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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.

  • 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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  • 040: How to Fail

    July 3, 2022: In episode 40 of Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick, you will learn how to fail. Sound nuts? Well, you gotta know how to fail if you're going to have any hope of succeeding. Listen!

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  • 039: Love, Rage, and Indignation

    June 26, 2022: Episode 39 of Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick explores the implications of the recent Supreme Court decision regarding the right to choose, and the implications for every creative person in the United States.

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  • 038: Take a Chance

    June 20, 2022: Episode 38 of Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick introduces the brand new patron-supported community for friends and fans of my work and those who want to build a healthy, successful creative life.

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  • 037: Join Together

    June 12, 2022: Episode 37 of Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick is all about community, one way or another: joining, creating, sustaining, benefiting from, giving to... all in the service of a creative writing life.

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  • 036: Slight Return

    June 5, 2022: Episode 36 of Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick marks a return to regular episodes and a new interpretation of the show's mission. Listen to learn more!

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  • 035: Sixteenth Anniversary of “Brave Men Run,” and Stuff

    September 10, 2021: Episode 35 of Sonitotum features reflection on the occasion of the 16th anniversary of my landmark indie book Brave Men Run.

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  • 034: Survey Says…

    May 9, 2021: It's been seven years since I surveyed my community of friends and fans. Listen to discover what I found out, and what it all means... and what you might learn from it.

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  • 033: A Reading From My Latest Work of Fiction

    April 2, 2021: In this episode of Sonitotum, I offer a reading of the opening scenes of my latest work of fiction, the novelette "The Perfumed Air at Kwaanantag Bay," now available from Amazon.

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