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 a variety of subjects.”
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.
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Why I Let You Name Your Price for My E-Books
February 20, 2023: You can now name your own price when you buy any of my e-books directly from me via this website. Read more to understand why I've done this!
Indie Authors: Don’t Have a Plan; Have a Practice
November 2, 2022: Two years ago, I had a Big Plan. Here's why it failed, and why I'm almost perfectly fine with that... and how my lesson can help you!
What It Took to Write Indie Author Marketing Infrastructure
September 1, 2022: Learn what it took for me to write and release my first non-fiction e-book since 2014, Indie Author Marketing Infrastructure: Three Things Every Independent Author Must Have for Self-Publishing Success.
Why I Re-Launched My Patreon Community
July 26, 2022: I'm building a community of friends and fans; readers and writers. Discover why I've returned to a neo-patronage revenue model, and how it might help you in your own creative endeavors.
I’ve Joined the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America
June 10, 2022: I'm proud to announce I've joined the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. Read all about my motivations, my early impressions, and my intentions.
Your Antagonist Is a Philosophical Instrument (The Joker in Nolan and Goyer’s “The Dark Knight”)
April 15, 2022: One for the fiction writers: How the Joker in the movie The Dark Knight is a perfect example of using your antagonist as an instrument to argue the philosophical point of your story.
Earn Money in the Matthew Wayne Selznick Affiliate Program
April 5, 2022: Introducing my affiliate program: your chance to earn money for recommending my books, short stories, non-fiction, and other creative endeavors!
It’s Never Too Early to Create Your Author Marketing Infrastructure
March 14, 2022: When is it time to create your author website, set up your social media, and mailing list? How's six months ago? I explain why the time to get started is right now or sooner!
“Light of the Outsider” Selected by Kevin J. Anderson for Curated StoryBundle
March 4, 2022: Find out how you can get my latest novel and a dozen other epic fantasy novels in the 2022 Truly Epic Fantasy StoryBundle, curated by Kevin J. Anderson.
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