The Slice of Life Story Challenge
I'm starting to reread some favorite books for several reasons, including reading with new eyes: the eyes of a writer.
In the delightful book Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo, Opal challenges her father to tell her ten things (one thing for each year she has been alive) about her mama because she doesn't remember her. Opal also starts to create a list of ten things she knows about her dog, Winn-Dixie. I decided to create my own "ten things I know about" list . . . the number ten (not for my age!) but because I thought it was a solid number. I'm thinking this is a great way for kids to reflect on their learning as well!
Ten Things I Know about the 'Slice of Life Story Challenge'
One. SOLSC awakened me to writing, blogging, and sharing with others.
Two. SOLSC opened my eyes, ears, and heart to the life around me, waiting to be woven into words.
Three. SOLSC helped me reflect on my life and capture those moments I don't want to forget.
Four. SOLSC motivated me to write. Every day.
Five. SOLSC encouraged me to collaborate with thinkers, writers, poets, teachers, mentors, mothers, and digital experts all over the world.
Six. SOLSC allowed me to devour diverse writing from a variety of authors opening their hearts, minds, and lives.
Seven. SOLSC taught me to read like a writer and experiment with new styles.
Eight. SOLSC taught me the true power of words.
Nine. SOLSC provided me comments, thoughts, reactions, and support from members of the writing community.
Ten. SOLSC has me excited for next March and I will be encouraging others to join!
(Yes, Mom, including you!)