Slice of Life Story Challenge

Day 30 of the SOLSC #sol17

It’s Day 30, and it’s been an incredible month of presence, intention, and inspiration. A few weeks ago, we all set a goal, and we made a commitment to be a part of a writing community. Some of you set this intention for the first time, and some of you for your tenth time. Be proud. We all know the challenges and the joy, the laughter and tears, we can find from the daily practice of writing and sharing. Alan Wright’s wonderful blog’s title, Living Life Twice,  reminds me of the power of daily written reflection. Congratulations to all of us!


  • To celebrate the completion of our Tenth Annual SOLSC,  Kathleen has created a fabulous Flipgrid we can all access here. We are inviting all of you to contribute and share what the Challenge has meant to you as a writer and as a teacher of writing. For anyone who needs directions, Kathleen has created those here.
  • Please make an effort to comment on three classroom slicer blogs. We know how much comments propel all of us–comments propel our young participants as well!
  • If you are wondering what to write, please think about visiting the daily “Be Inspired” links for inspiration. We have many suggestions for inspiration and we work hard to choose posts that could also generate a post (or two)!

Today’s Quote

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Be inspired

One of my favorite types of slices are the ones that lead to a memory from a present day event. A slice of our daily life can lead us to otherwise tucked away experiences, and Colin Davitt does a wonderful job at weaving the present with the past, revisiting and sharing special moments of his life. Be inspired by the intersections of life timelines here.



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 filled out the participant data form, which went live on February 19th.

2.     You comment ONLY ONCE on the daily call for Slice of Life stories (3/1 – 3/31/17).

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 eligible for prizes at the end of the challenge,  you must leave the link to your slice of life story by 11:59 p.m.  EDT.
    • Only links left by 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.


  • Should you have questions about the Challenge, please contact:
      • If your last name begins with the letters A – G, please email Betsy, betsymhubbard{at}
      • If your last name begins with the letters H – M, please email questions to Lisa, lkeeler{at}
      • If your last name begins with the letters N – S, please email questions to Melanie, meehanmelanie{at}
      • If your last name begins with the letters T – Z, please email questions to Stacey, stacey{at}
      • Tech-related questions? Contact Beth Moore at beth[at]elizabethmoore[dot]work


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