

April 18, 2017
8-Minute Memoir

Day 106: Eggs

Day 106: Eggs. Write about eggs. Maybe you eat them. Maybe you don’t. Maybe you dress them up as fancy ladies, maybe you throw them. Maybe you whip them for desserts, maybe you drink them for exercise. Eggs. 8 minutes. #8minutememoir A post shared…

April 17, 2017
Kids! 8-Minute Memoir

Kids! Day 12: Lost

Kids! Day 12: Lost. In the book Corduroy by Don Freeman, Corduroy the Bear loses his button. Write about things you’ve lost. You can make a list or draw the items or tell the story of just one thing that was precious to you…

April 13, 2017
8-Minute Memoir

Day 104: Concert

Day 104: concert. Write about a concert. Maybe the best one you ever went to. Maybe the worst. Maybe the one where you had to stand up for six hours. Maybe the one where your car got towed. Maybe the one where you realized…

April 12, 2017
Kids! 8-Minute Memoir

Kids! Day 11: Fingers

Kids! Day 11: Fingers. Write about this. What is it? Where does it live? What does it do all day? Who are its friends? Does it like to travel? Eat cheese? Maybe this is a town of fingers and these are the third graders…

April 11, 2017