My Next Creative Work
In Light of the Outsider, my novel coming June 18, 2020, desperate people unite to rescue a kidnapped infant prince before ethnic, international, and magical pressures can threaten the entire continent. It’s a character-driven fantasy adventure / thriller hybrid with touches of noir and cosmic horror. And even though it’s the first of a trilogy, the book stands on its own.
My Latest Creative Work
“The News From Bewilder Pond” is my latest short story set in my Sovereign Era storyworld, when the sudden appearance of men and women with remarkable powers — Sovereigns — changes the course of history and threatens the balance of power in the late 20th century… but not every incident involving metahumans has global significance. Some stories, like this one, are more… homespun.
Scribtotum is My Blog
I strive to share my experiences as an independent creator with the perspective of a veteran beginner. Whenever I can teach or share, I write a blog post.
In which I describe the rituals, habits, and practices I employ to stave off anxiety and depression so that I can lead the most productive creative life possible. I explain how diet, exercise, and a specific mindset can help you do the same.
WorkFlowy is a free, cross-platform, mobile friendly outliner and “offboard brain.” I use it for writing and managing my writing, creativity, and productivity. Read on to find out why I think it’s one of the best tools to build a productive and healthy writing life!
Solitude is an important part of building a healthy, balanced creative writing life. Find out why you must take alone time despite how hard it can be, and read how I learned that lesson.
Writers and other creators need a mailing list to build a dedicated community of friends and fans. Let me tell you why, compare two of my favorite mailing list service providers, and reveal the one I use… and share how you can use your own mailing list.
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.
Find out how an active, deliberate, public practice of gratitude and hope will make you a better writer and creator.
Why being bold is the most vulnerable, effective, and powerful practice for writers to find their truth.
Writers! Let’s figure out the roots of procrastination and work together to overcome it and finally stop not starting our best creative work.
Challenge yourself and get to know your worst self so you can write well-rounded antagonists and other characters in your fiction.
Sonitotum is My Podcast
When I want to talk about making things, finding success however we each define it, and staying healthy and sane in the process, I record an episode.
Fred Rogers inspired this eighth episode of Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick, which is an optimistic and positive exploration of your creative legacy. You might already have one! Listen to learn why.
Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick Episode 007: The (Almost) Lost Episode, or, A Crisis of Confidence
This seventh episode of Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick was nearly lost to a crisis of confidence… but sharing the overcoming of obstacles like that is exactly what this podcast is all about. So here it is!
Episode six of Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick gives me the opportunity to introduce one of my favorite creative concepts: the creative family. Be sure to listen to understand what I mean (it’s probably not what you think). Also, an announcement about a future feature on the show!
In the fifth episode of Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick, I describes the “one weird trick” I wish I’d known years ago to become the best fiction writer and storyteller — and even human being — possible. Listen to discover why empathy is so important!
In the fourth episode of Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick, I relate a recent experience that shows how our own subconscious will call us out when we act inauthentically, putting us through the emotional wringer of anxiety and depression.
In the third episode of Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick, Matt uses very personal examples from his own past to show why it’s so important to avoid toxic behavior — both in ourselves and in those we associate with — in order to cultivate a healthy creative life.
In the second episode of Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick, Matt shares his current state in terms of finances, creativity, productivity, and emotional and mental health in the spirit of transparency and honoring the mission of the podcast: helping you lead a healthy, successful creative writing life.
Presenting the first episode of Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick, a podcast for finding success and building a healthy creative writing life. In this first episode, Matt introduces the show and tells us what to expect.