Introducing Fiction Writing Coaching Services
Your Story Buddy is my new one-on-one personalized creative writing coaching service for fiction, memoir, and creative non-fiction. Over the course of an hour, I’ll guide you to discover ways to strengthen the storytelling bones of your piece, excavate and construct buried, fragmented thematic opportunities, coax out undeveloped character depth and motivation, and more.
Click to learn more and book a session with Your Story Buddy!
My Latest Creative Work
In Light of the Outsider, 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.
Scribtotum is My Blog
Share my experience as an independent creator with the perspective of a veteran beginner. Whenever I can teach or share, I write a blog post.
Here I am with a new site design and a few words about where I’ve been the last few months.
Presenting your invitation to the Autumn Project (2018), in which you can be a fly on the wall for every step, start to finish, as Matthew Wayne Selznick embarks on his first major creative work in five years. Read more to learn all about it!
Let’s take a fresh look at why neo-patronage, specifically through the Patreon platform, is a great way for independent creators to build community, foster engagement, and add a reliable revenue stream for their creative endeavors.
A short list of the podcasts and websites I look to these days for inspiration, ideas, and insight into the creative process.
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.
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.
This episode of Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick is part one (of two) of an “ask me anything” (AMA), featuring lots of insight on developing characters for your fiction, and more!
In this episode of Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick, I can’t even talk about Amazon ads, worldbuilding, or a healthier approach to Facebook without some idiots trying to mess with some innocent wild animals. Listen!
This episode of Sonitotum, host Matthew Wayne Selznick shares some recurring and symbolically consistent dreams he’s had lately, and what they might be trying to say about finding a safe creative space.
This episode of Sonitotum makes a connection between service and justice, and reveals my own new one-on-one coaching services for writers. Be sure to listen to get an exclusive 20% off discount code for Your Story Buddy!
Presenting a new episode of the Sonitotum podcast in which I fill everyone in on what’s been going on and share what I’m learning about Amazon advertising for authors.
In a rare and special episode of Sonitotum, I look back and forward as I observe the fifteenth anniversary of my first podcast episode.
In this episode of Sonitotum, I take a hard look at my inconsistent creative habits, what drives my creativity, and how misplaced obligations sometimes derail our creative process.
This Sonitotum, I talk about staying nimble and flexible with your creative endeavors to help avoid progress traps in your work. Click through to listen and read!
The Autumn Project (2018) is me, planning, plotting, and writing the first draft of my next novel, in public. I’ll update my progress regularly in a Sonitotum minisode. Here’s the second one!