Slice of Life Story Challenge · SOLSC

Day 31 of the March SOLSC! #SOL23

You made it—congratulations! It is the final day of the 16th Annual Slice of Life Story Challenge. How do you feel? Thank you for being a part of this incredible month. We couldn’t do it without you. This digital badge is for you. Copy and paste it anywhere you’d like to remind yourself that you made it to day 31.

Write. Share. Give.


Today is Multi-Lit Friday! This is an invitation for Slicers to share their slice of life stories in any language. Make sure to mention that you’re participating in Multi-Lit Friday when you leave the teaser and link to your post.


Today’s inspiration comes to us from Heidi Allum, who blogs at Heidi Allum Blog. In her post, “A Conversation about COVID,” she shares the difficult conversation she had with her students when she asked them, “Do you feel like COVID changed you?” It’s so important to hear the perspectives of her students and recognize the ways that young people feel they were and still are affected by the pandemic.

On this final day of the challenge, we hope you will reflect on the connections you have made (and are making) through your engagement in this community.

  • Which relationships were strengthened this year?
  • Where do you see new connections forming?
  • How does it impact you as a writer (and a teacher of writers) to build a network of fellow slicers, to have an authentic audience eager to offer feedback and support?
  • Who might you thank, for making a difference in your own writing life?

Again, thank you for being a part of this amazing month. On behalf of the team at Two Writing Teachers Blog, we appreciate this opportunity to write and learn beside you. We hope you’ll be back on Tuesdays, when we host Slice of Life across the year.


Are you ready for the Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge? There will be a dedicated post for the challenge every Sunday morning through the end of April. The posts are meant to provide tips, inspiration and encouragement for educators who are coaching students in the challenge. See the overview post for more information. It’s not too late; sign up on the Padlet anytime before April 2, 2023.


  • If your last name begins with the letters A – C, please email questions to Morgan Davis at medavis8[at]
  • If your last name begins with the letters D – G, please email questions to Amy Ellerman at ellermanamy[at]
  • If your last name begins with the letters H – K, please email questions to Betsy Hubbard at betsymhubbard[at] 
  • If your last name begins with the letters L – N, please email questions to Jenna Komarin at Jennakomarin[at] 
  • If your last name begins with the letters O – R, please email questions to Beth Moore at beth[at]
  • If your last name begins with the letters S – V, please email questions to Stacey Shubitz at stacey[at] 
  • If your last name begins with the letters W – Z, please email questions to Sarah Valter at sarahvalterreads[at]

Questions about the Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge should be directed to one of these co-authors:

  • If your last name begins with the letters A – Q, please email questions to Leah Koch at Leah.koch7[at]
  • If your last name begins with the letters R – Z, please email questions to Melanie Meehan at meehanmelanie[at]

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

195 thoughts on “Day 31 of the March SOLSC! #SOL23

  1. Stacey & SOLSC Crew – Thank you so much for this March Challenge. I was able to sustain writing bird verse for 31 days. I think I have enough, or at least well on my way, to self-publishing a poetry book. Reading others’ posts gave me so much to consider and be inspired by. I cannot thank you enough for giving me and all of us space and safety in which to write. I am ever grateful – Joanne Emery


  2. Good thing the month is coming to a close … all my falling asleep and missing posting can come to a close, too!

    Last night, I wrote about an event I co-hosted … and wrote in the afternoon and thought I’d posted it … only to come home tonight and find it still in my draft folder!

    Tonight, I wrote about the Philadelphia Orchestra performance I went to see at Carnegie Hall:


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