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Armed with Curiosity: Gareth Branwyn

By Tiffany Lee Brown 2:00AM on Jul 30, 2010 Originally posted to the SyFy website (in the Eureka Idea Lab) Since before you could look at pictures on the World Wide Web, Gareth Branwyn has been exploring the fringes of technology and culture, writing about his findings for Wired, Boing Boing, and in various books, […]

Tom Igoe Reviews Borg Like Me in MAKE Magazine

I was thrilled to get my latest copy of MAKE and to discover this review of Borg Like Me by maker icon Tom Igoe (co-creator of the revolutionary Arduino microcontroller).

My Friends Are the Gifts

I have decided that, for Christmas this year, I’m going to give only presents made by friends. I have so many friends with Etsy stores, small businesses, self-published books and music, artwork, and other things to sell, I figured why not support my pals (and self-employment) and share some of their amazing handiwork with family […]

Take the Potluck Dinner Challenge

A few weeks ago, I read an article on Facebook about a writer/editor couple in Pittsburgh, PA who’d dreamed up a low-stress way of “forcing” themselves into being more sociable again, Friday Night Meatballs. Tired of being too tired to go out most weeks and too intimidated to throw proper adult dinner parties, they came […]

Announcing the “Hard Launch” of Borg Like Me

We consider the July release of Borg Like Me to be a soft launch, designed to fulfill all of Kickstarter backer rewards and to work out all of the bugs for fulfillment. Now that all of that is sorted out and fall is upon us, it’s time to launch this baby with as much powder […]

Gar’s Tips on Sucks-Less Crowdfunding

In mid-July of 2013, I launched a successful 30-day Kickstarter campaign to fund my latest book, Borg Like Me. My project goal was $15,000. I raised $20,776. As a successful author who’s written seven books before, I had access to traditional publishing channels. But I wanted Borg Like Me to be an experiment. I wanted […]

What Others Are Saying About “Gareth’s Tips on Sucks-Less Writing”

“…[L]oaded with excellent advice for writers. I’ve learned a great deal about writing and editing from Gareth. He’s a terrific writer and a terrific teacher.” – Mark Frauenfelder, Boing Boing “…[A] handy guide for writers of all kinds… There is a lot of advice floating around…Gareth’s Tips brings together some of the best.” – Roy […]