All-Things-ScribeSlice

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Leaving S.S.

I would like to know how I can export all my writings from this website. I feel it's time to bid you all a hearty,"Hasta La Vista!". The time has come for me to launch out and to take my entire collection of works with me. Paul Janze, would you please address my intentions. Apart from that, I thank those who have read my work and hopefully have gleaned some good from my stories/poems. Thank you all, and all the best to you in your future endeavours!


Allen Clarke

30th August 2016


ALLEN, first, sorry to see you go.

second, has your departure to do with the inactivity here regarding feedback and helpful critiques?

I have always tried to be here every day to read and critique when I could.
I may not have replied to everything you wrote but I read all your pieces but felt , when I did not, that I did not have a full grasp of what you were writing. when this occurred I stayed silent instead of misinterpreting.

all the best , wherever your writings are.

thank you for sharing your creative process.


Leonard a. Wronke

31st August 2016


Thanks, Leonard. I appreciate your comments. It's just that I felt it was time to move on.I must admit, that, at times I may have come across as not that easy to understand.It's just that I felt that I had to follow the leading of my muse. Unfortunately, I may have written stuff out of a sense of frustration.My decision to leave, came partly from a sense of not being appreciated. The other reason is that, as a writer, I felt that, figuratively speaking, I was,"spinning my tires", and not really going anywhere with my writing.Back to my initial query," Does anyone out there know how I can " take my work with me, when I go?" I'm still waiting for a response from Jon Paul.


Allen Clarke

9th September 2016


Allen, I think you are just going to have to copy/paste each of your works individually. To be honest, I always write my stories on a separate program and then transport them here to scribeslice so that I always have a copy. I suggest you do the same if you decide to use other sites in the future.


Taylor Lanson

9th September 2016


Allen, there's one other thing I wanted to say.

You said "My decision to leave, came partly from a sense of not being appreciated."

Personally, this seems like a rather silly reason to leave S.S., but I can't blame you for wanting to leave considering that this site is pretty much dead.

To be perfectly honest, you shouldn't be writing if you want to be "appreciated," because "appreciation" only goes so far in this craft. I know that I can't be the only one who thinks that this site is much too pandering to writers. If you want to improve your writing (if you don't then you shouldn't be writing), then you need to take the good with the bad. The nature of the beast, however, is that the bad is MUCH more important than the good. I would trade all of the positive comments I have ever received on this site if it meant I could have ONE more critique of my writing. If someone says something negative about you or your writing, you should simply channel that as fuel to become better. At the end of the day, not everyone is going to like what you write even after HOURS of painstakingly difficult revision. You need to write for YOU. Not for someone else's approval.


Taylor Lanson

10th September 2016


thank you, TAYLOR...for explaining a fundamental truth that all writers have to face.

every writer I have read or know stated the same thing..."WRITING IS NOT FOR THE PUBLIC( even though it is the public who drives your work and fan((???)) base)IT IS FOR WHAT YOU , YOURSELF, WISH TO CONVEY OR HOW ANY PIECE FLOWS. IF YOU FIND A KINDRED SOUL IN A READER(EVEN IF ONLY THE ONE...YOU AS A WRITER HAVE SUCCEEDED). I, MYSELF, WRITE NOT TO BE RECOGNIZED BUT TO FOLLOW THE JOURNEY THAT MY WRITING PRESENTS TO ME ...IT IS THE JOY OF SEEING THE CHARACTERS AND SITUATIONS CREATED TAKE A "LIFE OF THEIR OWN".

THERE HAVE BEEN HARSH CRITIQUES OF SOME OF MY WORKS(MY NOVEL, FOR ONE) BUT THIS ALLOWED ME TO ASSESS WHAT WAS TOLD TO ME AND SEE IF IT MADE ME WISH TO CHANGE THE FLOW OR ALLOW IT.
EVERY SINGLE TIME I DID NOT CHANGE ANYTHING UNLESS I UNDERSTOOD THE CHANGE...IN MY NOVEL I REJECTED THE CHANGE SINCE IN MY READING IT DID NOT ENHANCE OR DETER FROM THE FLOW OF THE NARRATIVE. IN TRUTH, I WROTE TO SAY SOMETHING I FELT NEEDED TO BE SAID OR BASICALLY TO JUST TELL A "GOOD YARN".

AS I HAVE PREVIOUSLY STATED, AS LONG AS THIS SITE IS HERE FOR MY WRITING I WILL USE THE FORUM UNTIL THIS SITE IS NO MORE.


Leonard a. Wronke

10th September 2016


Though I have been going through my own journey, I have, on occasion, stopped in to see how you guys are doing. It was a great comfort to me to still see the site up and running. Sometimes I would just go and read some of my old work, to restore something of myself to myself when life has left me adrift. Don't underestimate the value of this site, even if you have not heard from people in a while.


Summer Breeze

13th November 2016


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