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Latest Review For Rest in Piece

Hi everybody! Just yesterday I received this awesome review for my novel, Rest in Piece! If you are interested in purchasing a copy, please remember that the Kindle version is on sale for a limited time for only $3.99! The book is also available in paperback!

 

M.S.
4.0 out of 5 stars
Unexpectedly creepy and clever
October 3, 2018
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This story is on the young end of the YA spectrum, and is a clever idea with an ending I hadn’t anticipated. Our main character, twelve-year-old Louise, is drawn to an assembled puzzle (literally, the jigsaw kind) that leads her down a path to unraveling the disappearance of a little girl twenty years prior. I rather enjoyed that it was mainly set in 1955, hearkening back to a simpler time for children and, perhaps, parents as well. But kids are kids in any era, and Louise lies her butt off to the adults around her as she uses her wits and moxy to solve the mystery. Part paranormal, part the story of a young woman blossoming into her own ideas of self, this short tale is quite enjoyable.

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Sale Time!!!

Hey everybody! For a limited time only, the kindle edition of my novel, Rest in Piece, is on sale on Amazon.com for only $3.99! If you’re interested in reading Rest in Piece and are looking for a great deal, I highly recommend downloading the e-book while the sale lasts! Thank you for all your support!

-B.W.

 

 

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The Inspiration Behind My Books – In Pictures

Hey everybody! Today I want to share the inspiration behind each of my books. Instead of doing so in words, I thought I would do so through photography! I hope you enjoy this behind the scenes look at my books!

A look at the real life stairs and attic used as inspiration for the setting in Rest in Piece:

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Inspiration behind Abstract Clarity and the short stories found within:

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Inspiration behind Inspiration Unbound:

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Inspiration behind Hell’s Radio and the short stories found within:hellsradiobts1

Please remember just how important inspiration is when writing a great story! I hope you’ve all enjoyed this special inside look into my books! Have a great day!

 

-B.W. Ginsburg

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Hell’s Radio – The Perfect Fall Read!

Hey everybody! First and foremost, I’d like to wish everyone a happy first day of Fall! I know I’m personally looking forward to the falling of the leaves and slightly cooler weather!

Today I thought I’d talk about why my new short story collection, Hell’s Radio, is a perfect read for this season! For starters, two of the stories in the collection (Hell’s Radio and Haunted Love) are horror stories, perfect for reading when Halloween is just around the corner. In addition, these fall months are a great time to curl up under your favorite blanket with a scary, but comforting read. While two of the stories in Hell’s Radio are frightening (Haunted Love is much lighter as it’s a parody on the horror genre), the third story, Lyrical Haven, is a fantasy and in my opinion, quite a comforting read.

If you’re looking for a great book to read this Fall, I think you’ll truly enjoy Hell’s Radio. It definitely gives off a Fall vibe with it’s haunted and surreal tales! If you are interested in purchasing a copy of the short story collection, you can do so by visiting this link! Thank you and I hope you have a great season!

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Cover Design: Lillith Adams

 

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Be Proud Of and Confident In Your Decisions!

I’m going to tell each and every one of you something about myself – sometimes I doubt my skills as a writer. To be honest, I think all writers do. Even if deep down we know that we’re talented and have heard so from others, there’s still a part of us that might find it hard to believe.

First I’d like to say that if you’re a writer, the first step to success is believing in yourself! While sometimes my confidence might grow shaky, overall I’m proud of my work. Take for example, my new short story collection – I love how it turned out! I am not just saying that. I promise!

A successful writer is also someone who trusts their decisions. I was struggling with working on my second novel and so I decided to, instead, work on a short story I had in mind. Let me tell you something – that was the right decision! Not only did I create a great story, in my opinion, that I love, but I also wrote a whole collection that I’m proud of!

I found a quote on Instagram that said something about how you shouldn’t quit on a story because it’s difficult. Maybe you shouldn’t totally abandon your story, but there is nothing wrong with taking a break and working on something else. If I wouldn’t have taken a break and worked on my short story collection, it would have never been born!

Additionally, the quote mentioned something about every story being difficult to write. I don’t think this is true. I think that while some stories are very difficult to produce, some flow quite nicely and, while they take effort, they’re more enjoyable than stressful.

Take my new short story collection, for example. Each and every story seemed to practically write itself. It just worked out so well! Yes there was a lot to think through and a lot of work went into each of the stories, but I didn’t feel stressed out about the writing process. There were no days when absolutely nothing came to me. That, my friends, is a true gift.

This is my point. I don’t think that difficult stories should be abandoned or never worked on. In fact, I plan on still working on my second novel. What I am saying though is that taking breaks is okay and that not every story is  going to be difficult to write. Some stories will just flow and that’s a good thing. Don’t be under the impression that writing every story has to be stressful and hard. It’s okay to write something that seems easy to write – in fact, I think that the easier the writing seems to be, the better in some cases the story turns out to be. I think that the ease in which a story is written sometimes shows just how good the idea is and just how much the story or book was meant to be written!

Both easy to write and hard to write poems, stories, and books can turn out to be great! Don’t tell yourself that if a story wasn’t hard to write that it must not be good. Also, don’t convince yourself that having a difficult time writing a story makes it bad or unworthy of finishing.  Sometimes we all just need to take a break or work on something else.

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Hell’s Radio: Behind the Scenes!

Hey guys! Today I thought I would share with you a little about how I came up with the ideas for the three stories in my all new short story collection, Hell’s Radio! So, sit back and enjoy this behind the scenes look at creating my new book!

Hell’s Radio: I came up with the idea for this story after a long night of not sleeping. While I was miserable not being able to sleep, there was the silver lining of coming up with the haunting idea for this story. I’m not really sure how I thought of the idea of a haunted radio, but somehow my mind wandering from lack of sleep helped me create this awesome idea. I also think that the fact that my dad owns an old clock radio may have helped.

Haunted Love: A while back, when I was working on my second novel (something I still have yet to finish), I had come up with the random idea for Haunted Love. At the time, I didn’t want to begin a story while working on something else, so I decided to jot the idea down in a notebook. When it came to discovering that I wanted to work on another short story collection, I ran into my room and hunted down that notebook – in it I found the idea used for Haunted Love. The idea for the story changed from humor to a serious story, and then back to humorous. After playing around with the idea for a while, I got it to where I wanted it to be! I enjoy various horror parodies (Young Frankenstein, Love at First Bite, etc.) and decided to create my own!

Lyrical Haven: As some of you may know, I absolutely love the idea of characters being transported to other places. I also love music. I decided to combine those two loves in the story Lyrical Haven. I originally came up with the idea for a writing contest and then tweaked a few things for another contest. In the end, I decided that I liked it so much, I wanted to include it in my collection!

So this is how I came up with the ideas for my new short story collection! I hope you enjoyed reading about the inner workings of my writerly mind! For any writers out there who sometimes struggle with coming up with ideas (we’ve all been there, trust me), I think a great way to think of stuff to write about is to just let your mind flow. Think about average things and how you can present them in a unique way, ponder about things you’ve always wondered about. Above all, ask yourself the question of ‘what if’?. I always find that asking that question really helps ideas to just flow through you! As always, good luck with your writing!

-B.W. Ginsburg

Hell’s Radio is available for Kindle and in Paperback on Amazon.com.

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Two Formats, One Haunting Book!

Hey everybody! My new short story collection, Hell’s Radio, is now available in both Kindle and paperback formats. Simply visit Amazon.com or this link to check them out! I am super excited to share these stories with you and the awesome cover designed by my good friend, Lillith Adams! Lillith is super creative and talented and I couldn’t have asked for a cooler cover than the one she designed!

Once again, here is the breakdown of the three stories that can be found in my new fiction collection, Hell’s Radio:

Hell’s Radio: Terrance Manning is fourteen years old and on the road to disaster. He smokes, steals, starts fires, and even carries a gun. When he visits a garage sale and steals a clock radio, his existence changes forever.

Haunted Love: In this horrific parody, Sarah Night is fresh out of college and looking for a roommate. She finds much more when she meets Les Herman and falls deeply in love. However, she soon discovers that there is more to the man than meets the eye.

Lyrical Haven: Bridget Delaney doesn’t get along with her mother. As much as she tries, Bridget just can’t seem to make the woman happy. When her mother, Eleanor, kicks her out of the car on the way home from her uncle’s, Bridget finds herself in the middle of nowhere, headed for a fantastic journey.