Matthew Wayne Selznick is creating articles and podcasts helping authors and other creators.
11

patrons

$20
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, where I write articles, produce podcast episodes, and help other creators bring their creative endeavors to fruition.

WHAT DO I MAKE?

I'm a creative entrepreneur, author, podcaster, musician, editor, consultant, educator, and coach. My blog,  Scribtotum, provides opinion, advice, and recommendations on staying human while creating a successful and healthy writing life, as well as personal insights, reflections, and observations. The companion podcast, Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick, is dedicated to helping people make stuff, find success as they define it, and stay healthy and sane in the process.

In addition, I write  books and serials and create music. I draw, and I teach.

I make 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 in order to  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:

  • Podcasting (Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick): Frequency: About two to four times per month. In each episode of Sonitotum, I talk about making stuff, finding success, and staying sane while attempting 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. Patrons receive each episode in an exclusive unedited / uncut edition several days before the edited / cut edition is released to the general public. That's usually twenty to forty percent more content! Each episode takes between six and eight hours to record, produce, and distribute.
  • Articles (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 from the perspective of an experienced beginner. Each article takes a couple of days to plan, write, edit, publish, and distribute and covers...
    • 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

OTHER ENDEAVORS SUPPORTED BY YOUR PLEDGE

  • Serial Fiction: Frequency: Every two weeks. Patrons get exclusive access to Hazy Days and Cloudy Nights, new adult serial fiction set in my Sovereign Era storyworld, with new installments a couple times a month. It’s the first Monday of summer vacation after the last day of high school, 1984. Time to be introduced to Alex Kent, Carson Meunetti, and Lina Porter… Read the first three installments for free!
  • Fiction: Frequency: Once or twice per year. I write literary fiction and genre fiction in several different "storyworlds:
    • The Sovereign Era, where the appearance of individuals with unique abilities upsets the delicate balance of the Cold War in the last quarter of the twentieth century.
    • Daikaiju Universe, where mysterious, laws-of-physics-defying beasts and monsters have terrorized humanity since the 1800's.
    • The Shaper's World, an original (no elves or orcs) fantasy setting where three hominid cultures strive to co-exist while a force from Outside threatens them all.
    • The Protector Cycle, a world much like our own where a small group of ordinary people guard us all against the shadows in the shadows.
  • Non-Fiction: Frequency: About once a year. I 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. Books are in the works.
  • Music: Frequency: A few 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. Patrons receive high quality MP3s and, when applicable, printable lyrics sheets.
  • Art: Frequency: A few 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

All Patrons

Every single patron, no matter your pledge level, receives access to my Patrons-Only content here on Patreon and on my website. That includes:
  • Unedited / uncut editions of every episode of Sonitotum a few days before the rest of the world receives the edited version. New episodes at least twice a month.
  • Exclusive access to every installment of Hazy Days and Cloudy Nights: "How It All Got Started," including new installments at least twice a month.
Every patron also receives a downloadable electronic copy of everything I release in electronic formats that your pledge supports, including songs, patron-exclusive lyrics sheets, e-books, drawings, and the like.

$3.00 Pledge Patrons

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!

$5.00 Pledge Patrons

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 5 patrons
Every month, you pledge to support my creative endeavors 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
  • Sonitotum podcast episodes, uncut, unedited, and unexpurgated, a few days before the rest of the world receives the edited and abridged version of the show
  • a patrons-only RSS feed to automatically receive episodes of the podcast
  • access to Hazy Days and Cloudy Nights: "How It All Got Started," my Sovereign Era fiction serial
  • access to a patrons-only text and audio chat channel
  • a downloadable electronic copy of every song, lyrics sheet, e-book, drawing, video, and other electronic media I release
Includes Discord rewards
Coffee Sacrifice
$3 or more per month 2 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
  • an invitation to a monthly exclusive group video chat, where we can talk about anything you want.
Includes Discord rewards
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
  • the opportunity to book a thirty minute one-on-one phone conversation with me to talk about whatever you want
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$20 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, where I write articles, produce podcast episodes, and help other creators bring their creative endeavors to fruition.

WHAT DO I MAKE?

I'm a creative entrepreneur, author, podcaster, musician, editor, consultant, educator, and coach. My blog,  Scribtotum, provides opinion, advice, and recommendations on staying human while creating a successful and healthy writing life, as well as personal insights, reflections, and observations. The companion podcast, Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick, is dedicated to helping people make stuff, find success as they define it, and stay healthy and sane in the process.

In addition, I write  books and serials and create music. I draw, and I teach.

I make 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 in order to  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:

  • Podcasting (Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick): Frequency: About two to four times per month. In each episode of Sonitotum, I talk about making stuff, finding success, and staying sane while attempting 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. Patrons receive each episode in an exclusive unedited / uncut edition several days before the edited / cut edition is released to the general public. That's usually twenty to forty percent more content! Each episode takes between six and eight hours to record, produce, and distribute.
  • Articles (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 from the perspective of an experienced beginner. Each article takes a couple of days to plan, write, edit, publish, and distribute and covers...
    • 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

OTHER ENDEAVORS SUPPORTED BY YOUR PLEDGE

  • Serial Fiction: Frequency: Every two weeks. Patrons get exclusive access to Hazy Days and Cloudy Nights, new adult serial fiction set in my Sovereign Era storyworld, with new installments a couple times a month. It’s the first Monday of summer vacation after the last day of high school, 1984. Time to be introduced to Alex Kent, Carson Meunetti, and Lina Porter… Read the first three installments for free!
  • Fiction: Frequency: Once or twice per year. I write literary fiction and genre fiction in several different "storyworlds:
    • The Sovereign Era, where the appearance of individuals with unique abilities upsets the delicate balance of the Cold War in the last quarter of the twentieth century.
    • Daikaiju Universe, where mysterious, laws-of-physics-defying beasts and monsters have terrorized humanity since the 1800's.
    • The Shaper's World, an original (no elves or orcs) fantasy setting where three hominid cultures strive to co-exist while a force from Outside threatens them all.
    • The Protector Cycle, a world much like our own where a small group of ordinary people guard us all against the shadows in the shadows.
  • Non-Fiction: Frequency: About once a year. I 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. Books are in the works.
  • Music: Frequency: A few 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. Patrons receive high quality MP3s and, when applicable, printable lyrics sheets.
  • Art: Frequency: A few 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

All Patrons

Every single patron, no matter your pledge level, receives access to my Patrons-Only content here on Patreon and on my website. That includes:
  • Unedited / uncut editions of every episode of Sonitotum a few days before the rest of the world receives the edited version. New episodes at least twice a month.
  • Exclusive access to every installment of Hazy Days and Cloudy Nights: "How It All Got Started," including new installments at least twice a month.
Every patron also receives a downloadable electronic copy of everything I release in electronic formats that your pledge supports, including songs, patron-exclusive lyrics sheets, e-books, drawings, and the like.

$3.00 Pledge Patrons

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!

$5.00 Pledge Patrons

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 5 patrons
Every month, you pledge to support my creative endeavors 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
  • Sonitotum podcast episodes, uncut, unedited, and unexpurgated, a few days before the rest of the world receives the edited and abridged version of the show
  • a patrons-only RSS feed to automatically receive episodes of the podcast
  • access to Hazy Days and Cloudy Nights: "How It All Got Started," my Sovereign Era fiction serial
  • access to a patrons-only text and audio chat channel
  • a downloadable electronic copy of every song, lyrics sheet, e-book, drawing, video, and other electronic media I release
Includes Discord rewards
Coffee Sacrifice
$3 or more per month 2 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
  • an invitation to a monthly exclusive group video chat, where we can talk about anything you want.
Includes Discord rewards
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
  • the opportunity to book a thirty minute one-on-one phone conversation with me to talk about whatever you want
Includes Discord rewards