8-Minute Memoir


Day 83: Humpty Dumpty. Write about nursery rhymes and lullabies. Write about ring around the roses and row row row your boat. 8 minutes. Let yourself go. Painting by @kathrynwknudsen #8minutememoir…

February 22, 2017
8-Minute Memoir


Day 81: been game. Write about someone to know who was born game. Who is up for anything at anytime. Maybe your brother. Your dad. Your friend. Maybe it’s you. 8 minutes. If you get stuck write about someone else. Don’t be afraid to…

February 17, 2017
8-Minute Memoir

Day 80: Dream Travel

Day 80: Dream Travel. Write about where you’d love to go. Pick somewhere you’ve never been and write about why you want to go there. Or pick somewhere you go every year and write about why it is the perfect place. Or do both.…

February 15, 2017
8-Minute Memoir

Day 79: Valentines

Day 79: Valentines. Write a valentine. Pick someone and give them concrete examples of why you love them: stories, memories, funny things. Sad things. Happy things. Avoid abstract. Do it for 8 minutes without stopping. Whatever comes to your head. Then set the timer…

February 13, 2017
8-Minute Memoir

Day 78: things you buy

Day 78: things you buy. Write about things you must always have on hand. Wool socks. Chili paste. Dr. Pepper. Adams Peanut Butter. Peppermint tea. Long sweaters. A new novel. Soft scrub. Burts Bees deodorant. Chapstick. Sunglasses. Red Vines. Make a list. Annotate the…

February 10, 2017

Day 76: stairs

Day 76: stairs. The ones you sled down. The ones you fell down. The ones you vacuumed. The ones you lay on to sneak and see what you got for Christmas. The ones you went up at college. The ones at your Grandma’s house.…

February 6, 2017
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Day 75: cookies

Day 75: cookies. Write about cookies. The first time you made them on your own. The one time you burned them. The time you tried to make a quadruple batch. The time a crush bought you a big pink cookie at school except no…

February 3, 2017
8-Minute Memoir

Day 74: Addiction

Day 74: Addiction. Almost a year ago my niece Kristi died of a heroin overdose. Her sister, my niece Holly, is putting on a 5k to raise money for others to go to rehab. Write about addiction. Whatever comes to your head. Be open.…

February 1, 2017
8-Minute Memoir

Day 73: Refugee

Day 73: Refugee. Whatever comes to your head. Don’t edit. Don’t stop. 8 minutes. Or more. #8minutememoir A photo posted by Ann Dee Ellis (@anndeecandy) on Jan 30, 2017 at 6:36am PST…

January 30, 2017