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! 8-Minute Memoir

Kids! Day 32: The Path

Kids! Day 32: The Path. Where do you think this path goes? Who built the path? Who takes it? Is it dangerous? Magical? Different every time? Do wise women speak of it on mountain tops? Do pirates whisper about it below deck? Do fairies…

June 22, 2017
8-Minute Memoir

Day 134: Summer skin

Day 134: Summer skin. Sunburns. Tans. Zinc Oxide. Smells. Long sleeve shirts. Blisters. Laying out. Coconut oil and tinfoil. Hats. Regrets. Missed spots. Summer skin. 8 minutes. #8minutememoir A post shared by Ann Dee Ellis (@anndeecandy) on Jun 21, 2017 at 7:27am PDT…

June 21, 2017
Kids! 8-Minute Memoir

Kids! Day 31: a fight

Kids! Day 31: a fight. This South-Going Zax and this North-Going Zax are in a fight. They are in each other’s way and neither one is budging!! In fact, they are both standing there this very day, waiting for the other one to give…

June 20, 2017
8-Minute Memoir

Day 133: Needing assistance

Day 133: needing assistance. Write about what you need help with right now. Maybe it’s your yard. Maybe it’s your car that’s been making a weird noise. Maybe you need help with a relationship or something at work. Maybe you need help with your…

June 19, 2017
8-Minute Memoir

Day 132: Gardens

Day 132: Gardens. Big ones. Small ones. Flower gardens. Vegetable gardens. Gardens behind castles. Botanical gardens. Fairytale gardens. Secret gardens. Write about gardens. 8 minutes. #8minutememoir A post shared by Ann Dee Ellis (@anndeecandy) on Jun 16, 2017 at 8:37am PDT…

June 16, 2017
Kids! 8-Minute Memoir

Kids! Day 30: Your favorite snacks

Kids! Day 30: Your favorite snacks. What do you like to eat after school? What about after a long day swimming or curled up with a book? Do you like granola bars? Potato chips? Raspberries? Bacon? Pretzel rolls? Do you eat certain things in…

June 15, 2017
8-Minute Memoir

Day 131: Letters

Day 131: Letters. In her book “The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks”, Terry Tempest Williams includes a series of letters she’s written. Some were sent. Some weren’t. Some were to family, neighbors and friends. Others to public figures and…

June 14, 2017
8-Minute Memoir

Day 130: Trees

Day 130: Trees. Any kind of tree. Trees you planted. Trees you cut down. Trees in your front yard. Trees you hid under at the park. Trees you pick apples from. Trees you read books in. Trees with swings. Trees with squirrels. Trees with…

June 12, 2017
8-Minute Memoir

Day 129: Things you prefer to do alone

Day 129: Things you prefer to do alone. Sometimes I’m reading or writing or studying at the library and people are washing the windows and it’s fine but maybe I keep looking up and making weird eye contact and I can’t focus. Or maybe…

June 9, 2017