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.”
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.
Scrivener is a popular novel and short story writing tool that can cost $40 or more. Save your money and read how you can use yWriter for free.
Between the expectations of genre and bland uniformity, there’s a lot of room to be irreplaceable if you have the courage to both listen to, and use, your own vision.
Introducing 90 Days To You, an exercise to help synchronize your vision of yourself with reality. The result: improved self-awareness, stronger empathy, and ultimately, better writing!
Presenting Scribtotum, a blog to help writers and creators stay human while creating a successful and healthy writing life. Click the title to read more about what you can expect!
When you’re committed to making things you can sell, how can you create under conditions of extreme stress and anxiety?
Independent creators: do you have a statement of ethics? Learn how a public statement of your principles and ethics can help build community and attract friends and fans to your work.
I’ve got big plans to meet big goals as a DIY, independent creative entrepreneur in 2015. The what, the why, and the how are all spelled out in this post!