sah-neh-tote-um (Noun): A portmanteau combining the words “sonic” (sound) and “totum” (roughly Latin for “the whole thing”). Borrowed / adapted from the word “factotum” (one who does all kinds of work) to mean “audio on a variety of subjects.”
Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick
Sonitotum With Matthew Wayne Selznick is the podcast companion to Scribtotum, my blog. Like the articles I write, Sonitotum is all about creating a healthy, sane, and successful writing life as seen through my own personal insights, reflections, and observations.
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Sonitotum Episode Archive
Click the individual entries below to see the full show notes for each episode of Sonitotum With Matthew Wayne Selznick to listen and comment.
October 3, 2022: Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick 053 recognizes the teachers -- literal and literary -- that helped me become a creator, writer, and author. Who were your teachers?
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!
September 19, 2022: Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick 051 invites you to reject the judgement of the narrow-minded and write your ugly truth.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!