Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick 029: New Year, New Focus
Happy new year, dear listener! In this episode of Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick, I reaffirm the mission of the show: share my experiences as an independent author and, in the process, help you make stuff, find success as you define it, and build a healthy, sane creative writing life.
I also commit to a release schedule going forward, and catch you up a bit on what’s going on with my creative endeavors, and mention a few things you might find useful. It’s a short one, but mighty.
Links and Topics Mentioned In This Episode
- I mention The Big Plan. You can hear about it or read about it.
- Light of the Outsider is the debut novel in my Shaper’s World Cycle, book one of the Outsider Trilogy, and a stand-alone character-driven gritty fantasy / thriller hybrid. It’s now on Audible.com (US | UK | FR | DE) !
- Writers who worldbuild! There’s a Facebook group for you. I started it. See you there: Worldbuilding for Writers.
- I talk about my new standing desk converter from Flexispot. It’s a game changer!
- My favorite podcast client for Android is Podcast Addict.
- I’ve collected most of the software, services, hardware and tools I use in my creative endeavors on my new Resources page.
- Have you joined the mailing list community of friends and fans? When you do, you’ll get free weekly serial fiction delivered to your inbox as my gift to you.
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The opening theme song of Sonitotum is “Anastasia” written, performed, and recorded by yours truly, Matthew Wayne Selznick. You can hear or buy the full song on YouTube, Spotify, Amazon.com, iTunes, or just about anywhere you can buy or stream music online.
The closing and interstitial music is a little ditty I call “Gwinton,” also by yours truly, Matthew Wayne Selznick. It’s super-short and really just a looping thing, so it’s not available outside of the show.
On both songs, I play a 1972 Gibson Ripper bass guitar and a Fender “Bullet” Squire electric guitar. On “Anastasia,” the drums are performed on an Akai Professional MPD218 MIDI drum pad controller. For “Gwinton,” the drums are royalty-free loops found in the excellent Mixcraft Pro Studio software, which was also used to record, mix, and master both “Anastasia” and “Gwinton.”
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