The Scribbler Box Review & Unboxing | October 2018

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It seems every other day a new subscription box is on the rise, hitting our doorsteps with the satisfying thud of items to be uncovered.

Often the contents fill the receiver with surprise and delight. Subscribers wait patiently month by month in anticipation of such secretive reveals that even the CIA would be impressed. The contents are only ever hinted at, never fully told until the one magic day when suddenly social media erupts with post upon post of beautifully crafted displays, each item artfully arrayed.

At times, the excitement of the box begins and ends in the anticipation. Once it has arrived, the long-awaited baubles may fail to truly impress. It happens far too often as the subscription box market becomes increasingly saturated. With so many options, it’s hard to know which company you can trust. It was a pleasant surprise not to be disappointed, but rather invigorated, by the contents of my first Scribbler box.

REVIEW

When my Scribbler box arrived in the mail, I was not only thrilled by the anticipation—by the magic that lies in at-home delivery of unknown items you crave—but also by the contents themselves. What the October Scribbler box contained not only met my expectations, but exceeded them.

Everyone enjoys a few aimless tokens; scented candles, themed enamel pins, and the like. Which this box certainly didn’t neglect—and thank goodness, because they’re just good fun—but it also had something far more substantial to offer.

At the core of the Scribbler box are thoughtfully crafted writing tips, tricks, and hard-earned advice. It came complete with a writing prompt, an exclusive invitation to join a live chat with publishing industry insider Lindsey Rose, a pamphlet tackling the ins-and-outs of plotting—plus real insights from the publishing process of featured author Robert Bryndza.

It’s clear that the Scribbler box tagline, “For Writers, From Writers” rings true. The Scribbler box curators have thought carefully about the items they include, striking the perfect balance between whimsy, tokens of inspiration, and helpful advice. The October box exceeded my expectations, a sentiment I don’t get to express often enough.

The contents included: a monthly writing exercise, an exclusive “Muse Fuse” candle from Novelly Yours, a skull journal/notebook, a temporary tattoo reading “your story matters,” an exclusive invitation to a live chat with a publishing industry insider, a pamphlet resource on plotting tips and tricks, a Neil Gaiman enamel pin, a four-pack of writing themed buttons, an inside look at Robert Bryndza’s publishing process, and Robert Brynda’s book The Night Stalker with a signed name plate. In addition, there was a toss in coupon for Half Price Books and a cheat sheet for the popular writing resource book Save the Cat.

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You can learn more about the Scribbler box by visiting their website here. Scribbler does not currently offer rep discount codes. 

This box was gifted by the company in exchange for my honest review. This gift has no impact on my thoughts or reactions to the product itself. My reviews are always 100% honest. 

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Bex Skoog

Bex Skoog

Bex Skoog is the creator of the 'Out of the Bex' website, a guide to a more thoughtful life through books and simple living. If she had three wishes they would be for teacups to never empty, to possess an unending supply of classic films, and have access to the world's greatest libraries. Bex lives in Virginia outside of Washington D.C. with her husband and hundreds of stray books.

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