Your host comes from a week with the case of the Blahs in episode 059 of Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick. Sometimes, it goes down like that. Not every week is a good one; not every week is productive. We roll with it; we look ahead.
Also in the episode: musing about ways to craft a patron member community that emphasizes value for everyone.
Links and Topics Mentioned in This Episode
- Andrew Solomon, author of The Noonday Demon, provides his definition of depression.
- I mention the day job, which is helping authors, podcasters, and other creators bring their creative endeavors to fruition, to market, and to an audience. Can I help you?
- Work continues, piecemeal, on Shadow of the Outsider, the follow up to my previous novel Light of the Outsider and the novelette “The Perfumed Air at Kwaanantag Bay.” Huzzah!
- My latest non-fiction book is Indie Author Marketing Infrastructure, a distillation of some of what I teach when I coach new writers considering self-publishing.
- The story of bottom line ads in Marvel comicbooks from the seventies… and Scott Edelman, the host of the Eating the Fantastic podcast, who just so happened to write most of the bottom line copy I saw as a kid!
- The WordPress plugin I’m using to insert random “top line” copy on my site is Random Content.
- The episode of Sonitotum about storyworlds and creative franchises is number 058.
- Hazy Days and Cloudy Nights: “How It All Got Started” is my fiction serial set in the 1980s and delivered weekly, for free, to subscribers. Get in on it and start at the beginning!
- My patron community receives the uncut, unedited version of every episode. For this episode, they’re privy to about ten minutes of extra content! Want in on that? Become a patron for at least $5.00 per month (cancel any time) and get a bunch of other perks and special access, too.
- Around thirty people listen to each new episode of this show during the first week it’s released. If most of the listeners became Exceptional patrons ($5.00 per month), patron revenue would surpass $100 per month, and I could begin donating 10% every month to 826 National in support of literacy and creative writing advocacy for children. Let’s go!
- Oh, and speaking of patronage: This episode was made possible in part by the patronage of listeners like you, including J. C. Hutchins and Ted Leonhardt. Want to support the show and be listed in the credits, plus get lots of other goodies, perks, and exclusive access? Become a patron with a $3, $5, $10, or $20 monthly pledge!