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! Day 16: write a story about one of your grandparents when they were kids. Did they grow up on a farm? Live in the city? What jobs did they have? Did they ever get in trouble? What is a great thing that happened…

April 27, 2017
8-Minute Memoir


Day 108: Your day. This little boy turns six today. As part of the celebration he gets to pick stuff. He decided he wanted ramen noodles for breakfast and breakfast for dinner. He also decided he wanted to wear his new dinosaur shirt, he…

April 26, 2017
Kids! 8-Minute Memoir

Kids! Day 15: Your best excuse

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