Are you good at failure? No? Maybe? Don’t worry. In episode 40 of Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick, I’m here to teach you how to fail.
Sonitotum is all about making things, finding success as we each define it, and staying healthy and sane in the process. Failure is inevitable along the way. It can cripple our ability and desire to make art, and if we aren’t making things, well, we aren’t going to find success. And if we can’t make things and we’re not at least trying to find success? Well, heck, I don’t need to tell you that’s no way to stay healthy and sane.
So it’s important to know how to fail.
I have some experience in this. I’ve been told I’m pretty good at it! So you’re in good hands. Listen!
Some of the links and topics mentioned in this episode include…
- My creative services business.
- Stoicism. You could do worse than starting with this book.
- Speaking of books: I think this was the awful X-Men novel I read in the nineties that, in many ways, launched my career.
- You can get some incomplete glimpses at Sovereign Serials thanks to the Internet Archive Wayback Machine.
- As you know, Bob, Sovereign Serials led to the Sovereign Era storyworld of novels and stories, beginning with Brave Men Run.
- Failure and accountability made me commit to writing Indie Author Marketing Infrastructure. Pre-order now!
- Hazy Days and Cloudy Nights: “How It All Got Started,” my free serial available via email subscription
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