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. Sonitotum is dedicated to making stuff (mostly writing), finding success as we each define it, and staying healthy and sane in the process, all as seen through my own personal insights, reflections, and observations, and in conversation with other writers and authors.
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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.
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.
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.
047: Burnout Insists on Authenticity
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.
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!
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!
044: Your Creative Worth + A Special Offer!
August 1, 2022: Episode 044 of Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick explores the topic of your creative worth - what it is, what it isn't, what it should be. Also, get in on a limited time special offer!
043: Writing is Hard
July 24, 2022: In episode 043 of Sonitotum, I stake the claim that writing need not be enjoyable, and indeed, the end result is better when writing is hard. Listen to be convinced!
042: Rough Check
July 17, 2022: Episode 042 is all about those rough weeks that crop up from time to time, and how a week of reflection and apparent delays can still have a net positive effect on your creative life. Listen!
041: How to Succeed
July 11, 2022: Episode 041 explores the flip side of the previous episode on failure and is all about the deceptively simple ways to discover how to succeed as an author and creator. Listen!
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