There are new people testing the Slicing waters as March draws nearer. They’re trying to determine whether or not they feel comfortable writing publicly. If you see someone who leaves a comment that says something like, “This is my first slice,” today or any day, please head over to their blog to leave them a comment. I’m sure you remember the first time you joined this challenge. It’s both exciting and intimidating to put your words out in the world.
In addition, we’re looking for a few (more) good men and women to join the Welcome Wagon to support first-year Slicers this year. The commitment is to comment on 5 – 7 assigned Slicers daily, offering words of encouragement. Please click here if you’d like to help welcome new people to our writing community. THANK YOU!
Speaking of new slicers, the six of us will hold a Twitter Q&A about the month-long Slice of Life Story Challenge on Monday, February 16th at 8:30 p.m. We have some topics prepared, but we’d like to know what you’d like us to cover. Please drop me a line if you have any suggestions.
As those of you who’ve done the March Challenge before already know, we offer writing-related prizes for people who participate in the month-long challenge. We’ve received lots of incredible prize donations from publishers and authors this year. If you’re interested in donating a prize for the Slice of Life Story Challenge, please let Anna, Beth, or Dana know by Wednesday, February 18th. Thanks!
I am a literacy consultant who has spent the past dozen years working with teachers to improve the teaching of writing in their classrooms. While I work with teachers and students in grades K-6, I'm a former fourth and fifth-grade teacher so I have a passion for working with upper elementary students.
I'm the author of Craft Moves (Stenhouse Publishers, 2016) and the co-author of Jump Into Writing (Zaner-Bloser, 2021), Welcome to Writing Workshop (Stenhouse Publishers, 2019), and Day By Day (Stenhouse, 2010).