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Rest in Piece Photo Contest!

Attention Readers:

Have you purchased either the e-book version or paperback copy of my new book, Rest in Piece? Would you like to display your copy of Rest in Piece in a creative way and maybe win a contest to show your creativity and help me get the word out about my work? If so, you can send me an image of your copy of Rest in Piece creatively displayed or you can post it on your blog and let me know about it. I will check out your picture and then select a winner based on creativity! Your creative image will be displayed with all the contestants’ AND  I will also design an award for you on PicMonkey if you win! Winning such an award would be a great way to show just how creative you are!

The Rules:

  • If you’re someone who already has my email address and has purchased my book, send a photo of you creatively displaying your book to my email.
  • If you don’t have my email address and you can, send me the picture via the ‘Contact’ page on either my Rest in Piece blog or my Getting Through Anxiety blog.
  • If you do not wish to use either above methods of getting your picture to me, feel free to post the picture on your blog and paste a link in the comment section of this post so that I can view your picture.
  • UPDATE AS OF 3/24/17: To make things easier, in addition to these methods, feel free to post photos for the contest on your Instagram page. Let me know on my Instagram at b.w.ginsburg48 if you will be participating by using this method so I can check out your photo.
  • DO NOT email or post any pictures that can be deemed as inappropriate. I will not post these on my blog and they will surely not be eligible to win.
  • The expiration date for this contest is April 28th 2017. Please make sure to submit your entry before this date.
  • Have fun and be creative!

For more information, feel free to contact me through the contact page on either my Rest in Piece book blog or Getting Through Anxiety. Or you can simply ask any questions in the comment section of this post. GOOD LUCK TO ALL OF THE CONTESTANTS!

To purchase a copy of Rest in Piece visit: Amazon.com.

Special thanks goes out to everyone who has supported my writing.

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Rest in Piece: Quotes From The Book!

Quotes from my first novel, Rest in Piece. Enjoy!

““GET AWAY FROM ME!’ she screamed”

“Melinda and Hank had just heard their only child scream at the top of her lungs. Sure, their daughter had yelled and screamed before, whether from not getting something she wanted or from a bad nightmare, but never had they heard their daughter as frightened as they had merely seconds ago.”

“I HAVE TO FIND THE PIECE WITH THE LADY IN THE GOLD DRESS!”

“‘Get back!’ she yelled. ‘Get baaaack!'”

“Before Louise put her foot on the first step towards the main floor, she noticed a door. She opened it slowly, peering into the darkness. She walked inside carefully, and when she felt a long string lightly brush up against her, she pulled down….”

“She shook slightly, but couldn’t manage to look away”

WANT TO READ MORE? PURCHASE REST IN PIECE ON AMAZON TODAY! CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO BUY A COPY. THANK YOU!

https://www.amazon.com/B.W.-Ginsburg/e/B01MU5Y0YL

Rest in Piece by [Ginsburg, B.W.] Amazon.com

©Cover art by D. Ginsburg

©Quotes from Rest in Piece by B.W. Ginsburg

 

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Taking Your Time And Leaving Pressure Behind

I recently started a new story. My hope is that after writing a few short stories, I will compile them into a short story collection. However, since I don’t really set limits to how long my stories are, it is possible that one of these stories will be longer than a ‘short story’ or of course, I may start a story and it may not go anywhere. That’s besides the point though. The point is that I’ve started a new story and a new writing project.

As many of you know, I recently published the e-book and paperback version of my novel, Rest in Piece, which I must say I don’t regret for a moment. I have had a good amount of sales so far (though there is always room and hope for more!) and I have had pretty good reviews. I will say one thing though, having a book published puts pressure on you to write another one that’s just as good, if not better.

Don’t get me wrong. I’m not going to pretend for a minute that I’m some amazing writer or that my book is a bestseller. Still though, it’s out there and people have read it. I loved publishing my own book and I love that people have spent their own hard earned money on something that I wrote! I worry though – what if that’s the only book I can produce? What if it’s the only good book I have in me? I think it’s something that every writer and author worries about – no matter how many copies you’ve sold or how ‘famous’ you may be.

I think the most important thing is to take your time while writing. It can be difficult, but don’t worry about publishing your work right away. Try to concentrate on writing a good story and that’s it. Also, try not to put too much pressure on yourself. I know it can be hard, but putting too much pressure on yourself just takes away the fun of writing and that’s one of the best parts of putting words to paper – to be creative while having fun!

So next time you’re writing, try not to worry about whether or not your work will be good enough to publish. Instead just enjoy yourself and write the best you can. Then after that, you can decide the best route to take!

 

 

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Why I Don’t Do Reading Challenges

Hey everyone! So I’ve noticed that a lot of readers, especially those who also have blogs, participate in book challenges and have ‘reading goals’. While I have actually set a reading goal on Goodreads (I believe it’s set at 10 books, counting each of the 90 page Green Mile books by Stephen King – which on their own total 6 books), I’m not a huge fan and believer of setting reading goals or participating in book challenges.

Don’t get me wrong, I find doing reading challenges quite commendable and I respect the people who participate. However for me, reading should be something that you do without feeling pressure to complete a certain amount of books in a certain amount of time. I think it’s great to want to read more and to set some goals, but sometimes I think that, for me at least, participating in a book challenge would take away the fun of reading.

I’m the kind of person that likes to pick up a book when I feel like reading – without pressure or feeling like I’m in some sort of race or contest. To be honest, I’ve never really loved having to read certain books for school (probably because they were mostly classics which I’ve never really been into!). I’ve never really liked being told that I have a week or even a month to read something – it just makes reading seem like such a chore!

I’m writing this post not as a judgement, but rather more of just a rambling session! Plus, I’ve noticed that a lot of people seem to be into reading challenges and setting HUGE reading goals. Maybe I just don’t read as much as I should, but it feels like people put a lot of unnecessary pressure on themselves to do something that should be fun!

What do you guys think? Are you a fan of reading challenges? Reading goals? Why or why not?

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You Know You’re Creative When…

A fun post on how you know that you’re creative!

You know you’re creative when…

1.) You have highly imaginative dreams during the night

2.) You come up with great story ideas

3.) You’re observant

4.) You’re highly curious about things

5.) When you come up with a good line, paragraph, etc. for a story or poem, you feel the need to write it down right away – even if you’re trying to sleep!

6.) You think of things maybe no one else would

7.) You think of things in different lights

8.) You love to read and write!

AND SO MUCH MORE!

What about you? What makes you feel creative?

 

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Author Interview Now On My Trending Stories!

Find Me On ‘My Trending Stories’!

Getting Through Anxiety

Hey guys! A few days ago my good friend, Jade – author of Conversations Bordering On Torment, interviewedme for her newauthor interview project that she’s working on. Not only can you find the article on Jade’s blog, but you can also find it on the website, My Trending Stories! I want to thank Jade for helping me spread the word about my writing and also thank her for helping others do the same. It’s important that, as writers and friends, we support one another.

To read more of Jade’s Trending Stories, click here

To view Jade’s writing blog, click here

To purchase Jade’s new book, click here

To visit Jade’s Goodreads author page, click here


To view B.W. Ginsburg’s book blog, click here

To purchase B.W. Ginsburg’s new book, click here

To visit B.W. Ginsburg’s Goodreads author page, click here

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