All-Things-ScribeSlice

Group: All Things ScribeSlice

My beloved writers.

I love the fact that there is so many supportive writers on here but I'd like to get to know everyone more. Btw, you all are amazing. Everyday I log on, I'm amazed at your guys wonderful work.

Where are you all from? How did you hear about this site? What motivated you to start writing? How long have you been doing it? And anything else you want to add on :)


Daniela Bustamante

27th February 2013


I'll start.

I'm from sunny yet crazy California. I've lived here my whole life and I long to get out!
When I had knee surgery last year, I had A LOT of time on my hands. I started looking for writing sites and I came across this one. I simply made my account but never posted anything or even bothered to look at it. As I was going through my email recently, I found an email from SS and logged on to refresh my memory of what this was all about. Since then, I have been addicted. this site is amazing; I absolutely love it!
I've been writing since I was little. In first grade, I went to District twice with my stories. As I got older, I simply let it go and in high school I rediscovered my love for writing. My senior year, I entered a contest for our District and won 1st place out of 4 schools for my story about my mom (I see her as I go). Winning definitely motivated me. My mother's death also motivated me, as bad as that sounds.
I've been writing for about 4 years now... and I plan to see that number grow and grow.

I would like to share that I suck at poetry. It was very embarrassing for me in High School since I was known as "The Writer" by everyone. When it came time to present the poetry I had written in class, people weren't very amazed by my "writing" everyone bragged about. I stay away from it as much as possible but I love love LOVE the fact that there is lovely poetry out there and I will admit I'm jealous! ;)


Daniela Bustamante

27th February 2013


I am from Toronto,Ontario Canada but now live in sunny Kelowna, British Columbia. I love it here. I started writing for myself when I was quite young and discovered that I really enjoyed writing poetry. After the loss of my son, Connor in 2005, I began writing about him. I wanted to capture everything that I could remember about him so that I would not forget anything. I found that it was quite cathartic and began trying to write a book about grief. I have collected many of my poems through the years and my daughter suggested that I start posting them on scribeslice for others to enjoy. Now, I find that I cannot get through my day without looking at all of the notifications and new bits of writing from all of you fine folk. I too am addicted! :)


Cindy Beitinger

27th February 2013


I am Manya. I am from India. I was just surfing net when i saw this amazing site. I love posting here and i started writing because of...I don't actually remember; so, Conclusion- I love writing and posting here as there are all my friends who help me improve and yes, i even love reading others stories. Currently my imagination level is down, I'll be back on track soon!!! :D


Manya Mishra

28th February 2013


I am Analise. I am from Perth, Australia. I just typed onto Google writing sites and this came up. Been hooked on ever since. Writing takes my mind off things. I've been writing since primary school.


Analise Arto

1st March 2013


I am Asma. I am from Pakistan, based for the last seven years in Dubai, UAE. I was looking for a site on google to write stories in and found this. I like the crowd so I stayed on. I love to write and was writing from a very small age. Now I just want to write to take my mind o fmy normal routine life and I enjoy the feedback I get here. :)


Asma Ahsan

1st March 2013


Very diverse group! Nice to meet you all. Its interesting to learn about how you all started writing and a bit of your background.


Daniela Bustamante

28th February 2013


I am Jim from Clear Lake, Iowa, USA. This site just popped up as an ad, I tried it, liked it, and the rest is history. I find the people here very likable and helpful. I am 56, and employed by the US government as a rural mail carrier.

I've been writing off and on since primary. I took a creative writing course in high school and loved it. I also like to write music and the lyrics that go with it. I like to write poetry best, and then short stories. I've tried my hand at a few novels, but I always seem to fade out on them. My wife has suggested that I write a book on my mental illness from an inside perspective, but I have been slow to warm up to the idea. What do you think?


Jim Miller

1st March 2013


Jim I think you could hit a home run writing about your personal battles and mental illness. There are so many out there that I am sure could and would benefit from it. It could also provide a lot of insight for those who live with loved ones who battle mental illness. It's probably one of those things that will just flow from you with east once you open that door. We are all here to offer support and feedback along the way. I'm right here cheering you on! :)


Cindy Beitinger

28th February 2013


Hello, Aaron here. I'm from Ashland, Ohio. Lived in Phoenix, AZ, Pittsburgh, PA, and various other Ohio cities, but Ashland keeps dragging me back. Darn this city :P I'm 39 and after being layed off from two jobs since 09, i'm stuck working at (cue dreaded music) Wal-Mart.

I started writing seriously back in 2000/2001 when I took an old roleplaying game scenario and started to expand it. Now one story has blossomed into a huge epic Action/Adventure saga. Been studying the craft since. I joined ScribeSlice in June of 2011 after seeing a post about it on Facebook. I joined up and...here i am. And since joining I've found a thing for poetry i never knew i had. Or at least since 5th or 6th grade, lol. I used to write your basic romance/ general everyday stuff poems, but I only write dark poetry. As an old Generation X'er/goth, i love the dark side of life. Plus, romance is dead to me, after a realization of love, thanks to my ex. I used to write romance stories, and had a lot of them planned, but no more. The only romance i deal with is the crap in my main work. I can suffer through that at least. Hehe.


Aaron Greene

1st March 2013


Jim,

Usually,it's a good idea to write about personal illness as its good catharsis as Cindy pointed out and I agree with the statement that others can benefit from it.

Having experienced depression myself for a few years at a lower degree, I found out that talking about it made it worse for me. It's like opening a wound and touching it. There is a danger that if you write about it, it may consume you more. So just be careful when you attempt to write about it.

One thing I did when I got depressed was to try to find outlets that distracted me from depression and cheered me up like dressing up and going out for no reason at all with my family, creating an occasion for us, and also doing a lot of crafts that required my full time attention. A hobby really helps, especially one that involves creating something. If I now feel the slightest bit depressed, I immediately get up, get dressed and go to the mall for a walk among lots of people to distract myself, or I grab a new recipe and try it out at once as that requires concentration too.

Perhaps you could write something about how you are able to become better. Techniques to overcome depression are more what the world needs right now as so much stuff seems to go wrong these days that few are exempted from it.

I hope you don't mind my advice. It's just a word of caution from a friend, so to speak. Take care, regards to your wife. :)


Asma Ahsan

1st March 2013


Jim, I definitely believe that you should write that book. It will reach out to many. Take your time with it and when you're ready, we'll be here to support you. I wish you the best of luck with that.


Daniela Bustamante

1st March 2013


perhaps the angle is not about writing about how you feel when you are depressed but how friends and family feel when you are acting tht way?


John Ramsbottom

2nd March 2013


@Jim - My poetry is my therapy. Writing about your own personal experiences with what you're going through may be some additional therapy, or something like that. Good luck!! :)


Aaron Greene

1st March 2013


Thanks to Cindy, Asma, Daniela, John, and Aaron for your comments on writing a book about my illness. I still haven't decided to commit, but I'm grateful for your input. To make a "long story short", I am torn between having a strong desire to tell about what it's like from the inside out---to get my feelings labeled and told---and not focusing on it too much because (as Asma has so wisely put it) that only makes things worse. When I get my mind made up, I'll let you know.


Jim Miller

2nd March 2013


Whatever you decide must be right (or write) for you. :)


Cindy Beitinger

2nd March 2013


Hello: Most everyone on here knows me. I'm from Harrisburg, IL but graduated from High School in Detroit, MI, stationed at Long Beach, CA while in the US Navy, attended El Camino College got married (1st time) in Gary, IN, moved back to the South Bay area of Southern CA, lived in Redondo Beach, Anaheim, and Cypress. Worked at LA International Airport for 18 years. Writing is a big part of my life. I try to write 1000 words a day on whatever novel I am currently working on, or just write a poem, or something. I've posted a lot of writing on here since I became a member. Some of it is good, some funny, some serious, some good, funny and serious. I try to be of help to those who want it, and will gladly help those who deserve it. Five of my novels are in print, four are on Kindle. All are available from Amazon.com or Barnes and Noble.


Don Yarber

2nd March 2013


Hi Don! I admire you for being in the Navy. I love the military. I was supposed to join but things don't always go our way. Welcome. I look forward to reading your work.


Daniela Bustamante

5th March 2013


Thank God you didn't join Daniela! Don't become G.I Jane.


Asma Ahsan

6th March 2013


I cried when my doctor told me I wasn't able to join. It was my dream :( I still want to join!


Daniela Bustamante

5th March 2013


Oh man! Be a 'lady' lady! :(


Asma Ahsan

6th March 2013


Fine! I will be.


Daniela Bustamante

5th March 2013


Good girl :)


Asma Ahsan

6th March 2013


Nothing wrong with women in the military. Even female Navy Seals. :) IMHO


Aaron Greene

6th March 2013


THANK YOU!


Daniela Bustamante

5th March 2013


Your welcome :D


Aaron Greene

6th March 2013


Please Sir, don't encourage the kid. :)


Asma Ahsan

6th March 2013


Sorry, I just believe that women have rights. Rights to do what they think is right. Just as gay people have a right to marry or they have a right to be an atheist. I'm sure if she doesn't get in that she'll find another endeavor to embark on. :)


Aaron Greene

6th March 2013


They do have rights! Amen to that.

Asma, I'm going to join and then go visit you in my uniform!


Daniela Bustamante

5th March 2013


ok, have you way. Wear a dress when you come over. Give the uniform for laundry. :P


Asma Ahsan

6th March 2013


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