Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick https://www.mattselznick.com/series/sonitotum/ Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick is all about creating a healthy, sane, and successful writing life as seen through the personal insights, reflections, and observations of a pioneering indie publisher with the perspective of an experienced perpetual beginner. Tue, 09 Aug 2022 21:57:51 +0000 en-US © 2022 Matthew Wayne Selznick Make Stuff. Find Success as You Define It. Stay Healthy and Sane in the Process. Matthew Wayne Selznick episodic Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick is all about creating a healthy, sane, and successful writing life as seen through the personal insights, reflections, and observations of a pioneering indie publisher with the perspective of an experienced perpetual beginner. Matthew Wayne Selznick matt@mattselznick.com clean https://www.mattselznick.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/sonitotum_album_art_20180325_3000x3000-scaled.jpg Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick https://www.mattselznick.com/ yes https://www.selznick.me/sonitotumsupport 899e2186-bde1-5e45-a57c-c5bc8bf42351 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.0.1 202533215 Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick 045: Comparison https://www.mattselznick.com/sonitotum-with-matthew-wayne-selznick-045-comparison/ Mon, 08 Aug 2022 07:23:52 +0000 https://www.mattselznick.com/?p=65229 Leave a comment! Links and Topics Mentioned in This Episode This episode was made possible in part by the patronage of listeners like you, including J. C.  Hutchins and Ted Leonhardt. Want to support the show and be listed in the credits, plus get lots of other goodies, perks, and exclusive access? Become a patron -- and join at the Paramount tier before August 31, 2022 to get $100 worth of digital books, audiobooks, and music! Love Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick and would like to make a one-time donation in support of the show? Donate via PayPal or leave a tip via Ko-Fi, with my grateful thanks. Also! Don't forget: For a Limited-Time: All My Books and Music at a HUGE Discount! Big news! 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 Patron for just $20.00 per month! Become a Paramount-tier patron in the month of August, 2022 and get 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) when you pledge -- plus all the benefits of Paramount patronage:
  • Every new creative work I create for the duration of your active patronage, including digital and print editions
  • Real world goodies every three months for the first year of your active patronage
  • A one-on-one call with me every three months
  • Over-the-shoulder access to my works in progress -- often while I'm working
  • Monthly group video chats with me and your fellow patrons
  • Access to my notes and other materials supporting my creative works in progress
  • The uncut, unedited edition of Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick, including exclusive content
  • Shout-outs and acknowledgements in the podcast, in books, and on the patron roster on this site
  • Access to an exclusive Discord chat room for community members
You must become a Paramount patron before noon on August 31st, 2002 (Pacific Time / UTC -7) to receive my entire digital catalog. Don't wait! Click to Become a Paramount Patron and Get Twenty Digital Products Worth $100 Plus Patron Community Benefits Get My Complete Digital Catalog to Date:
  • 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)
GET IT ALL! How It All Works Pledge as a patron at the Paramount patron level for $20.00 per month -- you'll gain immediate access to all patron benefits, including the Discord chat room and lots of exclusive content. After this special offer ends at noon PDT on August 31, 2022, you'll receive access to my entire commercially released digital catalog to date.  Your patron pledge will automatically renew on the first of every subsequent month, giving you access to all future products (digital and print) and all Paramount tier community benefits for the duration of your active patronage. You may cancel or downgrade your pledge at any time and still keep the twenty digital products and any other digital or tangible product you received / downloaded during your active patronage. Join the Community! Pledge as a Paramount Patron Before August 31, 2022 and Get 20 Digital Products Worth $100!  ]]>
creative writing life,inspiration,mental health full 45 Leave a comment! Links and Topics Mentioned in This Episode This episode was made possible in part by the patronage of listeners like you, including J. C.  Hutchins and Ted Leonhardt. Want to support the show and be listed in the credits, plus get lots of other goodies, perks, and exclusive access? Become a patron -- and join at the Paramount tier before August 31, 2022 to get $100 worth of digital books, audiobooks, and music! Love Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick and would like to make a one-time donation in support of the show? Donate via PayPal or leave a tip via Ko-Fi, with my grateful thanks. Also! Don't forget: For a Limited-Time: All My Books and Music at a HUGE Discount! Big news! 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 Patron for just $20.00 per month! Become a Paramount-tier patron in the month of August, 2022 and get 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) when you pledge -- plus all the benefits of Paramount patronage:
  • Every new creative work I create for the duration of your active patronage, including digital and print editions
  • Real world goodies every three months for the first year of your active patronage
  • A one-on-one call with me every three months
  • Over-the-shoulder access to my works in progress -- often while I'm working
  • Monthly group video chats with me and your fellow patrons
  • Access to my notes and other materials supporting my creative works in progress
  • The uncut, unedited edition of Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick, including exclusive content
  • Shout-outs and acknowledgements in the podcast, in books, and on the patron roster on this site
  • Access to an exclusive Discord chat room for community members
You must become a Paramount patron before noon on August 31st, 2002 (Pacific Time / UTC -7) to receive my entire digital catalog. Don't wait! Click to Become a Paramount Patron and Get Twenty Digital Products Worth $100 Plus Patron Community Benefits Get My Complete Digital Catalog to Date:
  • 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)
GET IT ALL! How It All Works Pledge as a patron at the Paramount patron level for $20.00 per month -- you'll gain immediate access to all patron benefits, including the Discord chat room and lots of exclusive content. After this special offer ends at noon PDT on August 31, 2022, you'll receive access to my entire commercially released digital catalog to date.  Your patron pledge will automatically renew on the first of every subsequent month, giving you access to all future products (digital and print) and all Paramount tier community benefits for the duration of your active patronage. You may cancel or downgrade your pledge at any time and still keep the twenty digital products and any other digital or tangible product you received / downloaded during your active patronage. Join the Community! Pledge as a Paramount Patron Before August 31, 2022 and Get 20 Digital Products Worth $100!  ]]>
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Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick 044: Your Creative Worth + A Special Offer! https://www.mattselznick.com/sonitotum-with-matthew-wayne-selznick-044-special-offer/ Mon, 01 Aug 2022 19:01:45 +0000 https://www.mattselznick.com/?p=65107
  • Every new creative work I create for the duration of your active patronage, including digital and print editions
  • Real world goodies every three months for the first year of your active patronage
  • A one-on-one call with me every three months
  • Over-the-shoulder access to my works in progress -- often while I'm working
  • Monthly group video chats with me and your fellow patrons
  • Access to my notes and other materials supporting my creative works in progress
  • The uncut, unedited edition of Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick, including exclusive content
  • Shout-outs and acknowledgements in the podcast, in books, and on the patron roster on this site
  • Access to an exclusive Discord chat room for community members
  • You must become a Paramount patron before noon on August 31st, 2002 (Pacific Time / UTC -7) to receive my entire digital catalog. Don't wait! Click to Become a Paramount Patron and Get Twenty Digital Products Worth $100 Plus Patron Community Benefits Get My Complete Digital Catalog to Date:
    • 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)
    GET IT ALL! How It All Works Pledge as a patron at the Paramount patron level for $20.00 per month -- you'll gain immediate access to all patron benefits, including the Discord chat room and lots of exclusive content. After this special offer ends at noon PDT on August 31, 2022, you'll receive access to my entire commercially released digital catalog to date.  Your patron pledge will automatically renew on the first of every subsequent month, giving you access to all future products (digital and print) and all Paramount tier community benefits for the duration of your active patronage. You may cancel or downgrade your pledge at any time and still keep the twenty digital products and any other digital or tangible product you received / downloaded during your active patronage. Join the Community! Pledge as a Paramount Patron Before August 31, 2022 and Get 20 Digital Products Worth $100! Other Links and Topics Mentioned in This Episode
    • The Open Source / Free software movement.
    • The free, open-source WordPress content management system.
    • Dreamhost, my web hosting platform of choice for over sixteen years.
    • Dropbox, a premium cloud-based file hosting and sharing service.
    • NextCloud, the open source, self-hosted alternative to Dropbox.
    • Scrivener, a tool for writers.
    • yWriter, a free alternative to Scrivener. Read my overview, too!
    • Dynalist, an excellent, cross-platform freemium (free or paid levels) outliner and note collection app.
    • Trello, a "kanban"-style project management tool.
    • Trilium Notes, an open-source not-quite outliner and note taking app.
    • My home server is powered by the Zima Board.
    • I have joined TikTok! Follow me there for regular short videos, including the #FirstLinesFridays series.
    • Get free weekly serial fiction delivered via email when you subscribe to Hazy Days and Cloudy Nights: "How It All Got Started."
    • Seth Godin is someone you should probably be reading and listening to.
    • 826 National is a non-profit dedicated to creating and supporting young writers. Become my patron and help me reach my goal of donating 10% of my net patron revenue to 826 National every month!
    This episode was made possible in part by the patronage of listeners like you, including J. C.  Hutchins and Ted Leonhardt. Want to support the show and be listed in the credits, plus get lots of other goodies, perks, and exclusive access? Become a patron -- and join at the Paramount tier before August 31, 2022 to get $100 worth of digital books, audiobooks, and music! Love Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick and would like to make a one-time donation in support of the show? Donate via PayPal or leave a tip via Ko-Fi, with my grateful thanks.]]>
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  • Every new creative work I create for the duration of your active patronage, including digital and print editions
  • Real world goodies every three months for the first year of your active patronage
  • A one-on-one call with me every three months
  • Over-the-shoulder access to my works in progress -- often while I'm working
  • Monthly group video chats with me and your fellow patrons
  • Access to my notes and other materials supporting my creative works in progress
  • The uncut, unedited edition of Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick, including exclusive content
  • Shout-outs and acknowledgements in the podcast, in books, and on the patron roster on this site
  • Access to an exclusive Discord chat room for community members
  • You must become a Paramount patron before noon on August 31st, 2002 (Pacific Time / UTC -7) to receive my entire digital catalog. Don't wait! Click to Become a Paramount Patron and Get Twenty Digital Products Worth $100 Plus Patron Community Benefits Get My Complete Digital Catalog to Date:
    • 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)
    GET IT ALL! How It All Works Pledge as a patron at the Paramount patron level for $20.00 per month -- you'll gain immediate access to all patron benefits, including the Discord chat room and lots of exclusive content. After this special offer ends at noon PDT on August 31, 2022, you'll receive access to my entire commercially released digital catalog to date.  Your patron pledge will automatically renew on the first of every subsequent month, giving you access to all future products (digital and print) and all Paramount tier community benefits for the duration of your active patronage. You may cancel or downgrade your pledge at any time and still keep the twenty digital products and any other digital or tangible product you received / downloaded during your active patronage. Join the Community! Pledge as a Paramount Patron Before August 31, 2022 and Get 20 Digital Products Worth $100! Other Links and Topics Mentioned in This Episode
    • The Open Source / Free software movement.
    • The free, open-source WordPress content management system.
    • Dreamhost, my web hosting platform of choice for over sixteen years.
    • Dropbox, a premium cloud-based file hosting and sharing service.
    • NextCloud, the open source, self-hosted alternative to Dropbox.
    • Scrivener, a tool for writers.
    • yWriter, a free alternative to Scrivener. Read my overview, too!
    • Dynalist, an excellent, cross-platform freemium (free or paid levels) outliner and note collection app.
    • Trello, a "kanban"-style project management tool.
    • Trilium Notes, an open-source not-quite outliner and note taking app.
    • My home server is powered by the Zima Board.
    • I have joined TikTok! Follow me there for regular short videos, including the #FirstLinesFridays series.
    • Get free weekly serial fiction delivered via email when you subscribe to Hazy Days and Cloudy Nights: "How It All Got Started."
    • Seth Godin is someone you should probably be reading and listening to.
    • 826 National is a non-profit dedicated to creating and supporting young writers. Become my patron and help me reach my goal of donating 10% of my net patron revenue to 826 National every month!
    This episode was made possible in part by the patronage of listeners like you, including J. C.  Hutchins and Ted Leonhardt. Want to support the show and be listed in the credits, plus get lots of other goodies, perks, and exclusive access? Become a patron -- and join at the Paramount tier before August 31, 2022 to get $100 worth of digital books, audiobooks, and music! Love Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick and would like to make a one-time donation in support of the show? Donate via PayPal or leave a tip via Ko-Fi, with my grateful thanks.]]>
    https://www.mattselznick.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/sonitotum_album_art_20180325_3000x3000-scaled.jpg Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick 044: Your Creative Worth + A Special Offer! clean no 50:01 No no
    Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick 043: Writing is Hard https://www.mattselznick.com/sonitotum-with-matthew-wayne-selznick-043-writing-is-hard/ Sun, 24 Jul 2022 22:52:22 +0000 https://www.mattselznick.com/?p=65001
  • My day job is providing a variety of creative services (like my writer's coaching service and my beginning indie author consulting) to authors, podcasters, and other creative professionals.
  • My next book is a work of non-fiction. Pre-order Indie Author Marketing Infrastructure today, help push the book up the charts, and be among the first to read it!
  • Hazy Days and Cloudy Nights: "How It All Got Started"  is my free serial available via email subscription
  • I mention the particularly challenging writing session that inspired the discussion that inspired this episode... the session in question became part of my novelette "The Perfumed Air at Kwaanantag Bay," a follow-up to my novel Light of the Outsider.
  • Two examples of a reading experience well worth having even though you might not enjoy them in the usual sense of the word: Ulysses by James Joyce and Moby Dick by Herman Melville.
  • Sometimes we want our entertainment to blatantly manipulate us. The movie Forrest Gump from director Robert Zemeckis is an example.
  • Get to Know Your Worst Self and become a better writer and maybe even a better person.
  • Saltine crackers. You know. Those things we use to make soup less flavorful.
  • Frank Norris is the first to have expressed the sentiment, "I don't like writing but I love having written."
  • Responding the question of whether writing was a chore, Red Smith first said, "Why, no. You simply sit down at the typewriter, open your veins, and bleed." Before him, Paul Gallico wrote, "It is only when you open your veins and bleed onto the page a little that you establish contact with your reader." Explore the origins of this quote.
  • Do you want to write Fun With Dick and Jane, or The Wind in the Willows?
  • How's your creative week going? Tell me about it in the comments.
  • Want uncut, unedited episodes of Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick, e-books, audiobooks, music, and more goodies? Become a patron and help support this podcast.
  • This episode was made possible in part by the patronage of listeners like you, including J. C.  Hutchins. Want to support the show and be listed in the credits, plus get lots of other goodies, perks, and exclusive access? Become a patron! Love Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick and would like to make a one-time donation in support of the show? Donate via PayPal or leave a tip via Ko-Fi, with my grateful thanks.]]>
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  • My day job is providing a variety of creative services (like my writer's coaching service and my beginning indie author consulting) to authors, podcasters, and other creative professionals.
  • My next book is a work of non-fiction. Pre-order Indie Author Marketing Infrastructure today, help push the book up the charts, and be among the first to read it!
  • Hazy Days and Cloudy Nights: "How It All Got Started"  is my free serial available via email subscription
  • I mention the particularly challenging writing session that inspired the discussion that inspired this episode... the session in question became part of my novelette "The Perfumed Air at Kwaanantag Bay," a follow-up to my novel Light of the Outsider.
  • Two examples of a reading experience well worth having even though you might not enjoy them in the usual sense of the word: Ulysses by James Joyce and Moby Dick by Herman Melville.
  • Sometimes we want our entertainment to blatantly manipulate us. The movie Forrest Gump from director Robert Zemeckis is an example.
  • Get to Know Your Worst Self and become a better writer and maybe even a better person.
  • Saltine crackers. You know. Those things we use to make soup less flavorful.
  • Frank Norris is the first to have expressed the sentiment, "I don't like writing but I love having written."
  • Responding the question of whether writing was a chore, Red Smith first said, "Why, no. You simply sit down at the typewriter, open your veins, and bleed." Before him, Paul Gallico wrote, "It is only when you open your veins and bleed onto the page a little that you establish contact with your reader." Explore the origins of this quote.
  • Do you want to write Fun With Dick and Jane, or The Wind in the Willows?
  • How's your creative week going? Tell me about it in the comments.
  • Want uncut, unedited episodes of Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick, e-books, audiobooks, music, and more goodies? Become a patron and help support this podcast.
  • This episode was made possible in part by the patronage of listeners like you, including J. C.  Hutchins. Want to support the show and be listed in the credits, plus get lots of other goodies, perks, and exclusive access? Become a patron! Love Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick and would like to make a one-time donation in support of the show? Donate via PayPal or leave a tip via Ko-Fi, with my grateful thanks.]]>
    https://www.mattselznick.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/sonitotum_album_art_20180325_3000x3000-scaled.jpg Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick 043: Writing is Hard clean no 33:39 No no
    Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick 042: Rough Check https://www.mattselznick.com/sonitotum-with-matthew-wayne-selznick-042-rough-check/ Mon, 18 Jul 2022 02:30:26 +0000 https://www.mattselznick.com/?p=64991
  • Hazy Days and Cloudy Nights: "How It All Got Started"  is my free serial available via email subscription
  • My next book is a work of non-fiction. Pre-order Indie Author Marketing Infrastructure today, help push the book up the charts, and be among the first to read it!
  • I couldn't get enough of "Silly Love Songs" by Paul McCartney and Wings.
  • In the episode, I say the dates I'm alone in the house were the 15th through the 20th; it was actually the 8th through the 20th.
  • This episode includes an update on the status of the audiobook editions of Brave Men Run and Pilgrimage.
  • Shadow of the Outsider is my next novel in the Shaper's World storyworld and Outsider Cycle. While I'm writing it, catch up with Light of the Outsider and "The Perfumed Air at Kwaanantag Bay."
  • "Accentuate the Positive"
  • In his voice recording message sent in response to Sonitotum 036, long-time-listener and pal Harold Johnson mentioned buying my books directly from me. You can do that via my Books page!
  • How's your creative week going? Tell me about it in the comments.
  • Want uncut, unedited episodes of Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick, e-books, audiobooks, music, and more goodies? Become a patron and help support this podcast.
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  • Hazy Days and Cloudy Nights: "How It All Got Started"  is my free serial available via email subscription
  • My next book is a work of non-fiction. Pre-order Indie Author Marketing Infrastructure today, help push the book up the charts, and be among the first to read it!
  • I couldn't get enough of "Silly Love Songs" by Paul McCartney and Wings.
  • In the episode, I say the dates I'm alone in the house were the 15th through the 20th; it was actually the 8th through the 20th.
  • This episode includes an update on the status of the audiobook editions of Brave Men Run and Pilgrimage.
  • Shadow of the Outsider is my next novel in the Shaper's World storyworld and Outsider Cycle. While I'm writing it, catch up with Light of the Outsider and "The Perfumed Air at Kwaanantag Bay."
  • "Accentuate the Positive"
  • In his voice recording message sent in response to Sonitotum 036, long-time-listener and pal Harold Johnson mentioned buying my books directly from me. You can do that via my Books page!
  • How's your creative week going? Tell me about it in the comments.
  • Want uncut, unedited episodes of Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick, e-books, audiobooks, music, and more goodies? Become a patron and help support this podcast.
  • This episode was made possible in part by the patronage of listeners like you, including J. C.  Hutchins. Want to support the show and be listed in the credits, plus get lots of other goodies, perks, and exclusive access? Become a patron! Love Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick and would like to make a one-time donation in support of the show? Donate via PayPal or leave a tip via Ko-Fi, with my grateful thanks.]]>
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  • The Love, Rage, and Indignation episode of Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick.
  • My creative services business.
  • Hazy Days and Cloudy Nights: "How It All Got Started," my free serial available via email subscription, is now up to seventy-five weekly installments and over 84,000 words!
  • My next book is a work of non-fiction. Pre-order Indie Author Marketing Infrastructure today, help push the book up the charts, and be among the first to read it!
  • Between this episode and the next I'll be recording audiobook editions of my first two novels, Brave Men Run and Pilgrimage.
  • Want uncut, unedited episodes of Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick, e-books, audiobooks, music, and more goodies? Become a patron and help support this podcast.
  • This episode was made possible in part by the patronage of listeners like you, including J. C.  Hutchins. Want to support the show and be listed in the credits, plus get lots of other goodies, perks, and exclusive access? Become a patron! Love Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick and would like to make a one-time donation in support of the show? Donate via PayPal or leave a tip via Ko-Fi, with my grateful thanks.]]>
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  • The Love, Rage, and Indignation episode of Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick.
  • My creative services business.
  • Hazy Days and Cloudy Nights: "How It All Got Started," my free serial available via email subscription, is now up to seventy-five weekly installments and over 84,000 words!
  • My next book is a work of non-fiction. Pre-order Indie Author Marketing Infrastructure today, help push the book up the charts, and be among the first to read it!
  • Between this episode and the next I'll be recording audiobook editions of my first two novels, Brave Men Run and Pilgrimage.
  • Want uncut, unedited episodes of Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick, e-books, audiobooks, music, and more goodies? Become a patron and help support this podcast.
  • This episode was made possible in part by the patronage of listeners like you, including J. C.  Hutchins. Want to support the show and be listed in the credits, plus get lots of other goodies, perks, and exclusive access? Become a patron! Love Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick and would like to make a one-time donation in support of the show? Donate via PayPal or leave a tip via Ko-Fi, with my grateful thanks.]]>
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  • My creative services business.
  • Stoicism. You could do worse than starting with this book.
  • Speaking of books: I think this was the awful X-Men novel I read in the nineties that, in many ways, launched my career.
  • You can get some incomplete glimpses at Sovereign Serials thanks to the Internet Archive Wayback Machine.
  • As you know, Bob, Sovereign Serials led to the Sovereign Era storyworld of novels and stories, beginning with Brave Men Run.
  • Failure and accountability made me commit to writing Indie Author Marketing Infrastructure. Pre-order now!
  • Hazy Days and Cloudy Nights: "How It All Got Started," my free serial available via email subscription
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  • This episode was made possible in part by the patronage of listeners like you, including J. C.  Hutchins. Want to support the show and be listed in the credits, plus get lots of other goodies, perks, and exclusive access? Become a patron!]]>
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  • My creative services business.
  • Stoicism. You could do worse than starting with this book.
  • Speaking of books: I think this was the awful X-Men novel I read in the nineties that, in many ways, launched my career.
  • You can get some incomplete glimpses at Sovereign Serials thanks to the Internet Archive Wayback Machine.
  • As you know, Bob, Sovereign Serials led to the Sovereign Era storyworld of novels and stories, beginning with Brave Men Run.
  • Failure and accountability made me commit to writing Indie Author Marketing Infrastructure. Pre-order now!
  • Hazy Days and Cloudy Nights: "How It All Got Started," my free serial available via email subscription
  • Want uncut, unedited episodes of Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick, e-books, audiobooks, music, and more goodies? Become a patron and help support this podcast.
  • This episode was made possible in part by the patronage of listeners like you, including J. C.  Hutchins. Want to support the show and be listed in the credits, plus get lots of other goodies, perks, and exclusive access? Become a patron!]]>
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  • Hazy Days and Cloudy Nights: "How It All Got Started," my free serial available via email subscription
  • Brave Men Run and Pilgrimage, the novels to which Hazy Days is a prequel of sorts
  • An update on our exclusive patron membership community
  • My plans for my next non-fiction work, Indie Author Marketing Infrastructure
  • The United States Supreme Court's overruling of Roe v Wade, and what it means for creators
  • This episode was made possible in part by the patronage of listeners like you, including J. C.  Hutchins and Kimberly Puri. Want to support the show and be listed in the credits, plus get lots of other goodies, perks, and exclusive access? Become a patron!]]>
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  • Hazy Days and Cloudy Nights: "How It All Got Started," my free serial available via email subscription
  • Brave Men Run and Pilgrimage, the novels to which Hazy Days is a prequel of sorts
  • An update on our exclusive patron membership community
  • My plans for my next non-fiction work, Indie Author Marketing Infrastructure
  • The United States Supreme Court's overruling of Roe v Wade, and what it means for creators
  • This episode was made possible in part by the patronage of listeners like you, including J. C.  Hutchins and Kimberly Puri. Want to support the show and be listed in the credits, plus get lots of other goodies, perks, and exclusive access? Become a patron!]]>
    https://www.mattselznick.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/sonitotum_album_art_20180325_3000x3000-scaled.jpg Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick 039: Love, Rage, and Indignation yes no 31:22 Yes no
    Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick 038: Take a Chance https://www.mattselznick.com/sonitotum-with-matthew-wayne-selznick-038-take-chance/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 21:40:12 +0000 https://www.mattselznick.com/?p=64862 Matthew Wayne Selznick Patron Community! Listen to learn...
    • Why I'm returning to the Patreon neo-patronage platform to build a community for folks who don't just like my books, stories, music, podcasts and other creative endeavors... they're creators in their own right... or would like to be.
    • How I intend to build this community around the mission of the Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick podcast: "Make stuff, find success, and stay health and sane in the process."
    • How creating a patron-supported community serves my larger mission: "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."
    • Why those old steadfast drivers, thoughts of legacy and mortality, pushed me to create a community space for patron peers now, not later.
    • Why what patrons get out of the community is as important as what I get out of their patronage.
    • All about the perks of patronage, including acknowledgment and recognition, digital products like e-books and audiobooks, exclusive community, "back stage" access to my works in progress, merchandise, tangible copies of my work, group and one-on-one coaching, and more.
    If you're a fan of my work as an author, podcaster, poet, musician, or advocate for the DIY creator ethic, I really hope you'll give this one a listen. If you want to be part of a young, intimate community of writers, authors, and other creators driven to build a healthy, successful creative life, I hope you'll visit https://www.patreon.com/mattselznick and pledge. Technical Note I continue experimenting with different tools and methods to make recording Sonitotum frictionless while still creating audio that's kind to your ears. This episode was recorded using my lavalier mic plugged into my phone, recorded with the Parrot Voice Recorder app. I put a tiny foam windscreen on the mic to, y'know, screen out the wind.  This is the same method as last episode, but this time around, there were some static artifacts. Why? I dunno. Editorial Note This episode of Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick is cross-posted with Scribtotum, my ongoing blog on making stuff, finding success as I define it, and building a healthy and sane creative writing life.]]>
    community,community building,creative writing life,neo-patronage,patreon full 38 Matthew Wayne Selznick Patron Community! Listen to learn...
    • Why I'm returning to the Patreon neo-patronage platform to build a community for folks who don't just like my books, stories, music, podcasts and other creative endeavors... they're creators in their own right... or would like to be.
    • How I intend to build this community around the mission of the Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick podcast: "Make stuff, find success, and stay health and sane in the process."
    • How creating a patron-supported community serves my larger mission: "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."
    • Why those old steadfast drivers, thoughts of legacy and mortality, pushed me to create a community space for patron peers now, not later.
    • Why what patrons get out of the community is as important as what I get out of their patronage.
    • All about the perks of patronage, including acknowledgment and recognition, digital products like e-books and audiobooks, exclusive community, "back stage" access to my works in progress, merchandise, tangible copies of my work, group and one-on-one coaching, and more.
    If you're a fan of my work as an author, podcaster, poet, musician, or advocate for the DIY creator ethic, I really hope you'll give this one a listen. If you want to be part of a young, intimate community of writers, authors, and other creators driven to build a healthy, successful creative life, I hope you'll visit https://www.patreon.com/mattselznick and pledge. Technical Note I continue experimenting with different tools and methods to make recording Sonitotum frictionless while still creating audio that's kind to your ears. This episode was recorded using my lavalier mic plugged into my phone, recorded with the Parrot Voice Recorder app. I put a tiny foam windscreen on the mic to, y'know, screen out the wind.  This is the same method as last episode, but this time around, there were some static artifacts. Why? I dunno. Editorial Note This episode of Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick is cross-posted with Scribtotum, my ongoing blog on making stuff, finding success as I define it, and building a healthy and sane creative writing life.]]>
    https://www.mattselznick.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/sonitotum_album_art_20180325_3000x3000-scaled.jpg Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick 038: Take a Chance clean no 43:36 No no
    Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick 037: Join Together https://www.mattselznick.com/sonitotum-with-matthew-wayne-selznick-037-join_together/ Mon, 13 Jun 2022 00:27:20 +0000 https://www.mattselznick.com/?p=64843 Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. I talk a bit about that, and encourage folks to peruse my Scribtotum article, which goes deep on my motivations for joining, and my first impressions of the SFWA. I also talk a little more about why fiction writing has been so elusive and difficult lately, and the community-driven, community-supported steps I'm taking to try and get over that particularly thorny, mountainous molehill... including musing on re-instating a community-building tool I discontinued about two years ago... Some of the links and topics mentioned in the episode include... Technical Note I continue experimenting with different tools and methods to make recording Sonitotum frictionless while still creating audio that's kind to your ears. This episode was recorded using my lavalier mic plugged into my phone, recorded with the Parrot Voice Recorder app. I put a tiny foam windscreen on the mic to, y'know, screen out the wind.  It seemed okay! After listening, what do you think?]]> community,community building,creative writing life full 37 Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. I talk a bit about that, and encourage folks to peruse my Scribtotum article, which goes deep on my motivations for joining, and my first impressions of the SFWA. I also talk a little more about why fiction writing has been so elusive and difficult lately, and the community-driven, community-supported steps I'm taking to try and get over that particularly thorny, mountainous molehill... including musing on re-instating a community-building tool I discontinued about two years ago... Some of the links and topics mentioned in the episode include... Technical Note I continue experimenting with different tools and methods to make recording Sonitotum frictionless while still creating audio that's kind to your ears. This episode was recorded using my lavalier mic plugged into my phone, recorded with the Parrot Voice Recorder app. I put a tiny foam windscreen on the mic to, y'know, screen out the wind.  It seemed okay! After listening, what do you think?]]> https://www.mattselznick.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/sonitotum_album_art_20180325_3000x3000-scaled.jpg Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick 037: Join Together clean no 23:37 No no Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick 036: Slight Return https://www.mattselznick.com/sonitotum-with-matthew-wayne-selznick-036-slight-return/ Sun, 05 Jun 2022 23:20:15 +0000 https://www.mattselznick.com/?p=64822 Sonitotum, my podcast all about making stuff, finding sucess as we define it, and staying healthy and sane in the process. The show's been around, and not around, since April of 2018. It comes and goes as the tide of my time and energy ebbs and flows, usually under the influence of satellites of stress and anxiety having nothing to do with the podcast itself. What brings me back to it now? Well, I'm hoping you'll take ten minutes or so to listen and find out. Once you've listened: as I mention in the episode, drop me a line either via the contact form on my site, in the comments of this episode, or, best of all, by sending me an email to matt @ mattselznick.com.  I need to know you're out there, and that you want me to regularly show up in weekly episodes of Sonitotum. Technical Note In the interest of reducing friction and turning the barrier to entry from a mountain to an anthill so that the episode would actually get made, I recorded with my Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro earbuds. It doesn't sound... great. But the goal was to get it done, not get it ready for NPR. Next episode, I'll be trying something else... and I'll continue to iterate until I find a happy medium between amazing sound quality and expedience.]]> creative life,creative process,mental health full 36 Sonitotum, my podcast all about making stuff, finding sucess as we define it, and staying healthy and sane in the process. The show's been around, and not around, since April of 2018. It comes and goes as the tide of my time and energy ebbs and flows, usually under the influence of satellites of stress and anxiety having nothing to do with the podcast itself. What brings me back to it now? Well, I'm hoping you'll take ten minutes or so to listen and find out. Once you've listened: as I mention in the episode, drop me a line either via the contact form on my site, in the comments of this episode, or, best of all, by sending me an email to matt @ mattselznick.com.  I need to know you're out there, and that you want me to regularly show up in weekly episodes of Sonitotum. Technical Note In the interest of reducing friction and turning the barrier to entry from a mountain to an anthill so that the episode would actually get made, I recorded with my Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro earbuds. It doesn't sound... great. But the goal was to get it done, not get it ready for NPR. Next episode, I'll be trying something else... and I'll continue to iterate until I find a happy medium between amazing sound quality and expedience.]]> https://www.mattselznick.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/sonitotum_feature_image_1200x630.jpg Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick 036: Slight Return clean no 0:00 No no