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.”
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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.
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!