Slice of Life Story Challenge


It’s the final day of March. It’s hard to believe that a few short weeks ago we made a commitment to write daily and now… here we are!

This is the 10th Slice of Life Story Challenge we’ve hosted here on Two Writing Teachers. It’s hard to believe how much it has grown — in terms of participants — since this started as a little writing experiment in 2008. I’m humbled and amazed by the enthusiasm of the writers who take on this challenge each year. Please allow me a few moments of your time to say “thank you” in this video.


1) Now that you’ve written daily for a month, we’d love to know how this challenge has changed/shaped you as a writer. If you’d like to celebrate the ways in which you’ve changed as an educator/writer, then please hop over to Flipgrid and share a short video reflection with us. Thank you to those of you who’ve already left your reflections. What a joy it is to hear your voices and see your smiling faces!

2) Speaking of writing for a month, if you blogged for all 31 days this month, then you deserve this badge!

3) Come back tomorrow to sign the Participant Pledge if you want to be included in the prize drawing. Melanie will post the pledge tomorrow and will ask you to “sign” it by leaving a comment. Your comment certifies that you wrote and linked daily, as well as commented on at least three other Slicers’ writing daily.

4) Are you wondering what happens next? Brian Kissel tweeted at me. Here was his question and my response:

We look forward to seeing you back here on Tuesdays year-round! Remember: you may dip-in and dip-out of our Tuesday challenge as you wish. (Though we hope you join us weekly, if your schedule permits!)


Some very important words about teachers — like you — from Donald Graves.



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

242 thoughts on “DAY 31 OF THE MARCH SOLSC! #SOL17

    1. I could not leave a comment directly on your blog…it sent me to a page that didn’t exist. I would love to follow your April Poetry and Photography postings. Thanks for sharing your writing, photography, and comments with me.
      Same time next year?
      Until then–
      Have a great year!
      (Unless i can figure out how to follow your poetry in April 🙂


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