A Scrabble of Scribblers

Only on Book Island can you get a Happy Hour reading from a whisky bottle…

If a group of geese are a ‘gaggle’ and a bunch of crows are a ‘murder’, than what would you call a bunch of writers hanging out?  A ‘waggle of worders’… or a maybe a  ‘scrabble’?

Whatever the official term, that’s what I experienced this morning when I attended a reading by the often hilarious and sometimes spooky Hakeber Haber.  Afterwards we all sat around chatting, and while the subjects ranged from boobs to veteran hippies, they always had a literary undertone.  Seriously, they did.

I can’t remember when I’ve had more fun with a bunch of fellow scribblers.  I’m not a stranger to ‘writer’s associations’ but never have I met such a relaxed and happy group.  Something about sitting in the comfort of my own home and having a good laugh over a cup of my own (better than Starbucks) coffee in my bathrobe made the whole experience deliciously indulgent.

If you are a writer of any kind, you need to get yourself on Second Life and over to Book Island*.  I have met so many great people from all areas of writing and all levels of experience.  It doesn’t cost money, and you don’t even have to brush your hair (I didn’t ;p)  You will not regret all the opportunities and inspiration that will cascade over you like rain on the desert; utterly surprising, riveting and capable of surrounding you with vibrant life.

I can see that the biggest problem I will have with Book Island is breaking away from the fun to get some work finished… and speaking of… I must continue with my self-imposed servitude. Ta ’til tomorrow! xox

About Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is an American poet, author, and publisher with over 20 years of experience in newspaper journalism. She is a Bram Stoker Awards® Finalist and HWA Mentor of the Year for 2020. She co-publishes Space and Time, a publication dedicated to fantasy, horror and science fiction since 1966. Join the community at spaceandtime.net
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4 Responses to A Scrabble of Scribblers

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  2. Judd Exley says:

    Hey there, I had such a good time interacting with my first “Caffiene of Writers” that I made a website for us to all hang out. We have a little group of our own and automated emails that tell us how we’re doing on our Goals and challenges every week.

    Then, I figured that this website could be for everybody. So… if you’re down with another place to hang out with a new Caffeine of Writers, then I invite you to check out Page Buoy.

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