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Welcome to Day 10 of the 9th Annual Slice of Life Story Challenge!  

If you’re participating in the individual Slice of Life Story Challenge, this is where you share your writing.  If you’re sharing your students’ slice of life stories, please head over to the Classroom Challenge.


Bonnie K. is collecting photos of our ideal writing spaces.  If you have a photo of a beautiful place you’ve visited or a gorgeous spot you’ve captured with your camera, send it along to Bonnie at blkdrama[at]  Include a short caption describing the place and why you’d like to write there.



  • BE INSPIRED.Sometimes we find writing inspiration in the strangest of moments.  Read Boiling Rice at 4:44 by llsmiles.  Noticing these moments and then writing about them adds a significance to our lives.  It is why we live like writers.
  • Click here if you need topic ideas.
  • Finally, 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.


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


Prizes will be given away at the conclusion of the month-long Slice of Life Story Challenge.  You’ll be eligible for a prize if:

1.     You fill out the participant data form, which went live on February 21st.

2.     You comment ONLY ONCE on the daily call for Slice of Life stories (3/1 – 3/31/16).

3.     You sign a Slice of Life Story Challenge Participation Pledge on April 1st.  (We’ll post the pledge and will ask you to “sign.” You’ll sign by leaving a comment certifying you wrote and linked daily, as well as commented on at least three other Slicers’ writing daily.)

  • 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.
  • We are using #sol16 on tweets about Slice of Life Story Challenge.
    • NOTE: You must leave a link to your slice of life post on the daily calls for slice of life stories here at Two Writing Teachers to be eligible for a prize.


  • Should you have questions about getting started with this Challenge, please contact:
      • If your last name begins with the letters A – G, please email questions to Beth, beth{at}
      • If your last name begins with the letters H – M, please email questions to Betsy, betsymhubbard{at}
      • If your last name begins with the letters N – S, please email questions to Dana, danamurphy143{at}
      • If your last name begins with the letters T – Z, please email questions to Stacey, stacey{at}


Dana Murphy View All

Literacy Coach, Reader, Writer

270 thoughts on “DAY 10 OF THE MARCH SOLSC! #SOL16 Leave a comment

  1. Slicer 2016 Video Coming but I Need All of You!!!

    We write when and where we can: desks, kitchen tables, laps. BUT, when you have that golden opportunity to soak up inspiration in a space- where are you?

    Show us!

    Send me that space from your photos(maybe with you there) and a caption

    Bonnie K.


    • Judy, Your students are writers. Their participation in the writing discussion shows this. Thanks for reminding us of the importance of sharing our writing with our students. How else can we become memebers of the writing community?

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