DAY 26 OF THE MARCH SOLSC! #SOLSC19

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Welcome to Day 26 of the 12th Annual Slice of Life Story Challenge! Please check out today’s announcements and the “Be Inspired” post and quote before you leave the permalink to your slice of life story.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Take a peek at the winners!  

The winners of the “Who Inspires You” mid-month challenge were announced today! Take a peek here to see who the lucky winners are of all that NCTE Swag! 

The Classroom challenge starts next week! Classes can add their info to our padlet: 

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BE INSPIRED

As a first year participant of SOLSC, I’m discovering that I carry some slices with me long after I’ve read them. I think back to them when I’m on walks, trying to be a bit more present for inspiration to come in, when I’m looking for writing to read to my students, when I sit down to write and am full of new craft moves to try.

Clickety Clackety, by Judy Koval, is one such slice. Judy, who portrays the kind of writerly life and variety that I wish for each of my students (and for myself!), writes about a memory of being intrigued by words as a child, while her mother practiced using a typewriter. On days that feel less than slice-able, I think of “Clickety Clackety,” and of all of the untold stories from the years before I was a writer. I hope that I can relive and retell those stories with as much vividness as Judy has:

“I remember being in awe as I watched her fingers flying over the keys. Clickety clackety clickety clack, DING, swoosh. Clickety clackety clickety clack, DING, swoosh. Clickety clackety clickety clack, DING, swoosh.  Again and again and again, I heard those same sounds until “Zzzzip!” Mom snatched the piece of paper out of the typewriter and quickly rolled another one in.”

NEED ANSWERS?

If you have questions about the challenge, please reach out.

  • 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.

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