My appreciation for creative imagination began when I was just a kid. Reading was the first great love of my life, and when I’d devoured every book I could get my hands on I began to write my own stories. After I discovered tabletop roleplaying games, my world opened up even further. I had more things to read, characters and stories to write, and best of all, a new way to concoct stories collaboratively with my friends. Dancing Lights Press exists to celebrate the power of great storytelling.
Do You Love Telling Stories?
Storytelling comes in a bountiful number of forms. We have novels, novellas, and short stories. There are epic poems and stage plays. We enjoy scripted television shows and movies. There are comic books and all kinds of games covering multiple forms of media. Some stories are published by big companies, some by small ones, others are self-published by their creators. Some aren’t published at all, and are written for fun, or to share with friends. We have genres and sub-genres and literary styles to explore and exploit. All of it, every bit of it, starts with the written word.
The mission of Dancing Lights Press is to help people tell stories. I want people to delve into their own deep wells of creativity. If you aren’t already a writer, I want to encourage you and provide you with some tools to try it. If writing is already your thing, I want to help you get better at it. My vision is to provide the world with simple and effective processes and techniques, in the form of ReadWriteRoll, my tabletop storytelling system.
Who Am I?
My name is Berin Kinsman, and I’m one guy doing business as Dancing Lights Press. This whole company exists inside the laptop sitting on my kitchen table. I read between 50 and 100 books a year, including novels, business books, writing advice, history books, and biographies. I’ve written everything from Lovecraft pastiche to technical training manuals. I currently have four books on living a minimalist lifestyle available at Amazon, and three bestselling games at DriveThruRPG. Writing and storytelling are a lifelong passion of mine, and Dancing Lights Press is my vehicle to express that passion.
Use Your Words
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