All-Things-ScribeSlice

Group: All Things ScribeSlice

Whats is withe you all?

Why is no-one writing anymore?
Why has this site "seemed to fail?"
I am so confused, why can't you all contribute?
Are there something's that you do not like?
Please tell us?
We will make it alright!


Davide Castel

15th February 2016


its getting as quiet as a graveyard. Got to start contributing some more stuff, even if its just a shopping list.


Leslie Blackwell

15th February 2016


I cannot add anything to the previous two contributions.

does everyone here, I mean everyone, wish this site to fail.

it is my opinion that you all do...why else are there not any new contributions.

when was the last time you wrote on here... even if it was only unpolished and a work in progress.

if you all cannot do it alone start collaborating...anything...just do not let this once glorious site go out in a whimper. let's go everyone ..MAKE SOME NOISE!!!


Leonard a. Wronke

15th February 2016


I have a couple of pieces I am working on but it is going slowly since I have a full class load.

I do log in and check my notifications daily and try to recommend piece I like and if I have a "sincere" comment I will make it.

I agree with all of you, it would be great to see more activity (of which I am guilty of not posting my own work enough) so I will try to post something today or tomorrow.

I still love scribeslice and do not want to see it fail.


Deborah Boydston

15th February 2016


I have written things, but have not gotten much feedback, despite giving feedback to others.

What's the point of uploading to the site if no one is sharing their thoughts with each other? There are millions of online publishing sites to submit to, many of which are much more active than this community. I have submitted my work to scribeslice in the past because I enjoyed the small community, but now it seems that people simply are not active anymore.

I still upload to the site, but I don't expect feedback like I used to and I have stopped giving feedback to others for that very reason. I know it comes off as selfish to not give feedback when you aren't getting any in return, but time is short and other online communities that I have started using ensure feedback if you, yourself, give feedback to others.


Taylor Lanson

15th February 2016


Out of the last four things that I have written and submitted to this site, I have only gotten 2 responses in the discussion section. Two of the four things that I wrote didn't get any feedback whatsoever.

When no one is willing to read and critique each other's works than there is no incentive to upload to the site.


Taylor Lanson

15th February 2016


Will post something towards the end of the week but not expecting much in the way of responses. My previous post was back 24/1/16.


Leslie Blackwell

16th February 2016


TAYLOR, LESLIE, I too, have had works not recommended and/or commented on. this is not an excuse to quit this site.


I feel this is a place to write where I can hone the work to make it more palatable for publication later(i.e. my novel)...if all anyone here is to seek praise for actually writing anything than this is not a classroom.

yes, I have stated that my works have not been read but you do not hear say I am leaving... if everyone here leaves then where is this platform of written expression ...alive or extinct.


Leonard a. Wronke

16th February 2016


Leonard, you write your message as if we have different opinions on the matter, but this isn't the case.

I never said I was leaving the community, quite the opposite.

You said: "If all anyone here is to seek praise for actually writing anything than this is not a classroom."

But what I think you meant was something along the lines of: "If the only reason you are on this site is to seek praise for your work then you shouldn't be here because this site isn't a classroom."

Here's what I'm saying now: "I'm not looking for praise, I'm looking for constructive criticism so that I can improve the quality of my work."

The fact of the matter, however, is that I am not receiving critiques OR praise OR anything on my work because the community is practically dead.

Will I still upload to the site? Yes, of course...but I'm not going to expect anyone to give a response to anything that I upload and frankly, neither should anyone else. There simply aren't enough active members on the site in the first place to meet the demand for critiques. Despite that however, the few people that are still active here aren't critiquing anything anyways...myself included for reasons already stated in my previous response.

My point is that you can't have it both ways. You can't have a desire for the site to be active if you aren't going to upload/critique and you can't expect to get critiques on your work if you aren't critiquing other people's work as well. There was a period where I thought "Maybe if I respond to enough people's writing, someone will decide to return the favor," but this never happened.

It's nothing personal, I'm just saying that there isn't much of a reason to spend the time critiquing someone else's work if there is no guarantee that you won't be critiqued in return. Why would I take the time to critique someone's work on this site and risk the chance of not receiving any feedback when I can just as easily spend that same amount of time critiquing someone's work who I know will return the favor? See what I'm getting at?


Taylor Lanson

16th February 2016


The problem isn't a lack of content. Scribeslice already has more than enough content to keep critiques going for quite some time. There are plenty of things already on the site that have had zero attention given to them. The real problem is that no one is reading anyone else's stuff. So I ask again: "What is the point of uploading to the site if no one is sharing their thoughts with each other?"


Taylor Lanson

16th February 2016


I have been away a long while. I check in for small blocks of time which doesn't always allow for reading of the larger pieces, while others lose my interest. If I am disinterested in a piece, I prefer not to critique it because I haven't really given it a fair chance. My time is limited and so I choose to read what appeals to me, which is mostly poetry. I do not enjoy Science Fiction or dark material. I gravitate to the more uplifting and spiritual pieces as well as those that are heartfelt and emotional. When I visit the site, I try to contribute by giving some feedback but it has been quite awhile since I submitted any writings. I have been compiling my work for one single publication entitled, "Heart Work is a Bridge to the Soul". I have been quite busy in my life outside of Scribeslice. What I miss is the community engagement we use to have on this site with writing prompts and collaborative efforts. I think there are some brilliant writers here but we all get caught up in our own lives.

What I love about this site is that there are no points or hard rules to stick to. I can come in and out at anytime without an expectation. I put in what I get out. I think that's fair.


Cindy Beitinger

28th February 2016


My usual excuse..... poor time management. At this point I would rather read others' contributions than submit my own. The writers here, especially the ones with longevity and tenacity, are very good. I love this site and plan to stay. Please forgive me. The Muse is somewhere in my mental fog and I will find her again. I have only so much energy and my daily life uses most of it, I promise to try to budget time for ScribeSlice


Warren Gates

7th April 2016


I think we all go through stages in our lives when we become bogged down in everyday living and do not always get round to commenting, contributing and apraising. As long as we come back to it sometime.


Leslie Blackwell

7th April 2016


I stopped writing here and wrote two novels (started eleven but what the hey) started performing on the poetry circuit in London, found a band for whom I wrote lyrics and finally our album comes out at the end of the month.

Also diagnosed with schizophrenia and then UNdiagnosed when they realised it wasn't schizophrenia but temporal lobe epilepsy.

I stopped using this site because I wasn't getting enough discussion to make it worth paying for (especially as often enough I'd get comments about grammar, spelling or punctuation tat were essentially 'hey why don't you Brits use the same styles as us Americans?'). I tried for a while just reviewing but that was, in the end, fairly unrewarding.

I've only come here today because my Facebook memory page pointed me in this direction.


Alcuin Edwards

6th January 2018


uhhh, this site is free so I'm not sure what you are paying for but it isn't to use scribeslice.


Deborah Boydston

2nd February 2018


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