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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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Scribtotum Articles

  • Reset

    March 29, 2018: 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.

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  • Gratitude Will Make You A Better Writer

    July 18, 2017: Find out how an active, deliberate, public practice of gratitude and hope will make you a better writer and creator.

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  • Declare for Bold

    June 30, 2017: Why being bold is the most vulnerable, effective, and powerful practice for writers to find their truth.

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  • Writers, Stop Not Starting! Understanding and Beating Procrastination

    March 26, 2017: Writers! Let's figure out the roots of procrastination and work together to overcome it and finally stop not starting our best creative work.

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  • Get To Know Your Worst Self

    February 11, 2017: Challenge yourself and get to know your worst self so you can write well-rounded antagonists and other characters in your fiction.

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  • yWriter: A Free Alternative To Scrivener

    January 31, 2017: 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.

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  • Writers: Find the Courage To Be Irreplaceable

    January 21, 2017: 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.

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  • Ninety Days To You

    December 31, 2016: 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!

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  • Introducing Scribtotum

    December 22, 2016: 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!

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