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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.

  • 032: Who Cares About Your Work?

    March 24, 2021: Creative writers and other creators: who cares about your work? What happens when the answer takes everyone by surprise? That's in Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick episode 032.

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  • 031: Remind You of Keats

    February 25, 2021: This episode of Sonitotum is a "park cast" recorded outdoors when inspiration struck and desire demanded. In it, I work through some stuff about writing and age and time. It helped me. Perhaps it will help you.

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  • 030: Choose Your Own Matt Venture

    February 23, 2021: In this episode of Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick, I put YOU in the driver's seat regarding some upcoming content... plus, how about an opportunity to get my advice on your fiction at 25% off the regular rate? Listen, comment, and subscribe!

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  • 029: New Year, New Focus

    January 28, 2021: Happy New Year from Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick! This episode includes news about the new focus and commitment of the show, as well as some resources you might find useful. Listen, subscribe, comment!

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  • 028: What Is Worldbuilding?

    December 24, 2020: In this episode of Sonitotum With Matthew Wayne Selznick, I talk about worldbuilding: what it is, how all fiction writers are worldbuilders, and why it's important.

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  • 027: (Mis)Adventures In Audiobooks

    December 8, 2020: This episode of Sonitotum With Matthew Wayne Selznick reveals how I made some amateur mistakes, what it says about me, and how you can avoid the same issues.

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  • 026: How’s That Big Plan Going?

    November 20, 2020: Time to check in with me on how things are going with The Big Plan, and other stuff and things...

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  • 025: The Big Plan

    October 24, 2020: I've been building toward this for months. In this Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick, I reveal The Big Plan: my creative focus (and how I'll stay on target) for the next seven years. (Cross-posted with the Scribtotum article of the same name.)

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  • 024: Don’t Wait; Don’t Be Scared

    October 9, 2020: In this Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick, I connect the dots between two very different experiences with writer clients, and muse on the lessons there for all of us.

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