• Tana

Review of Scribbler's March Box!

Updated: Mar 29, 2020

Step aside, Smurphies, it's time to crack open Scribbler's anniversary box! [Ugh, yes!] That's right, it's been a year since the wonder subscription box for writers came into our lives! [We are so grateful!] This month's box was packed-full of great goodies. March's Theme: Writing Relationships! So, why am I still talking about instead of getting to it? [Yes, please!]

When I [Ahem, hem.], I mean we opened the box, we received our golden-goodies that we always expect and anticipate! The Publishing Process booklet, the Writer's Passport, the book of the month, and the Writer's Magic card! The typical items were the book of the month's bookmark and sticker plate with the author's signature. But this time, the Intro Scribbler card had a message from the wonderful founders instead of a prompt, which was a very nice switch-up and hope it continues! Other surprisingly grab-worthy items were custom Scribbler socks [Yes.], a Writer pencil pouch [Yes, yes.], the Nightly Notes notepad [Yes, yes, yes!!], and a fantastic Motivational Writing Poster! [**Deflated**]

To purchase the gorgeous motivation poster, click here.

To closer examine the Writer pencil pouch, click here.

Those crazy, funky, awesome socks? Click here.

That super-cute, mini notebook? Click here, Smurphs.

The Writing Relationships Passport provided short and kind of vague advice from Scribbler themselves, but I assume they only did that to make room for the voice of Rebecca Yarros, who had the thumbing pages on crucial and hardcore advice on how to write well for whatever kind of relationship your characters have. Romantic, best friends, acquaintances, bosses, family, or secondary characters. It's all here, and was great advice to hear because writing relationships is one of the hardest aspects of organic writing. [Amen.]

To snag that incredibly important passport, click here.

The Publishing Process booklet was interesting and confusing to say the least. Before you open this insider, they warn you about spoilers that may lie ahead with reading this booklet before the novel. I took the chance anyway because one: it'll be a while before I get to read this month's book The Last Letter by Rebecca Yarros, two: it conveys they are author notes while the writing process was still in progress and for me, those notes never make sense to other writers out of context anyway [if you're taking notes correctly. **Wink, wink**]. So, I took the risk, for you my Smurphies. I was correct, anyhow. I mean, it was obvious it was note-taking on a cancer victim named David, then the author conducting an interview to receive accurate and correct information on patients with cancer. But outside that, you don't even really get full spoilers, even with reading the blurb. To me, this is a good thing. So job well done!

The Writer's Magic we all itch out fixes for every month! Chief Executive Officer and Publisher of Entangled Publishing, Liz Pelletier, has 30+ years experience in software engineering, systems analysis, and business management! [Whoa, mama.] This woman's got game and is willing to share her wisdom, knowledge, and advice with us on April 10th! As always, we're siked! We hope to get some our questions answered this time!

To learn more about this boss-mode woman, her company, and her team, click here.

This month, I've added a section to the review of these boxes, the book of the month! The Last Letter by Rebecca Yarros is a contemporary romance, fiction novel, published February 26th, 2019 [Hey, the day before our birthday!] with a 4.5 star rating on Goodreads. 432 pages long, and published by Entangled Publishing, LLC.

BLURB: Beckett, If you’re reading this, well, you know the last-letter drill. You made it. I didn’t. Get off the guilt train, because I know if there was any chance you could have saved me, you would have.

I need one thing from you: get out of the army and get to Telluride.

My little sister Ella’s raising the twins alone. She’s too independent and won’t accept help easily, but she has lost our grandmother, our parents, and now me. It’s too much for anyone to endure. It’s not fair.

And here’s the kicker: there’s something else you don’t know that’s tearing her family apart. She’s going to need help.

So if I’m gone, that means I can’t be there for Ella. I can’t help them through this. But you can. So I’m begging you, as my best friend, go take care of my sister, my family.

Please don’t make her go through it alone.


Lowest price found on this book new is $10.99 on Amazon. Want it used? $6.42 on Amazon. Amazing deals, am I right? [Duh.]

To check out this highly recommended book, click here.

Thank you for reading this review my Smurphs! Check back in a couple weeks to see April's box unveiling party! If you have any questions or just want to chit-chat, email me at thebluelabel@montanamaemurphy.com or find me on Instagram: @the.blue.label!

- Tana

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