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DAY 1 OF THE MARCH SOLSC! #SOL19

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Write. Share. Give.

It’s my honor to welcome you to the 12th Annual Slice of Life Story Challenge! This month-long writing challenge began in March 2008. We were twelve or so educators who gathered together from two countries to commit to writing daily. This year, we have hundreds of participants signed up from around the world. It’s a thrill to have you here — wherever you hail from and whether you’re new or returning to this challenge — today!

Before you leave your link to your slice of life story, please fill out this year’s Participant Information Form. This year, we are asking participants to register and commit to this Challenge no later than 11:59 p.m. EST today (in order to be in the running for prizes). This form will close tomorrow morning, March 2nd. In keeping with the spirit of a month-long challenge, it is important to participate fully all thirty-one days. NOTE: This is different from past years.

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.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

I’ve streamlined the essential information into a slideshow so the daily calls for slice of life stories aren’t cluttered with text. Even if you’re back for your 12th challenge, please read through the essential information before checking out today’s writing inspiration or leaving the link to your slice of life story.

A special welcome to the first-time Slicers who are joining us this year! Kelsey Corter 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.

BE INSPIRED

LeAnn Carpenter, who blogs at Elsie Tries Writing, has been a part of the Slice of Life Community for many years! She reminds us that sometimes you just have to let your slice of life story find you.

QUESTIONS

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 you have questions about the individual challenge, you may contact one of these co-authors.

  • If your last name begins with the letters A – E, please email questions to Lanny Ball at lanny.ball[at]gmail.com.  
  • If your last name begins with the letters F-I, please email questions to Kelsey Corter at kelseymcorter[at]gmail.com.
  • If your last name begins with the letters J-M, please email questions to Betsy Hubbard at betsymhubbard[at]gmail.com.
  • If your last name begins with the letters N – Q, please email questions to Melanie Meehan at meehanmelanie[at]gmail.com.
  • If your last name begins with the letters R – U, please email questions to Beth Moore, beth[at]elizabethmoore.work.
  • If your last name begins with the letters V – Z, please email questions to Stacey, stacey[at]staceyshubitz.com.

If you have questions about the Classroom Challenge, which will take place next month, you may contact one of these co-authors:

  • If your last name begins with the letters A – M, please email questions to DebFrazier4[at]gmail.com.
  • If your last name begins with the letters N – Z, please email questions to Kathleen Sokolowski mrs.sokolowski[at]gmail.com.

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

Stacey Shubitz View All

Literacy Consultant. Author. Former 4th and 5th Grade Classroom Teacher.

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    • Hello! Welcome to the SOLSC! There seems to be a problem with the link you posted – can you be sure to paste the permalink to your published post (not the link that appears while you are in edit/type mode. Also, be sure your post is set to public. Email me if you need more help!

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    • You spoke to me when you talked of those of us who are trying to cultivate “a habit of coming to the page each day”. The teacher/mom grind spins my brains into smoothie by the time I can sit down and write. Sorting ideas let alone the words, no matter how free, feels impossible. I teach my students to create new pathways and I need to do the same. Pathways through the smoothie! I look forward to reading your writing!

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      • Thanks for taking the time to engage in the community by commenting on the posts of fellow slicers! Please leave your comments on the blog of the slicer’s post. Slicers will miss comments left for them in the TWT comment section. This section is for leaving links to Slice of Life posts only.
        Thank you for writing and commenting!

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    • “No. What’s really going on here is that I’m putting my whole heart into what I love.” Oh. My. God. I can’t tell you how much this spoke to me today. I had an AWFUL day, after spilling my heart out to each of my students. Sometimes, heart doesn’t feel like enough. But I hope that it can be!

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    • Hello and thank you for writing with us in the Slice of Life Writing Challenge!

      The link you left for today’s post takes us to an editors mode of your blog.

      Please repost your link. You’ll need to post a permalink-

      Publish your post
      Click on the title of your post
      Click on the URL (address bar)
      Paste this Permalink in the comment section on TWT

      The permalink takes us directly to the post for the day!

      Happy Slicing!

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    • Hello and thank you for writing with us in the Slice of Life Writing Challenge!

      The link you left for today’s post takes us to an editors mode of your blog.

      Please repost your link. You’ll need to post a permalink-

      Publish your post
      Click on the title of your post
      Click on the URL (address bar)
      Paste this Permalink in the comment section on TWT

      The permalink takes us directly to the post for the day!

      Happy Slicing!

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  1. It’s been four years since I have successfully participated in this challenge. Planning ways to be successful once again! mvervinck.wordpress.com/2019/03/01/slice-of-life-2019/

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    • Loved loved your opening quote. Just that sparked an idea of what I can write next. I’m all about trying to remember and keeping special memories alive. I feel like I live just from the memories I relive. Thank you for sharing.

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    • Great way to kick things off friend. Love the power of your selfie… In your face 🙂
      So here’s my answers: I am so over winter but we still have another month, at least but I’m pretty anchored even with lots of white…
      I am in my cozy apartment
      I am working on my own goodness…
      And that’s all I have to say 🙂

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      • Bonnie,
        Thanks for taking time to engage in the community by commenting on the posts of fellow slicers! Please leave your comments on the blog of the slicer’s post. Slicers will miss comments left for them in the TWT comment section. This section is for leaving links to Slice of Life posts only.
        Thank you for writing and commenting!
        Deb

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    • Hello! Welcome to the challenge! You’ve posted the link to your wordpress editor instead of your blog post. Please try again by clicking on your published post and then copying the url of that post to your comment here. Thank you!

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    • Hello! Welcome to the challenge! You’ve posted an incorrect link instead of your blog post’s permalink. Please try again by clicking on your published post and then copying the url of that post to your comment here. Thank you!

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    • Hello! Welcome to the SOLSC! There seems to be a problem with the link you posted – can you be sure to paste the permalink to your published post (not the link that appears while you are in edit/type mode. Also, be sure your post is set to public. Email me if you need more help!

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    • Hello and welcome to the challenge! There’s a problem with the link you left – please be sure to copy and paste the permalink to your published post, rather than the link that appears when you are in edit/type mode! Thanks!

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    • Hello! Welcome to the SOLSC! There seems to be a problem with the link you posted – can you be sure to paste the permalink to your published post (not the link that appears while you are in edit/type mode. Also, be sure your post is set to public.

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    • Fran,
      I was riveted by your story. I could feel the presence of your grandmother. Your use of
      language was so compelling. Love the way you used the setting details to tell the story
      Now you have me wondering about those letters….

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