Slice of Life Story Challenge

A Big Prize For Our Weekend Commenting Challenge


You’ve made it beyond the halfway mark of the writing challenge! Hooray for you!

As you know, our community thrives on comments.  We share our stories and we connect with our readers.  In the spirit of that community, we are offering the second mid-month challenge of the 10th Annual SOLSC. This weekend, we have a life-changing opportunity!

The prize for this Commenting Challenge is donated by the Highlights Foundation.  The mission of the Highlights Foundation is to improve the quality of children’s literature by helping authors and illustrators hone their craft.


Kent Brown, executive director of the Highlights Foundation, is pleased to offer one of our writers the opportunity attend a Highlights Foundation workshop.  The prize will cover the tuition of any of the posted June, July, or August workshops, retreats or Unworkshops (with the exception of any that are sold out or have an application process).  Meals and private lodging are included.  Complimentary shuttle service from a nearby airport is also provided.

There are more workshops listed on the site, but please take a look at  some of their amazing upcoming offerings (click on any title to see a full description):

Novels in Verse, 6/4-6/8/2017

Capturing Character: Hear Their Voices, 6/8-6/11/2017

Middle Grade Mysteries, 6/15-6/18

PB&J: Picture Books and All That Jazz, 6/22-6/25/2017

Read about the bliss Stacey discovered at the Unworkshop experience at the beautiful Highlights Foundation. Stacey also shared her experience at the Picture Books are Art Forms workshop. Read about Betsy’s experience at The Picture Book Academy. We hope reading these posts will inspire you to comment all weekend long for your chance to win one of these amazing experiences.

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Escape to the Highlights Foundation campus, and spend some time with your inner writer.

Here is how it works:

  • This weekend (Saturday, 3/18 and Sunday, 3/19 through 11:59 PM EDT), comment on 60 or more SOLSC posts.  Be sure to keep track! (You could track your comments with tally marks on a Post-It note.)
  • After you leave at least 60 comments by Sunday evening, come back to this post and fill out the Google Form below. This must be done by 11:59 EDT on Sunday, 3/19.
  • The winner will be chosen using a random number generator and announced on Tuesday, 3/21.
  • It is important to leave your information regarding the commenting challenge in the Google Form. You will notice comments are closed for this post to ensure that all contenders input their information within the form and not inadvertently within the comment section.


  • Should you have questions regarding the commenting challenge, please contact one of the following co-authors:
      • Beth, beth[at]elizabethmoore[dot]work
      • Betsy, betsymhubbard{at}
      • Deb, debfrazier4{at}
      • Melanie, meehanmelanie{at}

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