My Latest Creative Work
In the novelette “The Perfumed Air at Kwaanantag Bay,” three travelers, Kug, Agane, and Dennick, search for the healer who can cure Agane of a devastating illness. But an unexpected development forces difficult choices. Can they face the consequences in order to have any kind of future?
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.
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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.
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.
Scrivener is a popular novel and short story writing tool that can cost $40 or more. Save your money and read how you can use yWriter for free.
Between the expectations of genre and bland uniformity, there’s a lot of room to be irreplaceable if you have the courage to both listen to, and use, your own vision.
Introducing 90 Days To You, an exercise to help synchronize your vision of yourself with reality. The result: improved self-awareness, stronger empathy, and ultimately, better writing!
Presenting Scribtotum, a blog to help writers and creators stay human while creating a successful and healthy writing life. Click the title to read more about what you can expect!
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.
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!
In this one-on-one episode of Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick, I explain how the practice of living poetically has enhanced my creative life, and how embracing this perspective can make you a better creator.
The Autumn Project (2018) is me, planning, plotting, and writing the first draft of my next novel, in public. Every week, I’ll update my progress in a Sonitotum minisode. Here’s the first one!
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!
The first Sonitotum interview guest is the independent songwriter, composer, singer, teacher, and music entrepreneur Emma Wallace. Listen as Emma describes the challenges she faces on her way to her own brand of success as an indie creator!
I often think about the artist’s responsibility. Inspired by the faux controversies around old tweets from James Gunn and Sarah Silverman, in this episode I spell out exactly what artistic responsibility entails for all creators. Listen to see if you agree!