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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“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.
Presenting a New Website Design
February 12, 2022: Let's talk about all the stuff that's new and different around here... and where the heck I've been the last ten months or so.
What It Took To Write My Novelette “The Perfumed Air at Kwaanantag Bay”
April 8, 2021: A behind-the-scenes, all-access look at the creation of my Shaper's World novelette "The Perfumed Air at Kwaanantag Bay."
The Big Plan
October 24, 2020: The Big Plan is how, over the next seven years, I will make things, find success, and stay healthy and sane in the process. Learn why I'm doing it, all the details, and why it's important to me and could be for you, too.
Introducing Your Story Buddy
July 28, 2020: All about Your Story Buddy, my new one-on-one coaching service for fiction and creative non-fiction authors at all levels, and the inspirations behind it.
Indie Authors: How to Use Direct Pre-Orders to Fund Your Books Before You Try Amazon
June 22, 2020: How I raised over $700.00 to help finance my novel -- without Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or Amazon pre-orders.
What It Took to Write My Third Novel, “Light of the Outsider”
June 18, 2020: Author and creator Matthew Wayne Selznick shares the story of the long road from conception to publication of his novel Light of the Outsider.
My New Sovereign Era Short Story: The Story Behind the… Story!
December 10, 2019: All about my new Sovereign Era short story, "The News From Bewilder Pond." Pre-order from Amazon.com and it's yours to read instantly on December 17, 2019.
August 29, 2019: This one's for my mother.
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