Our friend Gareth Branwyn has just announced the publication of his new 20-page booklet, "Gareth's Tips on Sucks-Less Writing." This is loaded with excellent advice for writers. Gareth became a senior editor of bOING bOING around 1990 or so, and I learned a great deal about writing and editing from him. Gareth is a terrific writer and a terrific teacher.
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 email@example.com.
First released on the eve of the blogging revolution in the late 90s, “Gareth’s Tips on Sucks-Less Writing," was widely disseminated as a wise, useful, and entertaining good-writing tips sheet for newbie bloggers and writing pros alike. It was adopted by several creative writing classes in colleges and is still being taught in at least one second year writing class today. Excerpted here as part of Gareth Branwyn’s forthcoming collection, Borg Like Me (& Other Tales of Art, Eros, and Embedded Systems), “Gar’s Tips…” has been refreshed and expanded, with all new tips, new resources, and a new introduction.
To learn more about Borg Like Me (& Other Tales of Art, Eros, and Embedded Systems), to download another PDF except, and to pre-order the book, visit Sparks of Fire Press.
Our very own Gareth Branwyn has made Artistic Licenses. He writes: “They sport ‘self-issuing technology.’ By breaking the wax seal, you are committing to act genuinely, think uniquely, express creatively, and to invoke your muses often.” Love it! If you’d like one (or more), email Gareth directly: firstname.lastname@example.org. They are $5 each or five for […]
I’m away from the office this week on a top secret mission, so instead of posting new stuff, I’ve scheduled a few vintage Boing Boing posts. I don’t remember posting most of these, and I hope you don’t remember reading them. In 2006 the editors of Boing Boing (Xeni, Cory, David, and I) tried to […]
A rare copy of Darick Chamberlin’s Cigarette Boy is one of the reward packs for contributing to Gareths’s Kickstarter. Our buddy Gareth was interviewed for Vice’s Motherboard. Gareth’s in the final hours of a Kickstarter for his book, Borg Like Me, which is going to be amazing! Motherboard: You’ve described yourself as “Cyborg-in-Chief” in the […]
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