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SOLSC Participant Pledge

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Congratulations!  You have completed the 10th Annual Slice of Life Story Challenge.  You have already reaped the benefits of this challenge: you have developed a daily writing habit, you have become a valued member of a writing community, you have shared stories from your life, and you have honed your writing craft.

That being said, who doesn’t like a good prize?  In order to be eligible to win a prize, you must have:

  • written a Slice of Life story every day for the month of March, starting no later than March 4th
  • shared the link to your Slice of Life story on the daily call for Slices before 11:59 p.m. EDT each day
  • given at least three comments to other Slice of Life writers each day

If you meet these three requirements, you are eligible to win one of our fabulous prizes!  Winners will be chosen by random number generator and announced in a separate post on Monday, April 10th.  To enter, please leave a comment on this post before Monday, 4/3 at 12:00 p.m. EDT.  Your comment will serve as your entry ticket into the prize contest.  By leaving a comment below, you are signing this pledge:

I verify I have faithfully executed the 10th Annual Slice of Life Story Challenge.  I have written a Slice of Life Story about my life every day in March, starting no later than March 4th.  I have also strengthened the writing community by commenting on at least three other Slice of Life blogs each day.

Kathleen set up a fabulous Flipgrid so that we can share what the Challenge has meant to us either as first-timers, tenth-timers, or anything in between. Please feel free to listen and contribute your thoughts!

Thank you and good luck!

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Melanie Meehan View All

I am the Writing and Social Studies Coordinator in Simsbury, CT, and I love what I do. I get to write and inspire others to write! Additionally, I am the mom to four fabulous daughters and the wife of a great husband.

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  1. I didn’t comment on here in time to be entered into the drawing, but I just wanted to say as first time slicer, this challenge was such an amazing experience. I’m so happy that I decided to do it, and thank you for the opportunity!! I am so excited to begin the Tuesday weekly slices tomorrow! 🙂

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  2. It was my first time slicing, or for that matter, even blogging and I loved it! Though challenging to complete at times, I truly found it exercised my writing AND diligence muscles. Commenting on others was beneficial. I was inspired by all!

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  3. Having completed my 9th Slice of Life Challenge, I remain an enthusiastic writing participant. I appreciate the time and effort by the TWT team behind this great initiative. May it continue to grow as a strong force for writing and writers. I further appreciate the feedback and support offered by my fellow writers throughout the month of March. The sense of community is alive and well in this space.

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  4. Best year yet for me! Loved slicing this month, reading others’ slices, and starting a personal habit of writing and making it public every day. Thank you Two Writing Teachers for continuing to challenge us every year for a month! See you on Tuesday!

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  5. This was my first slice of life challenge and I loved it! I loved writing every day and reading others’ writing. What an inspiring month! I can’t wait to join on tuesdays, and I look forward to next years challenge! 🙂

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  6. I was a first time slicer. Wrote throughout March and commented on three or more posts daily. An amazing and rewarding experience. I am happy to be part of this writing community and hope to continue slicing on Tuesdays. Thank you to the organizers of this challenge..

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  7. This is my second time to accept the challenge. The first time, I was helping my friend who lost her dog on day 29, and I could not get to WiFi in time to post. 😦 But this time! Victorious! I can’t wait to see how this commitment to writing has changed my writing habit.

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  8. Hmmm….thought I posted, but I can’t find me! So, 2nd time slicing, first time completing the challenge! 🙂 Thank you, Two Writing Teachers, and everyone who’s helped organized everything that went on this month! What a great month of writing! 🙂

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  9. This was my first SOL challenge and I LOVED it. It was just what I needed to get back on track and to find my voice. I had my students do the challenge with me but using a notebook/pencil format. It was incredibly powerful for them. Thank you for the opportunity. I am hooked.

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  10. This was my first year slicing on here and third year doing it with my students! Thank you for the challenge! I loved reading so many slices and pushing myself as a writer this past month.

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  11. This was my third year slicing and it was the best one. Thank you all. Your posts inspired, nudged me at times to rethink, and made me marvel at the writing talent that abounds.

    Thank you TWT team. You’re the best.

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  12. This was my second year of Slicing for the SOLSC and it was awesome to participate and read all the wonderful slices this month. I’m so grateful for this website and those who make all this possible–thank you!

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  13. First time slicer and so happy I took the challenge. I definitely what to thank Vanessa Vaile and Linda Baie for being such great Welcome Wagon Slicers to me. Thank you TWT for the challenge. I look forward to next year!

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  14. This is my 2nd year and WOW was it awesome. Trying to work on my National Boards & write a manuscript apparently wasn’t enough writing for me! Thank you to all the slicers who made me a better writer and a better person this month! Thanks to my Two Writing Teacher friends who made this all happen-you are all amazing!

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  15. Thank you so much, TWT, for hosting this challenge! I appreciate all you’ve done over this past month. Thank you to my readers (this was my first time), and thank you to all those who wrote the fantastic pieces I read. See you on Tuesday!

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  16. I just loved being part of this community of writers for the second year. I look forward to slicing on Tuesdays throughout the year.
    This helped me through a difficult physical time by giving me something to focus on besides myself.
    Thank you so much!

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  17. I’m so happy to say that I completed this challenge for the first time. A special thank you to Maureen and Katie who faithfully commented on my slices each and every day. I looked forward to your comments, which help keep me writing!

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  18. Oops — left my comment in the wrong place — and after a month of doing this everyday at that. Here goes again:

    Not my first SOLSC or blogging challenge rodeo but my first SOLSC completion and Welcome Wagon Volunteer stint. What I am most proud of is that six of my seven new slicers completed “31 straight days of writing.” The 7th got engaged so I’m counting that as a 100% win..

    See you on Tuesday. I have a post-SOLSC blogging schedule and an eclectic, interdisciplinary guerrilla ed program to work up.

    PS today is not just April Fool’s Day but also the first day of National Poetry Month. To the slicing poets of SOLSC, let us know how who among you is doing an April poem a day challenge so the SoL can follow you there too.

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    • Katie, best part of #sol17 for me is not the completion but volunteering for the Welcome Wagon — and seeing six new slicers complete their first time out. Now I’ve got comment’s to reply to. See you Tuesday.

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  19. Many many thanks for this wonderful experience. This is my 6th year, but the first year in a while that I have been able to write and comment every day. I leave March a better person than I was at the beginning of the month because of SOLSC. Again, thank you!!

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  20. First time slicer…thanks to pugluv50 for encouraging me to participate. Thanks to all the slicers who fueled the passion by takinng the time to comment on my slice…and thanks to the Two Writing Teachers who had the vision to make this opportunity possible…I am richer for it!

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  21. Thank you TWT for the challenge, I enjoyed writing, reading, and connecting with the other writers. Thanks to Mandy Nabors for challenging me once again to join. I’m glad I took her up on it this time!

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  22. Thank you TWT team! This is my 6th year completing the March SOLSC. I have learned more every year, grown as a writer and teacher, and personally. I have connected with other writers in lasting friendship. Thank you for creating and continuing to support this amazing community.

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  23. I completed year four! Thank you Two Writing Teachers for all you do! The March challenge is where this community begins and develops, but Tuesdays are where it grows and endures. So, new slicers: I hope to see you on Tuesday!

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  24. End of year 6 for me! It feels great to be a part of this wonderful community! Thank you to everyone – writers and the Two Writing Teachers crew and everyone else who helped! See you on Tuesdays!

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  25. I’m a first-time Challenge Slicer. I joined because I know that I need to keep stretching and growing as a writer in order to support other writers – and because I love to write. This experience was priceless. Thank you all~

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  26. First time slicer – amazed at the process and the support from this community. I will definitely slice every Tuesday, and beyond within under “topics.” Grateful to those who have provided feedback – truly life changing.

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  27. First time slicer here, and definitely not my last. This experience was amazing in so many different ways, and this group’s support and love was the best! I hope to see loads of you on Tuesdays!!

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  28. A big thank you everyone at TWT for hosting this celebration. I’m looking forward to a year of Tuesdays. Right now, I think I’m experiencing withdrawal.

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  29. Can’t believe it’s over! I think this is my 5th year slicing. Yikes! So glad to have this community of writers. Big thanks to the TWT team for all your hard work behind the scenes running the challenge.

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  30. Just finished my third year and it has definitely been a joy to be part of this community this year. I can’t express my appreciation enough for all of the support and inspiration I’ve gotten over the last 31 days!

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  31. Melanie, I started slicing in 2015 when I found this wonderful community of educator/slicers. Since then, I have been enjoying writing, reading, and even using slices as mentor texts. It’s wonderful meeting first time slicers and making acquaintances with those whom I have never written alongside. The best aha moment is when I meet slicers F2F at conference. Happy Spring!

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  32. This is my 5th year participating in the SOL Challenge. I am so so grateful for the connections I have made as I have been trying to reconstruct a new road map for my life. Everyone has been so supportive and kind as I fumble through. Thank you.-Barbara

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      • Not my first SOLSC or blogging challenge rodeo but my first SOLSC completion and Welcome Wagon Volunteer stint. What I am most proud of is that six of my seven new slicers completed “31 straight days of writing.” The 7th got engaged so I’m counting that as a 100% win..

        See you on Tuesday. I have a post-SOLSC blogging schedule and an eclectic, interdisciplinary guerrilla ed program to work up.

        PS today is not just April Fool’s Day but also the first day of National Poetry Month. To the slicing poets of SOLSC, let us know how who among you is doing an April poem a day challenge so the SoL can follow you there too.

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