Slice of Life Story Challenge

Day 14 of the March SOLSC! #SOL18

Welcome to the fourteenth day of the 11th Annual Slice of Life Story Challenge!  

Write. Share. Give.


So many moments throughout our day can become a slice of life story. Were you inspired by a book you read? Did you witness a conversation? Are you playing around with a fictional story? Are you a list maker? Were you struck by a memory? Our slice of life community resonates on the beat of stories from our everyday, stories from our heart, and stories from afar. Often in our noticings, we might be inspired by a book we are reading, people in our lives, characters in our head, or to-dos that go on and on. All of these can trigger a story from our day and to truly get to know our community, readers seek this connection to the stories that come from these ideas. It is through story that we adhere to our value of the ordinary and the simple. We would ask that you, as our community, continue to adhere to these values as well. Developing a daily writing habit centered around everyday occurrences is what helps us as writers to grow and expand on this natural and organic experience. Instead of a book review, tell us what inspired you and what you connected to as a human, a reader, or writer. Working on a fictional piece? Tell us how the world around you is inspiring your characters and the struggle of developing this uniquely crafted work. Do memories abound in your mind? What took you to that moment? Below is an oldie but goodie graphic that further explains what a slice of life story entails. You can type and view the links within the last boxes to see different examples.



Emily Landis blogs at #momlife and recently wrote a post titled, The House that Build Me. At the beginning of the challenge, a few of you reached out concerned that your posts might not be #SOL stories. I wanted to share Emily’s example today because it is a beautiful slice that demonstrates how a moment in our day can trigger a memory and voila, memory slice! Take a look at Emily’s blog.


Stacey streamlined the essential information this year into a slideshow for easy access to frequently asked questions and information. If you need to refer back to any of the basic information about the challenge, click here to view a brief slideshow.

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. We receive a high volume of emails at different points within the challenge window.

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289 thoughts on “Day 14 of the March SOLSC! #SOL18

  1. I like Betsy Hubbard’s suggestions on how to write a Slice of Life today. It’s supposed to show a glimpse of an ordinary person’s life. It’s not supposed to be a sales effort; it’s implied that we should be positive.


    1. Wow…now that was thought provoking! In a time where we really have to change to keep up with the signs of the times, you can’t afford to be afraid of the natural movement of the world. Change is inevitable.


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