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Matthew Wayne Selznick
has been blazing trails and innovating
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

  • 052: In Gratitude

    September 26, 2022: In Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick 052, I express my gratitude for some fine folks from across the last fifty-five years. Who are you grateful for in your creative life? Sound off!

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  • 051: Write Your Ugly Truth

    September 19, 2022: Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick 051 invites you to reject the judgement of the narrow-minded and write your ugly truth.

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  • 050: Special Anniversary Episode!

    September 12, 2022: Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick 050 celebrates the fiftieth episode of this iteration of the podcast, including a look back and, most importantly, a look ahead.

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  • 049: Absolutely No Absolutes

    September 5, 2022: Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick 049 explains why we should carefully examine the advice of those who deal in absolutes, and reveals why he thinks an author's website should be a personal, direct experience... if that works for you.

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    September 1, 2022: Learn what it took for me to write and release my first non-fiction e-book since 2014, Indie Author Marketing Infrastructure: Three Things Every Independent Author Must Have for Self-Publishing Success.

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  • 048: Just Say Nope to Tropes

    August 29, 2022: Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick 048 is a park-cast in the great outdoors. Listen as I explain why being overly concerned with tropes and genre expectations can keep you from writing your best, authentic fiction.

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    August 22, 2022: Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick episode 047 finds me struggling under burnout... which leads me on a meandering path back to the things that really matter when it comes to building a community of friends and fans.

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  • 046: How to Create Under the Pressure of Everyday Life

    August 15, 2022: Episode 046 of Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick tackles the difficult challenge of maintaining a creative practice in times of pressure and stress. I've got a lot to say about it, including what works for me. Listen!

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  • 045: Comparison

    August 8, 2022: In episode 045 of Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick, I discuss the writerly tendency toward comparison to others, confess my own shortcomings in this regard, and suggest a different, healthier perspective. Listen!

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