from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- adj. Having a desire or passion for writing; having a liking or itch for authorship.
- n. One who has a passion for writing.
Evans admits to being ‘scripturient,’ though, which is one who has a violent desire to write. That could explain the recent release of his 16th book.
Many readers who have heard much but seen little of the scripturient water-poet, John Taylor, may be glad to hear that a selection of some of his early writings in prose and verse has been published at a moderate price by Morison of Glasgow.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin ‘scribere,’ to write.