Slice of Life Story Challenge

Day 16 of the March SOLSC

Welcome to Day 16 of the 9th Annual Slice of Life Story Challenge!  

If you’re sharing your students’ slice of life stories, please head over to the Classroom Challenge.


Many of you subscribe to Two Writing Teachers blog so that you receive the daily call for Slice of Life Stories (and our other content year round) straight to your inbox.  Over the last week, we have received emails from various Slicers stating that you did not receive the daily email.  We are not sure why this is happening, and we believe it may be a glitch within WordPress.  However, please know that the call for classroom Slices goes live every night at midnight, and the call for the individual challenge goes live at 12:01 AM.  Even if you do not receive the email, you can always head over to Two Writing Teachers to find the daily call.



  • Click here if you need topic ideas.
  • Read The Book Maven’s sweet and funny post for a great example of voice, and using dialogue and action to move the story along.





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.

Social Media:

  • 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}


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