BEWARE OF A GIRL WITH A BOOK
I’ve been told I’ve loved books far longer than I can remember. From the time I could tell off our family dog (“Tilly! No!” were my first words), there’s been that acorn of logophilia, bibliophilia, the scribble bug. Even when I wanted to be a pirate or an astronaut, the primary reason is inextricably linked to imaginative worlds, the book spaces where anything is possible.
Particularly interested in twentieth century and contemporary literature, I am a philosophy and literature graduate who ended up specialising in theories of mind, psychology and neuroscience. This is no doubt the reason why I love neuronovels, am thrilled by the trend in amnesia novels, and nerdgasm whilst reading magazines like n+1.
I’m the girl who frequently runs late to work, parties, invites because she’s caught in a book. I’m the girl who struggles to remove ink stains from her fingers. I’m the girl who goes over the baggage allowance because there are too many pens, papers and books in her bag and godforbid the Kindle runs out of juice. I am The Scribbler.
One day I’m hoping to finish writing my debut. But until then, this keeps me writing, so welcome to my corner of the internet.
Even if you don’t know how you found this space, I’m glad to have you visiting and hope you find something here to make you laugh, to inspire you, to answer your questions, or to give you something to think about.
What Is a Scribbler?
“There are those who say that life is like a book, with chapters for each event in your life and a limited number of pages on which you can spend your time. But I prefer to think that a book is like a life, particularly a good one, which is well to worth staying up all night to finish.”
Lemony Snicket, Horseradish: Bitter Truths You Can’t Avoid
Like a rough draft of a book (from a crudely sketched story arc to just a few blotted words on a ketchup-stained napkin nabbed from the bar), a Scribbler is one of the many preforms of an an aspiring writer – which is a nice way of saying an unpublished author.
Almost all Scribblers suffer from the The Scribble Bug. It’s an incurable condition, with common symptoms including bibliophilia, logophilia and a peculiar love of ink, paper and the smell of old books.
One day the Bug forces a Scribbler undergo a similar metamorphoses to its paper counterpart. They will be passed from hand to hand, um’d and ah’d over, rejected, ignored, lost and then, eventually, hopefully, wonderfully, they will be published.
All in all Scribblers are just about WORDS and most of the time, that is enough.
Time to go reading.
Why don’t you see what you can find to read to find out more?
You can also find all of my writing on the original Blogger : The Scribble Bug @ Blogspot