The August Scribblers’ box is out, and I really loved this one! So far, the extra gifts that have come are either for note taking or decorating my workspace (which I love) but this month I received some gifts that are really coming in handing with my editing process. I’m really excited about this one, guys!
Obviously, the box came with all the standard materials: writing contest, live chat with someone from the publishing world, a look inside publishing, and passports. This month, the theme was hook and there was a bonus passport to learn how to write what you know.
The gifts this month made me so happy! There was a beautiful notebook covered in constellations and an adorable typewriter sticker, but the thing that I’m going nuts over…. A light bulb stress ball! I’ve never used a stress ball before, but this thing made me giddy when I pulled it out of my box. I used it while editing, and it really helped me to stay focused while I was brainstorming. The other item that I immediately fell in love with are the sloth paper clips. I can’t wait to print off my second draft and use these to keep my chapters organized.
Finally, I received Opium and Absinthe by Lydia Kang. I haven’t had a chance to read it yet, but the premise is right up my alley, so I’ll be diving into it as soon as I can.
Terrifying to behold. Impossible to believe.
New York City, 1899. Tillie Pembroke’s sister lies dead, her body drained of blood and with two puncture wounds on her neck. Bram Stoker’s new novel, Dracula, has just been published, and Tillie’s imagination leaps to the impossible: the murderer is a vampire. But it can’t be – can it?
A ravenous reader and researcher, Tillie has something of an addiction to truth, and she won’t rest until she unravels the mystery of her sister’s death. Unfortunately, Tillie’s addicted to more than just truth; to ease the pain from a recent injury, she’s taking more and more laudanum… and some in her immediate circle are happy to keep her well supplied.
Tillie can’t bring herself to believe vampires exist. But with the hysteria surrounding her sister’s death, the continued vampiric slayings, and the opium swirling through her body, it’s becoming increasingly difficult for a girl who relies on facts and figures to know what’s real – or whether she can trust those closest to her.
I’m beyond excited to read this book, guys. If I haven’t mentioned it before, you do not have to subscribe to the Scribbler’s box to snag some of these gifts. The Scribbler shop has all of the overstocked items available. It usually takes a week or so before they add new items as the box contents are mysteries for subscribers, so they hold back until most have received their box before updating the store. They also have most of the teaching materials available.
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Update to add: Hey BookWyrms, after I wrote this post, I signed on for Amazon’s affiliate program. If you use my link to order your own copy, you’ll be supporting my efforts to be a full time writer. Thanks, guys!