Slice of Life Story Challenge


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Welcome to Day 12 of the 13th Annual Slice of Life Story Challenge! You’re really doing it!


If you are a Welcome Wagon volunteer, please be sure to fill out the form.  by Friday at midnight. The winner will be announced on March 15.

Tune in tomorrow for another prize announcement, as we will be having a weekend challenge!


  • Please remember that only one post per day is allowed in our comments section. If you miss a day of slicing or forget to post your permalink one day, please only post the permalink to that day’s post. (As long as you wrote every day for the month of March, you’ll still be eligible for prizes throughout the month.)

Are you hoping for more comments on your writing?

If you have been hoping for more comments, you’ll find that the more comments you leave for others, the more comments you’ll receive in return.

Additionally, you may find that changing the time of day that you post leads to more (or fewer) readers and commenters. In general, posting your permalink earlier in the day means it is available for a longer amount of time for people to click and read your post. If you prefer to write at night, an option is to write your posts the night before, and simply leave the permalinks in the mornings.

If you do tend to comment in the earlier part of the day, we encourage you to come back later in the day to visit a few blogs as well! Spread the commenting love!

Did you know that there is such a thing as blogging etiquette? For example, bloggers generally do not leave their email address or blog url in a comment. You can see our Commenting Guidelines for more on how to be a conscientious commenter!


Amy Spitzer’s post titled Failure, Disguised as Victory is a great example of writing directly to your reader. Writer’s call this “direct address” and it can give your writing a feeling of intimacy and immediacy that pulls the reader in and makes your message hard to ignore.

She writes directly to a student, telling the story of a power struggle between teacher and student that many of us can relate to personally, making her post doubly worth taking a peek at.


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-G, please email questions to Lanny Ball at lanny.ball[at]  
  • If your last name begins with the letters H-M, please email questions to Kelsey Corter at kelseymcorter[at]
  • If your last name begins with the letters N-Q, please email questions to Betsy Hubbard at betsymhubbard[at]
  • If your last name begins with the letters R-U, please email questions to Melanie Meehan at meehanmelanie[at]
  • If your last name begins with the letters V-Z, please email questions to Beth Moore, beth[at]

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

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