Berin Kinsman is a writer, indie publisher, and entrepreneur. An American by accident of birth, he now lives in Finland with his wife, the artist and educator Katie Kinsman.

Simplify – Create – Thrive

I live by the motto “simplify – create – thrive”. Keep things as uncomplicated and uncluttered as possible, filtering out and getting rid of things that you don’t need or want  in order to make more space for the things that are necessary and enhance your life. Appreciate and support the arts, and spend as much time doing what you love, whether it’s writing, crafting, cooking, or performing. Live frugally and freely, focusing on the things that matter most and bring you the greatest joy and satisfaction.

Writer, Indie Publisher, Entrepreneur

My creative side is grounded and balanced out by my business side. I am self-employed, and enjoy the freedom of being my own boss, writing the sorts of books that I want to read, and learning how to engage with every aspect of my professional life. It is a challenging way to live, but the advantages make the difficulties worthwhile.

Read the Blog

You can read my blog posts here. I tend to follow an informal essay format, and write one series on a specific topic at a time. The frequency of my blogging fluctuates from daily to weekly based on what other writing projects I have going on, so subscribing via email (on the sidebar, or the bottom of the page on mobile) or RSS feed so you’re alerted about updates is recommended.

Dancing Lights Press

Dancing Lights Press is an independent small press publisher that specializes in helping people to discover and explore their own creativity. Our mission is to provide the world with simple and effective processes and techniques that encourage people to try their hand at telling stories, and to help all types of story tellers become better at their craft.

Buy Me a Coffee

If you enjoy the blog, the podcast, or just want to support the cause, you can buy me a coffee! I actually use the money to get out of the house and work in coffee shops. This helps me keep my sanity and combat the sort of stir craziness only people who work from home can appreciate.


You can reach me via the contact page, or using the form below.  I usually respond within 24 hours on weekdays, if a response is required. If you email me over a weekend or on a holiday, don’t expect a response until the next business day at the earliest.

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