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.”
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.
Writers! Let’s figure out the roots of procrastination and work together to overcome it and finally stop not starting our best creative work.
Challenge yourself and get to know your worst self so you can write well-rounded antagonists and other characters in your fiction.