Berin Kinsman

Berin Kinsman

is creating blog posts and a zine.

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patrons
Simplify, Create, Thrive is my personal blog where I talk about simply living, being productive, and enjoying life. That's it. After a bit of a hiatus I've relaunched it from scratch, with a clear vision about what I want to say and the angle I want to approach select topics from. The sorts of thing that I write about include:
  • Arts and Culture: This topic includes for posts about books, music, film and television, and other forms of entertainment. It is also the place for visits to cultural events, trips to museums, and dining experiences. While it may contain opinions and recommendations, I wouldn’t classify any of these posts as reviews.
  • Bullet Journaling: This topic is covers how I use my bullet journal, planning, and general productivity. There will be elements of minimalism thrown in, because I’m all about simplicity. Posts may also cross over with self-care, since I also use my bujo to manage my executive function disorder.
  • Self-Care: This topic is about making time for yourself in a world filled with stress and unreasonable demands. Because I identify as a spoonie there will be posts related to that, managing mental health, and living a productive life in spite of physical limitations.
  • Writing: This topic is about writing and creativity. It’s a calling, a career, and a lifestyle, to be sure, and I’ve made a living as a writer for a few years now. You won’t find much advice here, because there’s plenty of that elsewhere. Instead I want to find connection with other writers, and the community, in this space.
  • Worldbuilding: This topic obliquely discusses the creation of tabletop roleplaying games and the work I do as Dancing Lights Press. It's going to have more to do with my creative process and the use of the medium for self-expression than cliched nonsense about murder hobos and genre tropes.

What’s the Goal?

Having a Patreon is a way to publicize my blog so that I can better connect with more people. It's a way to share my thought and experiences with others who share my interests. While having an additional revenue stream is nice, that's not my primary purpose here. If it were, I'd have higher-level tiers and market them far more aggressively. 

What Your Patronage Gets

  • At the $1 tier, you will receive access to all currently available posts. You also gain early access to new posts a full week before they appear on my website. You are guaranteed a minimum of 3 new posts per week.
  • At the $5 tier, you get all of the above. Plus, you will be able to download the previous month’s posts as a convenient ezine in Kindle, epub, and PDF formats.

How Often You're Charged

New patrons will be charged by Patreon at sign up. This grants you instant access to all content currently available at the tier of your choice. After that, Patreon will charge you automatically on the first of each month.

Why I'd Like Your Patronage

While blogging is something that I enjoy doing, your patronage validates that it's worth doing. I don't feel as if I should be using the time pursuing other paid work. It means that I've made some sort of connection with you, the reader. I'm putting something into the world that isn't just more noise. 

About Me

Berin Kinsman (born November 13, 1963) is an American writer and game designer. He has over 50 best selling titles on DriveThruRPG geared toward creative writing and story gaming. Berin is best known for the Lighthouse System, a tabletop roleplaying system featuring simple mechanics, description-based characters, and shared narration. He was a contributor to the Black Box Manifesto, a movement started by Daniel Perez of Highmoon Press to address barriers to entry into the roleplaying hobby for both players and creators. Since 2014 he has resided in Jyväskylä, Finland with his wife, the artist and education Katie Kinsman.
Tiers
Blog Patron
$1 or more per month

At the $1 tier, you will receive access to all currently available posts. You also gain early access to new posts a full week before they appear on my website. You are guaranteed a minimum of 3 new posts per week. 

Zine Patron
$5 or more per month

At the $5 tier, you get all of the above. Plus, you will be able to download the previous month’s posts as a convenient ebook in Kindle, epub, and PDF formats. 

Simplify, Create, Thrive is my personal blog where I talk about simply living, being productive, and enjoying life. That's it. After a bit of a hiatus I've relaunched it from scratch, with a clear vision about what I want to say and the angle I want to approach select topics from. The sorts of thing that I write about include:
  • Arts and Culture: This topic includes for posts about books, music, film and television, and other forms of entertainment. It is also the place for visits to cultural events, trips to museums, and dining experiences. While it may contain opinions and recommendations, I wouldn’t classify any of these posts as reviews.
  • Bullet Journaling: This topic is covers how I use my bullet journal, planning, and general productivity. There will be elements of minimalism thrown in, because I’m all about simplicity. Posts may also cross over with self-care, since I also use my bujo to manage my executive function disorder.
  • Self-Care: This topic is about making time for yourself in a world filled with stress and unreasonable demands. Because I identify as a spoonie there will be posts related to that, managing mental health, and living a productive life in spite of physical limitations.
  • Writing: This topic is about writing and creativity. It’s a calling, a career, and a lifestyle, to be sure, and I’ve made a living as a writer for a few years now. You won’t find much advice here, because there’s plenty of that elsewhere. Instead I want to find connection with other writers, and the community, in this space.
  • Worldbuilding: This topic obliquely discusses the creation of tabletop roleplaying games and the work I do as Dancing Lights Press. It's going to have more to do with my creative process and the use of the medium for self-expression than cliched nonsense about murder hobos and genre tropes.

What’s the Goal?

Having a Patreon is a way to publicize my blog so that I can better connect with more people. It's a way to share my thought and experiences with others who share my interests. While having an additional revenue stream is nice, that's not my primary purpose here. If it were, I'd have higher-level tiers and market them far more aggressively. 

What Your Patronage Gets

  • At the $1 tier, you will receive access to all currently available posts. You also gain early access to new posts a full week before they appear on my website. You are guaranteed a minimum of 3 new posts per week.
  • At the $5 tier, you get all of the above. Plus, you will be able to download the previous month’s posts as a convenient ezine in Kindle, epub, and PDF formats.

How Often You're Charged

New patrons will be charged by Patreon at sign up. This grants you instant access to all content currently available at the tier of your choice. After that, Patreon will charge you automatically on the first of each month.

Why I'd Like Your Patronage

While blogging is something that I enjoy doing, your patronage validates that it's worth doing. I don't feel as if I should be using the time pursuing other paid work. It means that I've made some sort of connection with you, the reader. I'm putting something into the world that isn't just more noise. 

About Me

Berin Kinsman (born November 13, 1963) is an American writer and game designer. He has over 50 best selling titles on DriveThruRPG geared toward creative writing and story gaming. Berin is best known for the Lighthouse System, a tabletop roleplaying system featuring simple mechanics, description-based characters, and shared narration. He was a contributor to the Black Box Manifesto, a movement started by Daniel Perez of Highmoon Press to address barriers to entry into the roleplaying hobby for both players and creators. Since 2014 he has resided in Jyväskylä, Finland with his wife, the artist and education Katie Kinsman.

Recent posts by Berin Kinsman

Tiers
Blog Patron
$1 or more per month

At the $1 tier, you will receive access to all currently available posts. You also gain early access to new posts a full week before they appear on my website. You are guaranteed a minimum of 3 new posts per week. 

Zine Patron
$5 or more per month

At the $5 tier, you get all of the above. Plus, you will be able to download the previous month’s posts as a convenient ebook in Kindle, epub, and PDF formats.