Category Archives: Tools

Me Being Interviewed on My Writing Habits

Fun little interview on the productivity website, Lift, about my writing habits (or lack thereof). In the time since you launched your kickstarter campaign, you’ve seemed to make steady incremental progress on bringing the book to market. What sort of daily habits would you recommend to a writer who’s trying to complete a book? Was […]

Cool Tools Podcast: “They Came from My House!”

Last week, I was on the Cool Tools podcast, with Mark Frauenfelder and Kevin Kelly, talking about the awesome, well-used/well-loved tools that came with my house, and that I still use every day. In the course of the conversation we sort of stumbled onto a new tradition we’d like to establish in home ownership (gifting […]

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 […]

Modeling Tips Roundup on MAKE

I bumped into this piece on MAKE today while looking something up and thought it was worth sharing — a decent little forgotten gem for anyone who enjoys any kind of scale modeling, tabletop game modeling, and the like.

I Join Wink Books as a Contributor!

I am thrilled to announce that I’m joining the illustrious company of Carla Sinclair, Mark Frauenfelder, and Kevin Kelly as a regular contributor to their new WINK book review site. I love the idea behind the site (reviewing only books that are best served by print — celebrating the unique qualities of analog publishing in […]

Wink Book Review Site Launched by Co-Founders of Wired and Boing Boing

I am so tickled by the announcement today of this new website by my old cohort at Boing Boing, Mark Frauenfelder and Carla Sinclair, and Kevin Kelly, formerly of Wired and now running the Cool Tools site (with Mark). Wink is being produced under the auspices of Cool Tool. The premise is why-didn’t-I-think-of-that brilliant. Every […]

“Gareth’s Tips on Sucks-Less Writing” is here!

Hot off the presses! It’s a print version of “Gareth’s Tips on Sucks-Less Writing.” 20-page booklet, color cover on cover stock. $6 postpaid (US and CND), $9 elsewhere. Inscribed by me. Paypal or Amazon Payments to garethbranwyn@mac.com. Back cover copy: First released on the eve of the blogging revolution in the late 90s, “Gareth’s Tips […]

Tools of the Writer’s Trade

One of the things I want to do over the course of my Kickstarter campaign is involve my community of backers in the content creation of the book itself. I’ll be asking for your input at certain points which I’ll incorporate in some fashion into the book itself, from using input as art (stay tuned […]