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Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick Episode 003: Avoid Toxicity

In this episode, I use some very personal stories from my own past to demonstrate how important it is to avoid toxic relationships and our own toxic behavior if we want to be productive and prolific in our creative lives.

Along the way, I submit that, while it sometimes means making difficult and painful choices, avoiding toxic people and behavior is part of the artist’s responsibility to the rest of the world, let along to ourselves.

Before all that, you’ll get a little update on my own creative endeavors, including the addition of this podcast to most of the popular podcasting apps and directories, and a new serial fiction perk for my patrons.

It’s a deep, “real talk” episode, albeit not without some humor! I hope my experiences and life lessons have some value.

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Making the Episode

This episode took about seven hours to record, edit, and produce the two different editions of the show, and to prepare and write these show notes.

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What Do You Think?

For me, a podcast is much more than just talking into a microphone and putting the result out into the world. It’s an invitation to a relationship; to community.

I strive to be as transparent, honest, and vulnerable as possible in this, and every episode… perhaps especially in this episode! Let me know that’s valuable to you, and return the favor:

Tell me what you think about the episode, and if you’re willing, please share your own experiences with toxicity in your relationships and in our own behavior, especially with regard to how those toxic elements affected your own creative progress and process.  Let’s hear from you in the comments!

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