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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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.
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.
July 13, 2018: Let's take a fresh look at why neo-patronage, specifically through the Patreon platform, is a great way for independent creators to build community, foster engagement, and add a reliable revenue stream for their creative endeavors.
June 13, 2018: A short list of the podcasts and websites I look to these days for inspiration, ideas, and insight into the creative process.