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“I make things for people who like the kinds of things I make.”

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    Learn about everything you get above and beyond your patron perks and benefits!

    For a limited time, you can get up to 80% off my entire digital catalog of e-books, audiobooks, and music — worth over $100 — when you pledge to become a Paramount-tier patron for just $20.00 per month!

    That’s 14 fiction and non-fiction titles (including 14 e-books and six audiobooks) and six music titles (two full-length albums, one EP, and three singles — 49 songs plus printable lyrics).

    Even if you’ve bought some of my books, it’s very unlikely you own everything… and it’s very unlikely you’ve sampled my acoustic and semi-acoustic musical stylings.

    This is a chance to get it all! At a price that is, frankly, kind of ridiculous, considering everything else that comes with your pledge!

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      Click to Become a Paramount Patron and Get Twenty Digital Products Worth $100 Plus Patron Community Benefits

      What’s Included in the Special Offer?

      • Books! Science Fiction, Fantasy, Literary, Horror, and Non-Fiction:
        • Brave Men Run — A Novel of the Sovereign Era (e-book editions)
        • “The World Revolves Around You — A Sovereign Era Tale” (e-book and audiobook editions)
        • The Sovereign Era: Year One — A Sovereign Era Anthology (e-book editions)
        • “Canary in a Coal Mine — A Sovereign Era Tale” by P.G. Holyfield (e-book editions)
        • Paramount — A Novel of the Sovereign Era (e-book editions)
        • “The News from Bewilder Pond — A Sovereign Era Tale” (e-book and audiobook editions)
        • Light of the Outsider — The Outsider Trilogy Volume One — A Novel of the Shaper’s World Cycle (e-book and audiobook editions)
        • “The Perfumed Air at Kwaanantag Bay — A Tale of the Shaper’s World Cycle” (e-book and audiobook editions)
        • “Reggie vs Kaiju Storm Chimera Wolf — a Daikaiju Universe Tale” (e-book and audiobook editions)
        • “Cloak — A Tale of the Protector Cycle” (e-book and audiobook editions)
        • Four Stories — A Literary Collection of Stories and Essays (e-book and audiobook editions)
        • Worldbuilding for Writers, Gamers, and Other Creators: Star, Planet, Moon (e-book editions)
        • Reading “The Amazing Spider-Man” — A Fun Critical Review for Writers (e-book editions)
        • Indie Author Marketing Infrastructure — Three Things Every Independent Author Must Have for Self-Publishing Success (e-book editions)
      • Music! Analog and Digital Solo Acoustic and Semi-Acoustic Studio and Live Recordings:
        • Hundred Seller / Background Music — EP and Live Album Collection (MP3 and PDF files)
        • Test Pressing — LP (MP3s and PDF files)
        • Anyman: The John Smith EP (MP3s and PDF files)
        • “Anastasia — Theme from Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick” — single (MP3 file)
        • “Gnatcatcher — Theme from The DIY Endeavors Podcast” — single (MP3 file)
        • “The Ghost in You” — Psychedelic Furs cover — single (MP3 file)

      CLICK TO GET IT ALL!

    Let’s make things, find success as we each define it, and help each other stay healthy and sane in the process… together!

    Along the way, you’ll get exclusive content, access, and perks.

    Become a patron

    As life-long creator, a pioneering independent author and publisher, podcaster, and creative coach and mentor, I believe in the interconnected and complimentary relationship between an artist and those who experience art.

    It’s my mission to add to the culture: to the wellspring of human experience… both by telling stories and making things, and by helping other people bring their creative endeavors to fruition and to the world.

    My exclusive membership community serves both elements of that mission by providing me with resources to tell more stories and make more things, and by gathering creative people like you in a space where you’ll find encouragement, mentoring, support, and friendship.

    • LIMITED!

      Paramount Patron

      Ultimate access and tangible products
      $2000
      per month
      • SPECIAL OFFER: LIMTED TIME! GET $100 WORTH OF DIGITAL BOOKS, AUDIOBOOKS, AND MUSIC WITH YOUR PLEDGE! ACT BEFORE AUGUST 31, 2022!
      • Work-in-Progress Access
      • Print books and other tangible products
      • Quarterly One-on-One Coaching
      • All Lower Tier Benefits
    • Titan Patron

      Peek behind the curtain.
      $1500
      per month
      • Monthly Group Video Chat
      • Behind-the-Scenes Notes
      • Quarterly Merch Rewards*
      • All Lower Tier Benefits
    • Exceptional Patron

      Digital content.
      $500
      per month
      • Uncut Podcast Episodes
      • Digital Products
      • Expanded Acknowledgement
      • Chat Community Access
    • FOR THE LOVE

      Thanks for the Coffee!

      Community and love.
      $300
      per month
      • Chat Community Access
      • Acknowledgement

    Patron Perks

    Let’s take a closer look at the benefits of membership available to the different tiers of patronage. Click each benefit to learn more!

    • Member Chat

      Open to every patron, the chat server is a place to hang out with fellow writers and other creators… and me! As the community grows, we’ll create additional channels to specific to each tier. Get in early and earn GOAT / OG credentials!

    • Uncut, Unedited Podcast Episodes

      For patrons pledging at the Exceptional tier or higher: Hear everything that didn’t make it into the publicly released, produced version of Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick, my podcast on making things, finding success, and staying healthy and sane in the process… plus special content intended especially for patrons!

    • Monthly Live Video Group Chat

      Titan and Paramount patrons are invited to join me on a monthly live streaming video call — and you get to help choose the topic! Pick my brain for advice on writing, indie publishing, world building, podcasting, or anything related to DIY, independent creative endeavors… ask me anything about my books and storyworlds… chat about movies, TV, and books we love… whatever you like!

    • Real-World Rewards

      Every three months for the first year of your patronage, Titan and Paramount patrons get actual, real, hold-in-your-hands tangible products shipped to them directly! Prints, stickers, mugs, and tee-shirts, oh my! And if you’re among the first patrons, you’ll help decide the artwork / theme of those goodies, too!

    • Autographed Products

      Paramount patrons get autographed copies of any tangible media I release as long as they are active patrons. Typically, this can mean paperback books and chapbooks. As more and more patrons join the community and I’m able to dedicate more and more time to creative endeavors, this could also include prints, CDs… who knows? I like to make stuff!

    • Credit and Acknowledgement

      Every patron gets recognized by name and, when possible, by likeness / avatar on this very page. Exceptional patrons are also listed in the acknowledgements section of every work of fiction and non-fiction released during their patronage, and at the end of every episode of Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick. Titan and Paramount patrons get that, and a link back to their website as a little holler back so folks can check out their creative endeavors.

    • E-Books, Audiobooks, and Other Digital Products

      Every patron pledging at least $5.00 per month (Exceptional, Titan, and Paramount) receives any and every digital product I release during their active patronage: e-books, audiobooks, music, PDFs suitable for printing and framing… if it’s made of bits and bytes, it’s yours.

    • Behind-the-Scenes Access

      How’s it made? Titan and Paramount patrons get glimpses into my creative process when I share notes, sketches, snippets, fragments, outlines, mind maps, and other ephemera related to my works in progress… and we’ll talk about it in a dedicated chat channel!

    • Works In Progress Access

      Paramount-tier patrons get access to my works in progress: drafts, demos, sketches created on the way to finished prose, poetry, songs, and art. Whenever possible, patrons eligible for this perk can actually watch me at work via the special WIP-TV video chat channel, too!

    • One-on-One Coaching

      Another Paramount patron perk: an hour-long, one-on-one phone call or video call with me to talk about whatever you’d like, just like I book with my clients. In fact, clients pay as much as a hundred dollars for the same thing. Paramount patrons get to book a call every quarter (every three months) for the duration of their active patronage. Pick my brain about writing, self-publishing, podcasting… whatever you want!

    Get Your Perks!

    Pledge to receive your perks and bonuses!

    Best Value

    $20 per month
    All the perks!
    $20 Per Month

    Good Deal

    $15 per month
    Lots of stuff!
    Titan

    Affordable

    $5 per month
    Digital content!
    Exceptional

    On a Budget

    $3 per month
    For the love!
    Buy Me a Coffee

    Giving Back and Other Goals

    As I mentioned way up at the top of this page: It’s my mission to add to the culture by telling stories and making things, and by helping other people bring their creative endeavors to fruition and to the world.

    Your pledge helps me do the first thing by making it possible for me to spend more time creating. However, your pledge will also foster the second thing. Here’s how.

    Every month that monthly pledges reaches $100 or more, I will donate 10% of my net patron-derived revenue to 826 National, a top-rated non-profit dedicated to helping young people become writers through resources, opportunities, education, and guidance.

    Other Goals

    Your Commonplace Newsletter
    Every month with at least $150 in gross patron revenue, I’ll share a special issue of Your Commonplace with every patron. Your Commonplace features quotes, links to compelling articles, writing prompts, and other items and notes from my very own personal commonplace book.

    Monthly Patron Spotlight
    It’s my hope that patrons aren’t just here for my creative works — you probably have your own creative endeavors cooking, too! Every month patronage hits at least $300, I’ll feature a patron in a brief interview on the Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick podcast.

    Monthly Short Story
    Every month your patronage amounts to at least $600, I will write and publish a short story and make it available in e-book, audiobook, and limited-edition chapbook formats. All patrons will receive the e-book and audiobook editions; Paramount patrons will also receive the chapbook — autographed and personalized!

    The Cost of Doing Business
    At $1,200 per month, your patronage covers web hosting and servers, various recurring subscriptions to services and software, Internet bills, and all the rest of the various and sundry expenses related to maintaining my creative services and creative endeavors business. This goal met also means I swap one workday for a creative day dedicated to making stuff for you and helping you make stuff.

    Rent, Utilities, and Business Expenses
    When the goal of $3,500 per month is met, your patronage covers my cost of doing business, my rent, and my utilities, taking a huge pressure off of me and granting me more time, energy, and resources for making fiction, non-fiction, music, podcasts… and more time to support and grow the community. At this point, MWS Media Creative Services becomes a part-time job and the majority of my time is spent creating and helping you create.

    Full Time Creator
    When we reach $6,000 per month, I will make creative endeavors my full-time job, all but eliminating my need to work for clients. All day, every day writing books, making music, producing podcasts, and helping you with your own creative endeavors through mentorship and instruction.

    A Real Lush and Lavish Studios
    When monthly patronage reaches $11,000, the lush and lavish studios of MWS Media will become more than just a metaphor. I’ll rent actual office space dedicated to creating resources and instruction for local and online creators, and, of course, my own writing, music, podcasts, and more.

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    • BEST VALUE

      Paramount Patron

      Ultimate access and tangible products
      $2000
      per month
      • Work-in-Progress Access
      • Print books and other tangible products
      • Quarterly One-on-One Coaching
      • All Lower Tier Benefits
    • Titan Patron

      Peek behind the curtain.
      $1500
      per month
      • Monthly Group Video Chat
      • Behind-the-Scenes Notes
      • Quarterly Merch Rewards*
      • All Lower Tier Benefits
    • Exceptional Patron

      Digital content.
      $500
      per month
      • Uncut Podcast Episodes
      • Digital Products
      • Expanded Acknowledgement
      • Chat Community Access
    • FOR THE LOVE

      Thanks for the Coffee!

      Community and love.
      $300
      per month
      • Chat Community Access
      • Acknowledgement

    Thank YOU So MUCH!