Well I went and found another subscription box I couldn’t resist! Scribbler is a box for writers made by writers and I had been so good recently but when I saw this I had to jump at it. July was my first box and the topic was “Setting,” which is something I do have a problem with in my writing!
This box is curated by writers Lindsay Cummings and Victoria Scott and costs $29.99 for a month to month.
This box had a Go Away, I’m Writing sticker- a scribbler exclusive. Also a Scribbler exclusive coaster “Bestseller in Progress.”
One of the big draws of the box is exclusive access to Youtube talks by industry insiders. This ones not until the 6th by the author of the book and agent Susan Crandall. There is also the inside look at the Publishing Progress which was kind of interesting. It dealt with an acquisitions meeting and the changes and edits making sure your idea can grab readers quickly.
Each box also includes a “Writing Passport” with information from the author (or whatever important insiders they’re highlighting) on the boxes theme. Overall I did like this and appreciated having a handy little book of information- but I must admit like I said setting has always been difficult for me and it’s short. Not very in-depth so if it’s a topic I feel comfortable with I might feel differently.
50/50 on the top big items.
I can’t stand coffee and this was strong smell wise. But it’s been easily given to someone who will love it. It was blended by Novel Coffee (great name) which is Dallas based. The writing goals pad on the other hand is just adorable!
It’s big sturdy quality and I think anyone can use the whole needs to happen/probably won’t happen/rantings of a lunatic sections. (Okay, I can!) I will definitely make use of this. Lastly the book- I couldn’t find any kind of hints on the book like you do with Owlcrate or Fairyloot so that made me a bit nervous.
The Myth of Perpetual Summer.
Never heard of this one though I have heard of the author. It’s a Southern Gothic novel which does seem a little easy on the whole setting theme 🙂 Southern and Gothic usually provides for some good atmosphere. I also get the impression from the back it’s a family drama. This is one of those books where I can see myself picking it up… one day…
Also just my general belief is any subscription box over twenty bucks and the book should be hardback.
But this is a really new box so I should take that into account.
There was also a signed ad for Zenith…
Which to be brutally honest is not one I care about reading. To be fair though I say that after having read the sampler. Oh and a nitpick in the whole setting passport does a fair few mentions of the authors work.
I’m going to give the box another month and check out the exclusive talk. Not sure I’ll stick with it but if you’re a writer you should have a look. It’s also a good gift idea for a writer or if you want to show someone some support with NanoWrimo coming up!
If only they could provide the ability to finish and a magical editing machine 🙂