Author, creator, and consultant
Matthew Wayne Selznick
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in the worlds of
independent publishing, podcasting,
and DIY creative endeavors
for a quarter century.

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Hazy Days and Cloudy Nights: “How It All Got Started” is set in the Sovereign Era storyworld (Brave Men Run, Pilgrimage). The action of the first story arc, follows several young people on the edge of the rest of their lives and begins on the first day of summer vacation, 1984.

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Recent Articles and Podcast Episodes

  • Hey, I Just Wrote A Song

    March 24, 2004: It's probably the first full song I've written in a year or so. Culled from a couple of false starts and listening to lots of Son Volt, Eleventh Dream Day, and Go-Betweens. As should be expected, it doesn't sound much like any of 'em. Called "It Will Matter," here are the lyrics: Can I talk…

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  • Dream

    March 19, 2004: Well, this one was particularly bizarre and vivid. It started with my old friend Roger and I showing up at a house apparently shared by greenplaid and a young Demi Moore. For whatever reason, we were there the night before a trip to Disneyland. Roger and I were supposed to sleep in the kitchen, which…

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  • Damn, Maybe It Is Just A Box of Freakin’ Chocolates!

    February 29, 2004: I think I'm becoming less cynical as I get older. This is strange, because I don't think it's supposed to work that way. I look at some of the people I know who are older than me, and by and large I see depression, world-weariness, and of course cynicism. Now, I have my sadness, my…

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  • Early Morning

    February 17, 2004: A couple of hours ago, I saw my wife off on a short business trip to Northern California. Even though it was five AM, I couldn't go back to sleep. Got some coffee going, fed the dog and let him out, and found myself in the musing mood that usually comes to me in the…

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  • Crows, Snow!

    February 3, 2004: We were at Disneyland today... we rode some rides we've never ridden (or at least I don't remember riding), mostly kiddie stuff, we wandered around, and I got to watch the crows. I think the crows are my favorite thing about Disneyland. There are an awful lot of them there, and they're such big, beautiful,…

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  • Musing on Live Journal

    January 27, 2004: Recently, someone asked me why people use LiveJournal. "Is it a diary? Who sees it?" In trying to describe LiveJournal, I realized I had some ideas about it that I'd never directly considered. I'm putting them down here to hopefully solicit some discussion. I don't consider this medium to be a diary. To me, a…

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  • Buy This Book Right Now

    January 16, 2004: It's Michael W. Dean's $30 Music School. Five hundred + pages of everything the DIY creative person needs to know, from starting a band to writing your own contracts... it's chock-a-block (and how often does one get to use that old saw???) with tips and useful anecdotes that only someone who's a peer with Ian…

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  • Observations

    January 16, 2004: There are So many fucking Christians In this desert town When strangers meet They exchange churches Like kids comparing baseball cards Cell phones Are the boom boxes Of the new millennium The desert encourages Forty year old women With fifty-year wrinkles Brown And Crevassed To wear tight sweaters Short denim skirts And fuck-me boots In…

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  • Governing Values

    January 15, 2004: Last time I wrote, I talked about how I was getting into using a planner to prioritize my days' tasks and my short and long term goals. Part of this whole thing involves basing my priorities on the things I really believe in and the person I want me to be. My "governing values." This…

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