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Write. Share. Give.

Welcome to the 11th Annual Slice of Life Story Challenge! Whether you write every day or haven’t written in a long time, I’m thrilled you’re here!

If you’re participating in the individual Slice of Life Story Challenge, this is where you share your writing.  If you’re sharing your students’ slice of life stories, then head over to the Classroom Challenge, which Beth, Deb, Kathleen, and Lanny are hosting this month.  (Please see Beth’s previous post.)

Each day you’ll find a section called “BE INSPIRED,” which will follow each day’s announcements. That section will include something like a link to someone’s slice of life story, a quote about writing, etc.


I’ve streamlined the essential information this year into a slideshow so the daily calls for slice of life stories aren’t cluttered with text. Even if you’re back for your eleventh challenge, please read through the essential information before checking out today’s writing inspiration or leaving the link to your slice of life story. For instance, our comment guidelines have changed. Please familiarize yourself with the new guidelines in case you missed them when we revealed them last month.

A special welcome to the first-time Slicers who are joining us this year! Deb Frazier and Kathleen Sokolowski will be using the participant information form you filled out (Click here if you haven’t filled it out yet.) to match you up with a member of our Welcome Wagon.



Terje Akke, who blogs at Just for a Month, has been a part of the Slice of Life Community for more years than I can count! She’s written several posts to help inspire folks when they feel stuck and to provide advice for new Slicers. Here are several links to her posts for you to check out if you need some inspiration today.

SOL Quote Day 1


Need to contact a co-author with a question? Please email us rather than leaving your question within your comment (below). Thank you, in advance, for your patience with us. We receive a high volume of emails during the first few days of the challenge. We will respond to all emails as soon as possible.

  • If your last name begins with the letters A – I, please email questions to Betsy, betsymhubbard{at}
  • If your last name begins with the letters J – R, please email questions to Melanie, meehanmelanie{at}
  • If your last name begins with the letters S – Z, please email questions to Stacey, stacey{at}

Please note: We’re unable to respond to challenge-related questions via Facebook and Twitter.