Matthew Wayne Selznick is creating things with words, music, pictures, and people.
8

patrons

$13
per month

WHO IS MATTHEW WAYNE SELZNICK?

I'm an author and Creator at Large at MWS Media. My home on the web is mattselznick.com!

WHAT DO I MAKE?

I'm a creative entrepreneur, author, editor, musician, consultant, educator, and coach. As such, I write books and serials, I help other people write books, I blog about living a healthy creative life, I write songs, I have a podcast about making stuff, finding success, and staying sane, I draw, and I teach. To name a few things.

WHY SHOULD YOU BECOME MY PATRON?

You should become my patron if you are one of those amazing friends or fans with both the means and inclination to support my creative endeavors... someone who wants to support my ability to create more things and help more people, more often.

HOW IT WORKS

Your monthly pledge (as low as $1.00; no more $5.00) grants you access to serial fiction and other exclusive content, unexpurgated articles and podcast episodes, special access, and as many other perks and bonuses as we can think of together. Some things will be here on Patreon, some things you'll access by using your Patreon login on my website.

WHAT YOUR PLEDGE SUPPORTS

As my patron, here's what you can expect to help support and subsidize:

  • Regular blogging (Scribtotum): Frequency: About two to four times per month.
    Scribtotum is my offboard brain, if you will, with a a filter / focus dedicated to teaching you and me.  I write articles covering...
    • the intersection of creativity, personal development, and mental health
    • "journal" or "diary" posts focused on living a healthy creative life
    • resource tips for writers and creators
    • book, movie, and television reviews with an emphasis on storytelling and teaching
    • ...and the like
  • Podcasting (Sonitotum): Frequency: About two to four times per month.
    Sonitotum is the companion to Scribtotum. In Sonitotum, I talk about making stuff, finding success, and staying sane while I attempt to do the first two things. You'll hear a lot of personal stuff, deep transparency, and the occasional interview, all dedicated to teaching by example.
  • Fiction: Frequency: Several times per year; once a month for serial fiction. Patrons get exclusive access to Hazy Days and Cloudy Nights, serial fiction set in my Sovereign Era storyworld, with at least one new installment per month.  I have a novel and two short stories in different stages of not-done. And I have so much more to say. Check out the Goals section of my Patreon profile to see how my fiction output will improve as your patronage increases.
  • Non-Fiction: Frequency: About once a year. I have a new volume of my Worldbuilding series of booklets outlined. I'd love to write the thing and get it to market. I also have a lot of thoughts about transparency, vulnerability, and empathy, especially in terms of how those characteristics pertain to being a writer and creative person. There are books in there that I'd like to write.
  • Music: Frequency: Several times per year. I've been posting my Bookcase Sessions videos for many years now. I am itching to create a proper album, and want to make that happen in the months to come. Meanwhile, I keep writing and recording videos of new songs.
  • Art: Frequency: Several times per year. I've begun sketching and drawing again after many years. Often, this takes the form of "picture essays," a form of cartoon. It's a meditative and exploratory medium for me, and I hope the results resonate with you.

REWARDS AND PERKS

Every single patron, no matter your pledge level, receives access to my Patrons-Only content here on Patreon and on my website.

Every pledge also receives a downloadable electronic copy of everything I release in electronic formats that your pledges support, including songs, patron-exclusive lyrics sheets, e-books, drawings, unedited / unexpurgated podcast episodes, and the like..

Those who pledge at the $3.00 level will receive an invitation to a monthly, exclusive, group video chat, where we can talk about anything you want... as well as everything available to the $1.00 pledge level.  This pledge level is limited to 1,000 people!

At the $5.00 pledge level, in addition to everything the lower pledge levels receive, patrons also have the opportunity to book a thirty minute, one-on-one, phone conversation with me each month that their pledge supports works I've released. It's a personal creativity coaching session, if that's how you want it to go... or we can talk about whatever you want!

MORE..?

As more friends and fans become patrons, I'm very open to, and interested in, adding more rewards and perks to each pledge level, and, indeed, adding additional pledge levels. Ultimately, I want to reward patrons like you in the fashion that you want most.  We'll talk about it!

THANK YOU!

Thank you very much. I'm so excited to have the opportunity to express my gratitude through access, through bonus content, and through STUFF as the community of patrons grows and evolves.

You're the best.
Tiers
Couch Change
$1 or more per month 3 patrons
Every month, you pledge to support my creative endeavors ( new content (blog posts, podcast episodes, works of fiction, works of non-fiction, songs, videos, drawings, serial fiction installments, and so on) with a dollar's worth of change you find under your couch cushions, in that tray on your nightstand, at the bottom of your purse, in your car ashtray... y'know. Your buck tells me you're with me in this... and from dollar-sized trickles, a mighty river may one day flow.

In return, you'll receive access to my Patrons-Only content here on Patreon, and a downloadable electronic copy of every song, lyrics sheet, e-book, drawing, video, unexpurgated and unedited podcast episode, and other electronic media I release that your pledge supports.
Coffee Sacrifice
$3 or more per month 1 of 1000 patrons
Every month, you agree to sacrifice the approximate price of a large freshly brewed coffee, the kind you might find at a certain international chain of coffeehouses.


In return, you'll receive all the access and rewards of the Couch Change patrons, as well as an invitation to a monthly exclusive group video chat, where we can talk about anything you want.

Cheeseburger Sacrifice
$5 or more per month 0 of 200 patrons
Rather than buy a double cheeseburger, fries, and a drink at a certain double-arched fast food joint, you pledge that five-spot to me each month to support my creative endeavors.


In return, every month you'll receive all the access and rewards of the Couch Change and Coffee Sacrifice patrons, as well as the opportunity to book a thirty minute one-on-one phone conversation with me to talk about whatever you want, every month your patronage supports one of my creative works.

Goals
$13 of $200 per month
At this level, I'll clear a day on the monthly calendar to make fiction, non-fiction, podcast episodes, audiobooks, and other creative stuff, rather than working for clients.

On that scheduled day of creativity, I'll maintain a live video stream in my offices at the lush and lavish studios of MWS Media in Long Beach, California, and share as much of the creative process as is practical and feasible.
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WHO IS MATTHEW WAYNE SELZNICK?

I'm an author and Creator at Large at MWS Media. My home on the web is mattselznick.com!

WHAT DO I MAKE?

I'm a creative entrepreneur, author, editor, musician, consultant, educator, and coach. As such, I write books and serials, I help other people write books, I blog about living a healthy creative life, I write songs, I have a podcast about making stuff, finding success, and staying sane, I draw, and I teach. To name a few things.

WHY SHOULD YOU BECOME MY PATRON?

You should become my patron if you are one of those amazing friends or fans with both the means and inclination to support my creative endeavors... someone who wants to support my ability to create more things and help more people, more often.

HOW IT WORKS

Your monthly pledge (as low as $1.00; no more $5.00) grants you access to serial fiction and other exclusive content, unexpurgated articles and podcast episodes, special access, and as many other perks and bonuses as we can think of together. Some things will be here on Patreon, some things you'll access by using your Patreon login on my website.

WHAT YOUR PLEDGE SUPPORTS

As my patron, here's what you can expect to help support and subsidize:

  • Regular blogging (Scribtotum): Frequency: About two to four times per month.
    Scribtotum is my offboard brain, if you will, with a a filter / focus dedicated to teaching you and me.  I write articles covering...
    • the intersection of creativity, personal development, and mental health
    • "journal" or "diary" posts focused on living a healthy creative life
    • resource tips for writers and creators
    • book, movie, and television reviews with an emphasis on storytelling and teaching
    • ...and the like
  • Podcasting (Sonitotum): Frequency: About two to four times per month.
    Sonitotum is the companion to Scribtotum. In Sonitotum, I talk about making stuff, finding success, and staying sane while I attempt to do the first two things. You'll hear a lot of personal stuff, deep transparency, and the occasional interview, all dedicated to teaching by example.
  • Fiction: Frequency: Several times per year; once a month for serial fiction. Patrons get exclusive access to Hazy Days and Cloudy Nights, serial fiction set in my Sovereign Era storyworld, with at least one new installment per month.  I have a novel and two short stories in different stages of not-done. And I have so much more to say. Check out the Goals section of my Patreon profile to see how my fiction output will improve as your patronage increases.
  • Non-Fiction: Frequency: About once a year. I have a new volume of my Worldbuilding series of booklets outlined. I'd love to write the thing and get it to market. I also have a lot of thoughts about transparency, vulnerability, and empathy, especially in terms of how those characteristics pertain to being a writer and creative person. There are books in there that I'd like to write.
  • Music: Frequency: Several times per year. I've been posting my Bookcase Sessions videos for many years now. I am itching to create a proper album, and want to make that happen in the months to come. Meanwhile, I keep writing and recording videos of new songs.
  • Art: Frequency: Several times per year. I've begun sketching and drawing again after many years. Often, this takes the form of "picture essays," a form of cartoon. It's a meditative and exploratory medium for me, and I hope the results resonate with you.

REWARDS AND PERKS

Every single patron, no matter your pledge level, receives access to my Patrons-Only content here on Patreon and on my website.

Every pledge also receives a downloadable electronic copy of everything I release in electronic formats that your pledges support, including songs, patron-exclusive lyrics sheets, e-books, drawings, unedited / unexpurgated podcast episodes, and the like..

Those who pledge at the $3.00 level will receive an invitation to a monthly, exclusive, group video chat, where we can talk about anything you want... as well as everything available to the $1.00 pledge level.  This pledge level is limited to 1,000 people!

At the $5.00 pledge level, in addition to everything the lower pledge levels receive, patrons also have the opportunity to book a thirty minute, one-on-one, phone conversation with me each month that their pledge supports works I've released. It's a personal creativity coaching session, if that's how you want it to go... or we can talk about whatever you want!

MORE..?

As more friends and fans become patrons, I'm very open to, and interested in, adding more rewards and perks to each pledge level, and, indeed, adding additional pledge levels. Ultimately, I want to reward patrons like you in the fashion that you want most.  We'll talk about it!

THANK YOU!

Thank you very much. I'm so excited to have the opportunity to express my gratitude through access, through bonus content, and through STUFF as the community of patrons grows and evolves.

You're the best.

Recent posts by Matthew Wayne Selznick

Tiers
Couch Change
$1 or more per month 3 patrons
Every month, you pledge to support my creative endeavors ( new content (blog posts, podcast episodes, works of fiction, works of non-fiction, songs, videos, drawings, serial fiction installments, and so on) with a dollar's worth of change you find under your couch cushions, in that tray on your nightstand, at the bottom of your purse, in your car ashtray... y'know. Your buck tells me you're with me in this... and from dollar-sized trickles, a mighty river may one day flow.

In return, you'll receive access to my Patrons-Only content here on Patreon, and a downloadable electronic copy of every song, lyrics sheet, e-book, drawing, video, unexpurgated and unedited podcast episode, and other electronic media I release that your pledge supports.
Coffee Sacrifice
$3 or more per month 1 of 1000 patrons
Every month, you agree to sacrifice the approximate price of a large freshly brewed coffee, the kind you might find at a certain international chain of coffeehouses.


In return, you'll receive all the access and rewards of the Couch Change patrons, as well as an invitation to a monthly exclusive group video chat, where we can talk about anything you want.

Cheeseburger Sacrifice
$5 or more per month 0 of 200 patrons
Rather than buy a double cheeseburger, fries, and a drink at a certain double-arched fast food joint, you pledge that five-spot to me each month to support my creative endeavors.


In return, every month you'll receive all the access and rewards of the Couch Change and Coffee Sacrifice patrons, as well as the opportunity to book a thirty minute one-on-one phone conversation with me to talk about whatever you want, every month your patronage supports one of my creative works.