Slice of Life 30: Thank You!

(During March, I am blogging daily as a part of the Slice of Life Story Challenge!)  Special thanks to the hosts of the Slice of Life Challenge:  StaceyTaraDanaBetsyAnna and Beth.   More Slice of Life posts can be found at  Two Writing Teachers .

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Kudos to the fabulous team at Two Writing Teachers and all the support that they assembled for this challenge!  Being a part of a community like this makes it “easier” to continue on each day!  Thanks to both Stacey Shubitz, SOLSC14, and Anna Gratz Cockerille, Classroom SOLSC14,  for their great “Be Inspired” ideas!  Thanks to the support team as well.  I had many questions for Elsie and her supportive responses soothed my apprehensions!

I jumped into this challenge because of two twitter friends, Julieanne Harmatz (AKA @jarhartz ) who blogs at “To Read To Write To Be” and  Catherine Flynn (AKA @flynn_catherine who blogs at “Reading to the Core.”   Check out the past slices on the blogs of these two talented ladies!

Thanks to all “Slicers” who read and commented on my blog during the “Slice of Life Challenge.”  Special thanks to those who commented a LOT including:   Julieanne, Tara, Catherine, Anna, Elsie, Stacey and Carol.

Writing every day for a month has helped me continue to work on my own writing.  I will reflect on forms and topics tomorrow in my final post for the month.  It’s possible that I will join “Slice of Life Tuesday” or another regular weekly posting.  I must do some work on my calendar to determine feasibility over the next couple of months as I modify an online graduate course and also plan for summer work.  This month has shown me, again, how important it is to both respond to other bloggers and/or tweet out their links.  The connections in the community are THE BEST!

But most importantly, this Slice of Life Challenge has confirmed my belief that teachers of writing must also be writers!

Again, Thanks!  This has been fun!  This has been great learning!  This has fueled my writing soul!

19 responses

  1. What a beautiful thank you! It takes so many people to make it happen and it is such a great experience!

    1. Everything worthwhile seems to involve “behind the scenes” folks! Thank you, as well, for reading and commenting!

  2. 30 days of writing behind, only one more to go. The writing may have been the easiest part of the challenge. Visiting other blogs has been the greatest challenge. I feel sad I didn’t have time to visit as many people as I wished, and because of that I have missed meeting people and reading interesting and inspiring posts. It’s a bit easier on Tuesdays, because then it’s possible to visit blogs and comment writing all week long. I hope that you will join.

    1. I hate that I have not read more blogs than I have just due to the lack of time. I think I will like the pace of the Tuesday slice (now that I also now what it is) just for the fact that I will have a week to read and respond.

      Slicers are fabulous writers! Slicers are wonderful thinkers! Slicers are so inspirational

  3. Thank you for the beautiful thank you, Fran! I’m so glad you joined us this March. I hope you’ll join us on Tuesdays too. Feel free to dip-in and dip-out as time permits.

    1. You are so welcome, Stacey! This has been a great learning journey!

  4. I thank you for your writing. This challenge would be nothing without the voices of all the writers. I hope you can fit in a slice on Tuesdays, I always look forward to your thinking.

    1. Thanks, Elsie!
      I really plan to make some time to read some more slices as they were many that I have YET to sample!

  5. I’ve loved reading your Slices all month and getting to know you better through your writing. Thanks so much for your enthusiasm and knowledge. What a great month!

    1. Thanks, Anna!
      It has been a great month!
      Some days I only write to “see what I do know.” Writing gives me the opportunity to frame my thinking!

  6. So much fun to have you along for the month, Fran. And ditto about that last thought!

    1. Thanks, Tara, for all your comments and support!

  7. Read your post first thing this morning. It has been great fun. Loved every bit of it and I am SO glad you joined in. Hopefully you can fit it in on Tuesdays.

    1. Thanks, Julieanne! Slicing has been great fun! Tuesdays so sound doable but I haven’t even looked at my calendar. Many “spring” tasks at hand right now!

  8. Thanks! I was nice to meet you here at SOLSC! Keep in touch!

    1. And thanks to you as well!

  9. I’ve enjoyed reading your slices this month, Fran. I hope you will keep slicing on Tuesdays. As Stacey said, most of us do the best we can, dipping in and out as time and life permit! It’s a lot easier only writing one a week!

    1. Thanks, Carol. I have appreciated your comments all month. I am looking at a couple of weekly posts and thinking about the rhythm of writing. I need to continue to develop my narrative writing skills so “slicing” is a very high probability!

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