8-Minute Memoir

Day 6

Day 6: Games. Board games. Card games. Basketball games. Dating games. Night games. Mind games. Pick a game and write about it for 8 minutes. No editing. No second guessing. Just writing. Everyone is invited. Start on Day 1 or start on Day 6.…

August 28, 2016
8-Minute Memoir

Day 5

Day 5: Little Things. Meet Darth Vader, Darth Sidious, an Ewok, Yoda, and Rey. I love them. I love them because my 7yo spent hours on them and because he invented epic stories for each of them and because he gave them to me…

August 25, 2016
8-Minute Memoir

Day 4

Day 4: Adventure. “This is the story of how Baggins had an adventure, and found himself doing things and saying things altogether unexpected. He may have lost the neighbours’ respect, but he gained–well, you will see whether he gained anything in the end.” Write…

August 23, 2016
8-Minute Memoir

Day 3

Day 3: billboards. This billboard is very important. It’s the only J we could find on the way from Provo to Salt Lake City for the alphabet game back in 1986ish (it’s still there!). And even though my older and wiser brother Sam would…

August 21, 2016
8-Minute Memoir

Day 2

Day 2: “I don’t remember” : Same rules as last time. Write “I don’t remember” at the top of your page. Eight minutes, no stopping, don’t think about it too much–let yourself go and whatever shows up on the page shows up. No censoring…

August 19, 2016
Big Boy Rock Canyon Tree
8-Minute Memoir

Day 1

Day 1: “I remember when”. Set your timer for eight minutes. Go somewhere quiet and get out your writing utensils. Write “I remember when” at the top of your page and start writing. The rules are don’t edit/censor yourself. Don’t worry whether what you’re…

August 16, 2016
penny watermelon
8-Minute Memoir

We Start Tomorrow

Good morning. Hope you’ve had your shower. I sure have. We start writing tomorrow, the first day of school in these parts so go get a new notebook or journal or sketch pad or start a new blog or word doc. Whatever feels the…

August 16, 2016
8-Minute Memoir

8-Minute Memoir 

Why won’t my kids go jump on the trampoline? I’m starting a memoir group. I’ll post prompts three times a week. You have to write 8 minutes a day. Once a quarter we’ll have readings at houses. And writings. It will keep us happier.…

August 15, 2016
Personal Writing Prompt

Doing stuff when you don’t want to.

The kids playlist: Alvin and the Chipmunks Maps by Maroon 5 Sound of Silence by Simon and Garfunkel What Does the Fox Say by I have no idea Radioactive by Imagine Dragons (remix by Kaskade) Shout by Tears for Fears Princess Songs (mostly my…

April 13, 2016
Raising money

Another five minutes

It is 10:07 at night and I’m wondering if I’ll go running in the morning. I’m also wondering if anyone would enter a Running Writing 5k. At the start of the race you get a topic. Example: Mysterious stranger falls from the sky. Then…

April 5, 2016