I strive to offer my experiences as an independent creator with the perspective of a veteran beginner. Whenever I can teach or share, I write an article for my blog, Scribtotum.
scrihb-tote-um (Noun): A portmanteau combining the words “scribe” (writer) and “totum” (roughly Latin for “the whole thing”). Borrowed / adapted from the word “factotum” (one who does all kinds of work) to mean “one who writes on all kinds of subject matter.”
Let’s take a fresh look at why neo-patronage, specifically through the Patreon platform, is a great way for independent creators to build community, foster engagement, and add a reliable revenue stream for their creative endeavors.
A short list of the podcasts and websites I look to these days for inspiration, ideas, and insight into the creative process.
In which I describe the rituals, habits, and practices I employ to stave off anxiety and depression so that I can lead the most productive creative life possible. I explain how diet, exercise, and a specific mindset can help you do the same.
WorkFlowy is a free, cross-platform, mobile friendly outliner and “offboard brain.” I use it for writing and managing my writing, creativity, and productivity. Read on to find out why I think it’s one of the best tools to build a productive and healthy writing life!
Solitude is an important part of building a healthy, balanced creative writing life. Find out why you must take alone time despite how hard it can be, and read how I learned that lesson.
Writers and other creators need a mailing list to build a dedicated community of friends and fans. Let me tell you why, compare two of my favorite mailing list service providers, and reveal the one I use… and share how you can use your own mailing list.
It’s the all-new, all-different Matthew Wayne Selznick… or at least in terms of my creative endeavors and the direction and purpose of this site. I’ve got a new creative mission. Find out why.
Find out how an active, deliberate, public practice of gratitude and hope will make you a better writer and creator.
Why being bold is the most vulnerable, effective, and powerful practice for writers to find their truth.