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Day 10 of the March SOLSC! #SOL15

Write, Share, Give
Write, Share, Give


Several Slicers are heading up to the Highlights Foundation for an Unworkshop for few days in late June.  Consider joining us if you’d like to drop everything for a few days so you can spend time working on your writing. For more information about the Highlights Foundation’s facilities, you can go to their website.  You may also click here to learn more about an Unworkshop.

Any Slicer interested in joining the group in June should contact me at stacey [at] staceyshubitz [dot] com for more details.

Here’s the fabulous video Bonnie Kaplan put together of Slicer workspaces. What a treat to see so many of you and where you write!

Doesn’t it look wonderful?!!? Thank you for putting this together for our community, Bonnie.



Back in 2013, I read “10 Things Right Now,” a post by Mandy Robek.  Mandy created a list that was inspired by a post she saw on Ali Edwards’ blog. Similarly, Bev Baird created a “Currently” list, which got her thinking about what was happening at the moment she wrote.  I’ve tried both of these and they’ve helped me on days I felt like I didn’t have something solid to write about.  If you’re looking for something to write about today or any day, consider using Mandy or Bev’s lists as mentors to create a list of your own.



“It’s essential to have sacred time for writing. All successful authors have some daily commitment to keep on-track and moving forward.” –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.
  • 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.

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

Literacy Consultant. Author. Former 4th and 5th Grade Classroom Teacher.

317 thoughts on “Day 10 of the March SOLSC! #SOL15 Leave a comment

    • I enjoyed reading about your thankful heart! I read somewhere that if you do 21 days of thankful, you will have a more positive attitude in general. I try to focus on the positive but sometimes I really need 21 days of thankful. Hang in there!


  1. Life passes by fast enough

    Driving home, everyone’s always in a hurry, pass this car, go into that lane, speed, rush, rush, rush, yet we meet up again at the next stop light. Where are we all going in such a hurry? Are we late for an appointment? Do we just want to get home? Is it that important? Why are we always in such a hurry?

    We’ll all get to where we need to be, no need to rush things.


    • I agree. Seventh graders are so incredibly honest. If they know they won’t receive backlash from expressing themselves honestly (and appropriately), they will give you so much if you ask for it.


    • First day of PARCC for us as well. Fortuneately the kids didn’t need help, but I know several of them would have benefit from gentle reminders such as to make sure they actually write an essay and not just a paragraph, or to use the resources they’ve been give, like scratch paper for prewriting.


  2. Thank you so much to Two Writing Teachers for the March 2015 SOL Challenge. You are changing my life one slice at a time. #gratitude #BlogOn #Iamawritertoo

    The Beautiful Truth In Song


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