Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick 023: Ask Me Anything (Part 2 of 2)

Published on September 30, 2020
Published on September 30, 2020

It’s time for the second part (of two) of the “ask me anything” here on Sonitotum! You can find part one here. This time, I finish answering the remaining three questions submitted by Rebecca Burns.

The Questions

  1. What is your experience with writing groups? Critique groups? Collaborative projects?
  2. When you’ve coached other artists, what revelations have you had or advice have you given that surprised you (like, “Why had I never thought of this before?” or “I wish someone had told me this 10 years ago!”
  3. How much of your creative energy is spent on your own writing vs. your music vs. helping other artists and how much energy do you spend on non-creative activities? Is this the right balance for you? If not, how would you wish to distribute your energy?

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