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.”
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Creating Under Stressful Conditions: Make What You Can; Make What Helps
May 19, 2015: When you're committed to making things you can sell, how can you create under conditions of extreme stress and anxiety?
Every Independent Creator Needs A Statement of Ethics
February 16, 2015: Independent creators: do you have a statement of ethics? Learn how a public statement of your principles and ethics can help build community and attract friends and fans to your work.
My Creativity Plan For 2015
December 23, 2014: I've got big plans to meet big goals as a DIY, independent creative entrepreneur in 2015. The what, the why, and the how are all spelled out in this post!
On “The Art of Asking” by Amanda Palmer
November 22, 2014: Lots of folks are reading The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer. I did, too. Here's my take on this memoir / how-to / inspirational hybrid book.
A Transparency Challenge From A Bottom-List Indie Author
July 18, 2014: I post my gross earnings as an independent author and creator. If you're an indie author or otherwise make some or all of your living as an independent creator, I challenge you to do the same. Here's why...
Five Optimization Tips For Your Author Website
April 11, 2014: You’re an indie author. You have a website, of course. Optimize it to be the best indie author website it can be.
Authors: This Secret To Selling Books On Social Networks Will Completely Change The Way You Sell Books On Social Networks
March 5, 2014: The secret authors need to know when they want to sell books on social networks.
All Writers Should Learn From This Strategy Of Comicbooks and Pop Fiction
January 19, 2014: How and why each novel or short story can serve to lead readers to the rest of your work.
Is Patreon The Neo-Patronage Holy Grail?
December 23, 2013: Presenting the neo-patronage platform Patreon. Could it work for self-published authors as well as it does for musicians and video bloggers?
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