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Day 9 of the March SOLSC! #SOL15

Write, Share, Give
Write, Share, Give


We’re solidly into week two of our challenge!  Are you having fun yet? What feels easy?  What feels challenging? Please share your thoughts when you leave the link to your slice of life story.


BE INSPIRED.Amy Rudd crafted a slice called “Bitstrips Help to Tell a Story.” She used a piece of technology, Bitstrips, to craft her slice of life. Amy’s post serves as a reminder that it’s okay to write short, be funny, and use technology.  In this case, she does all three things at the same time.  Check out her slice of life story if you need some inspiration today.


“You learn to write by writing. It’s a truism, but what makes it a truism is that it’s true. The only way to learn to write is to force yourself to produce a certain number of words on a regular basis.” –William Zinsser in On Writing Well.



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.
  • 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. If you use the same username/email to log in when you leave your comment, your comments should appear instantly in the future.


  • 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. EDT 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 EDT. 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.

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  • 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}
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Stacey Shubitz View All

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).

297 thoughts on “Day 9 of the March SOLSC! #SOL15 Leave a comment

  1. Day 9: It’s Monday What Are Your Reading Post –

    My issue has been not writing a bit ahead and posting in the morning and then falling back on my “comfort zone” of writing about my reading or lessons, instead of pushing myself to write a “slice of life.” I have some ideas, but that kind of writing is harder for me and by the time I am able to sit down and write, I go back to my comfort zone in order to get the post posted. 😉 I’m hoping to get the opportunity to sit down and write some ahead over my spring break.


    • Forgot to mention….Coming up with the ideas has not been hard for me (so far) Living with my “eyes wide open” has kept my head spinning with ideas constantly–in fact I have to jot these little seed ideas for possible slices later. Finding the time has been the biggest challenge. I never knew how these fitness enthusiasts had time for the gym or to run, but now I know that if you want to do something bad enough, you will make the time. So I am up early or stay up late to get the chance to write and share. In fact, I love the reading and commenting on slicing as much as I love sharing!


  2. I’m enjoying this challenge! I’ve never blogged before, so this is a new experience. I hoped writing every day would help spark my fiction writing again – so far no luck, but perhaps that will change.

    I thought it would be difficult to think of something to write about every day, but I guess I chose the right topic with my dogs – that’s been easy!

    Today’s post: walking with my new rescue dog Merlin triggered a memory.


  3. I’ve been loving slicing. For me the challenge is finding the time… either while my kids are awake… which makes it hard for me to concentrate… they usually need me for something the moment I sit with my laptop…. Or while they are sleeping, when I have a hard time keeping my eyes open! 🙂

    Today I tried the digital slice… using the super app. It was fun. 🙂


  4. Easy? Finding ideas to write about every day.
    Difficult? Commenting … the time to read and comment on so many.

    Ironically, today’s slice is just about that: Comments do matter — a thank you to all of you who stopped by yesterday to leave your thoughts about my “beauty challenge” and how my beauty mindset for my daughters changed because of your comments!


  5. Monday again. I have been in the groove of writing this year, and enjoying it. The hard part for me has to do with posters leaving comments without their own link to their post. I was leaving mine, then felt funny, because no one else seemed to be linking their post links. It is really helpful if you leave your link, because then I can easily find your post to read. It is a nice way to discover new blogs 🙂


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