It’s time for episode 063 of Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick, in which I explore the fact that great artistic expression is not necessary for commercial / financial success in self publishing. What does that mean for those of us who want our fiction to add meaningfully to the culture? Would it be better to write fast, simplistic, books to have a better chance at subsidizing high art? What the heck is high art, anyway, and who am I to decide..?
Also, an update on my creative endeavors, including new manuscript words and a new market for all of my published works.
Links and Topics Mentioned in This Episode
- Scenes are being written and a schedule is shaping up for my work in progress Shadow of the Outsider, the follow-up to my novel Light of the Outsider and the novelette “The Perfumed Air at Kwaanantag Bay.”
- Hey, would you like a whole episode on the subject of story architecture, with an emphasis on the structure, terms, strategies, and tactics I employ writing fiction? Leave a comment!
- All of my books are now available in the Smashwords e-book store! Go get ’em.
- This episode was inspired, in part, by a quote from the documentary filmmaker Brett Morgan, as heard in his interview on WTF with Marc Maron episode 1365: “If you’ve seen it before, why in the world are you doing that?”
- This episode was inspired, in another part, by a sub-thread in the Wide for the Win Facebook group in which I participated.
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