Saturday, February 28, 2009

Slice of Life Challenge

If you have not tried the Slice of Life by "thetwowritingteachers", you really need to check out their website this month. They are giving bloggers a BIG challenge. I can't wait to see if I can do it. If I can, not only will I have a chance to get some great prizes, but I will also become a better writer, just because I will have written more than ever. That always helps our writing, doesn't it?

Here's the letter I got from Stacey and Ruth. Try it out and see what you think!

Ruth and I hope this letter finds you well. Here on the East Coast of the United States, we’re preparing for a big snowstorm that’s coming our way. In fact, I just returned home from Stop ‘n Shop, which was as packed as a can of sardines. Bread shelves were sparse and nearly everyone had a gallon of milk in their cart! Ah, the overpreparedness has set in!
As I snaked through the aisles between the throngs of people with shopping carts, I realized that my trip to the grocery store would make an excellent Slice of Life Story. Even though it seems rather mundane, there are ways that I can make more out of my trip to the store thereby telling my reader something about the way in which people acted (not well) towards each other this afternoon as they stocked-up for the impending storm.
That being said, the second Slice of Life Story Challenge begins at Two Writing Teachers tomorrow. We’re hoping that you are going to take part in this 31 Day Challenge by writing and sharing a story about your day, each day, during the month of March. We know that sounds like a lot of writing, but that’s why it’s a challenge. And, in order to make things more interesting, we have a bunch of artists who donated writerly items as giveaways for participants (see details by going to If you miss a day, DO NOT DESPAIR... I'm creating something for one of the folks (as a drawing) who writes between 25-30 days of the Challenge.
Due to many technical problems Ruth and I have had with Mr. Linky, we’ve decided to forego using Mr. Linky this year. Hence, every day that you write a Slice of Life Story, please head over to our blog’s main page and post the link to your post by submitting a comment on that day’s post prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. (We’ll be keeping a spreadsheet of the people who submit comments so that we can expedite the giveaway process to folks in early April.)


Anonymous said...

Hi Kathy,
What else do you know about this? Is it about teaching writing or writing. I do not teach writing, I open up children's minds to art, but no writing. However, that being said, I spend all my spare time writing as that is what I do. So, I just wondered if this is about the life of a teacher who teaches writing or about writers????
Lou Ann

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