Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick 030: Choose Your Own Matt Venture

In this episode of Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick, the aforementioned Matthew Wayne Selznick (that’s me… hey, do you think I’m gonna get in trouble for “keyword stuffing” my name like that? Also, Matt, the aughts called; they want their SEO tactics back..) provides an update on his (my) creative endeavors, details a physical setback, makes you an offer on his story coaching service, and looks for your feedback on some future stuff. Let’s dump the speaking-of-one’s-self-in-the-third-person and get into it!

Links and Topics Mentioned In This Episode

  • I mention The Big Plan. You can hear about it or read about it.
  • “The Perfumed Air at Kwaanantag Bay” is my next work of fiction: a novella set in my Shaper’s World storyworld. I’m this close to offering a pre-order on this thing. Stay tuned.
  • 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 (US | UK | FR | DE), too!
  • Here is a link to the Sonitotum episode dedicated to worldbuilding.
  • Did you know you can build an inter-linking story bible and repository for all your fiction stuff using the same software they use for Wikipedia? It’s called MediaWiki, and it’s free. You will need a web hosting service like my favorite, Dreamhost, though.
  • Your Story Buddy is my one-on-one writing coach service. Listen to the episode to find out how you can get 25% off your first hour-long session in the month of March!
  • I’m very strongly considering creating a newsletter on the SubStack platform, and I want you to weigh in on my idea for the subject matter / niche. Listen to learn more, then leave your thoughts in the comments!
  • It’s been a while since my last blog post. Should the next one be..
  • Have you joined the mailing list community of friends and fans? When you do, you’ll get my aforementioned (second use of the word this post!) free weekly fiction serial delivered to your inbox as my gift to you.
  • I was on a podcast! Learn my best advice on building a community, developing personal brand, and marketing as an independent author on The Self-Publishing Queen Podcast! If you like, you can even watch it on YouTube.

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The Music!

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,, 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.”

Podcast Production and Hosting

Sonitotum is usually recorded using an Aurycle a460 large diaphragm studio condenser microphone through a Behringer U-Phoria UMC202HD (audio interface for directly connecting microphones and musical instruments to a computer). The show is edited and mixed in Adobe Audition.  The episode files are hosted and delivered by; the website is hosted by Dreamhost.

Interested in starting your own podcast? Need help managing your existing show? I can help you like I help The What Matters Most Podcast and The Possibility Podcast with Mel Schwartz, among others. Reach out!

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