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Day 5 of the March SOLSC! #SOL15

Write, Share, Give
Write, Share, Give


Where have you been writing your daily slices of life?  Do you write at a desk, on your couch, in a coffee house, or somewhere completely unique?  We’d love to see where you write.

Bonnie Kaplan, who has been slicing since 2008, is helping me compile a collection of Slicer’s Writing Spaces.  Here’s what you should do if you’d like to participate:

  • Take a photo of where you write. It can be a photo of the space or of you in the space.
  • E-mail the image as a jpg file, as well as a one sentence caption, to Bonnie by Saturday, March 7th at 9:00 p.m. EST.  
    • Bonnie’s e-mail address is blkdrama{at}me{dot}com.
    • She’ll put the images into a slideshow, which she’ll post on YouTube.  
  • I’ll share the slideshow with you on Monday, March 9th.

As of today, we’re expecting everyone to link-up by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time if they’d like to be in the running for prizes at the end of the month.


  • BE INSPIRED.Brittany Butler is blogging at a bit of an alliterate this year.  Recently she captured a meaningful conversation with her husband.  In “I’m So Glad You Picked Me,” the conversation between Brittany and her husband is captured in boldface.  However, the conversation is infused with internal thinking. Noticings about what’s happening around her (e.g., with her kids) are also embedded into the conversation. The ending perfectly captures the essence of the conversation.  Click here to read it now.
  • Click here if you need topic ideas.
  • Here’s a visual definition of a slice of life story:
Are you wondering what a slice of life story is? Click on this image to enlarge & to learn more.
Are you wondering what a slice of life story is? Click on this image to enlarge & to learn more.


“Writers are outsiders. Even when we seem like insiders, we’re outsiders. We have to be. Our noses pressed to the glass, we notice everything. We mull and interpret. We store away clues, details that may be useful to us later.” –Dani Shapiro



Please use the SAME email/username information on all of your March comments.


  • Please include the permalink (aka: unique URL) to your post when you leave a comment. Click here and scroll to the “New to Slicing” section of the blog post. Once you arrive, you’ll find two visuals that illustrate an example and a non-example of a permalink.
    • If you link your slice of life story incorrectly today, you’ll receive a reply to your comment from Julieanne Harmatz, who is helping us with tech support, or from one of the TWT co-authors.
  • Don’t despair if your comment doesn’t post immediately, even if you’ve commented on TWT before. Sometimes our system randomly holds comments for moderation. I will monitor blog comments a few times today so I can approve comments that don’t post automatically. There is no need to re-post your comment if it doesn’t appear after you click “post comment.”
    • If you use the same username/email to log in when you leave your comment, your comments should appear instantly in the future.
    • Tech-related questions? Contact Julieanne Harmatz at mjharmatz1{at}
  • If you have a Blogger blog, please use the “No CAPTCHA reCAPTCHA” option or remove the security layers to make it easier for people to leave comments on your posts.  Click here for more information about “No CAPTCHA reCAPTCHA.”


  • In order to be in the running for a prize at the end of the month, you must leave the link to your slice of life story by 11:59 p.m. EST to be eligible for prizes.
    • Only links left before 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time will count when you’re signing-off on the participation pledge on April 1st.
      • The call for slices goes up at midnight EST. Everyone has the same 24-hour window to post, regardless of the time zone in which they live.
  • Please play fair and leave only one link each day.

Social Media:

  • We are using #sol15 on tweets about Slice of Life Story Challenge.


  • Should you have questions about getting started with this Challenge, please contact:
    • If your last name begins with the letters A – I, please e-mail questions to Betsy, betsymhubbard{at}
    • If your last name begins with the letters J – R, please e-mail questions to Dana, dmurph08{at}
    • If your last name begins with the letters S – Z, please e-mail questions to Stacey, stacey{at}


Stacey Shubitz View All

I am a literacy consultant who focuses on writing workshop. I've been working with K-6 teachers and students since 2009. Prior to that, I was a fourth and fifth-grade teacher in New York City and Rhode Island.

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).

I live in Central Pennsylvania with my husband and children. In my free time, I enjoy swimming, doing Pilates, cooking, baking, making ice cream, and reading novels.

322 thoughts on “Day 5 of the March SOLSC! #SOL15 Leave a comment

  1. Life is good. This community is amazing. I’m inspired. The small moments do matter as does my response to those moments. Blogging with y’all helps me keep things in a positive perspective. People say I’m crazy for blogging my life away…March Madness for sure. Be inspired. Yup.

    Here’s a little something about how to make closings my rage–get buy in from students and from me–make them cool be making them fun and doing something I love–nerding out–this time with QR codes.


  2. I am trying to keep my posts short and sweet this year. Smaller more focused images, and I loaded the blogger app to my phone, which I have used for commenting and actually for writing short posts when I am not up to sitting at the computer. So far so good. Tonights post is “And the Giggling Ensues” about one of those masterful moments of parenting that (hopefully) makes up for at least some of the mistakes. ..


  3. In answer to today’s question, I am almost starting to “have fun” as I figure out the mysteries of blogging and responding and user names, and a blogger program that presents me with a new challenge to figure out each day (Word Press). I do get very excited about posting my blog and knowing it will be read and responded to. Thank you, TWT, for giving me a writing community to be part of and a reason to write every day.

    And now…my blog…a different “take” on winter!


    • Lisa, I’m definitely having the same problem. So, I know my name is not the same on my blogger comments. I think I’ve given up worrying about it.


    • Oh, I should’ve been clearer! We just need you to use the same username here at TWT. That helps us with record-keeping for prizes. You can use whatever username you’d like when commenting on other people’s blogs.


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