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Book Sale Reminder!

Hey guys! This is just a reminder that from now until December 12th, my short story  collection, Abstract Clarity is on sale! To purchase, please feel free to visit this direct link or go on Amazon.com and search by title or author!

Here is a breakdown of the sale prices for Abstract Clarity:

Kindle E-book: $4.50   $2.99

Paperback: $12.99       $9.99

Kindle E-book (with special edition cover designed by Lillith Adams @hippiehorror): $5.50                              $3.99

Paperback (with special edition cover designed by Lillith Adams @hippehorror):                 $12.99                           $10.99

Here is the picture of the special edition cover designed by Lillith if you missed it:

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©Lillth Adams @hippiehorror

About Abstract Clarity:

“The real meaning of Hell, a woman’s love for Halloween gone horribly wrong, and a magical pen. A mysterious place called Dream Land and an inanimate object that, with a little luck and hard work, helps change the world. In these five fantastical, terrifying, and beautiful stories, you will discover that there is more to life than the ordinary and explainable.”

 

THANKS!

-B.W. Ginsburg

 

 

 

 

 

 

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INSTAGRAM HALLOWEEN PHOTO CONTEST!

Hey everyone! Great news! From now until November 13th, you can win a free original Microsoft Word copy of one of my books! Here’s how to participate:

1.) Own one of my books (Purchase here!)

2.) Take a creative Halloween picture with the book.

3.) Post picture on Instagram with #bwginsburgcontest

*WINNER WILL RECEIVE ORIGINAL MICROSOFT WORD COPY OF BOOK THEY DO NOT ALREADY OWN!*

GOOD LUCK!

-B.W. Ginsburg

 

 

 

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Abstract Clarity Giveaway: Final Day To Enter!

Hi everyone! For all of you who have an Instagram account, today (July 28th) is the final day to enter the giveaway to win a FREE Kindle copy of my horror/fantasy short story collection, Abstract Clarity!

If you’re interested in entering, the rules are simple. All you have to do is mention one of my books (either Rest in Piece or Abstract Clarity) in your Instagram feed and tag me @b.w.ginsburg48 by tonight at 11:59 p.m. EST.

Once I choose a winner (which will be selected at random using random.org), I will send you an email with the Kindle edition of my short story collection, Abstract Clarity. Your email will not be used for any other purpose than for the giveaway. Thank you and good luck!


About Abstract Clarity: A Collection of Short Stories:

“The real meaning of Hell, a woman’s love for Halloween gone horribly wrong, and a magical pen. A mysterious place called Dream Land and an inanimate object that, with a little luck and hard work, helps change the world. In these five fantastical, terrifying, and beautiful stories, you will discover that there is more to life than the ordinary and explainable.”

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Cover Photo: B.W. Ginsburg

 

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Inside Abstract Clarity’s Historical Hell (A Quote)

Hi everybody! I just recently posted a quote from my short story, Clarity, on my Instagram page. The story is one of the five short stories that can be found in my collection, Abstract Clarity, which can be purchased on Amazon.com.

Here’s a quote from another one of the short stories included in Abstract Clarity. The quote is from the story, Historical Hell.

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B.W. Ginsburg, Abstract Clarity – Historical Hell

 

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About the Stories – Clarity

Hi everyone! I’d like to talk about the fourth and final story in my short story collection, Abstract Clarity.

The short story, Clarity, was in my opinion, one of the more difficult stories I’ve ever written. I really liked the idea as it was imaginative and fresh, but it wasn’t the easiest to write. For one thing, since it was so imaginative, it took a lot of thinking through. At the same time, however, it was the type of story that had a life of its own.

While a story that has a life of its own tends to be exciting, it’s also a bit hard to control. While as I writer, I tend to just come up with an idea and go from there, I still like to know where the story is going. I knew where I wanted Clarity to go and how to end it, but not every step of the way was, well, clear! Ironic, I know!

It was a bit difficult to figure out how to write Clarity in a way that was both fantastical and realistic. While the story is fiction, I still think that fiction needs to seem a bit realistic. In other words, I think it’s important that a reader can say to themselves Okay, this is different but really good and not this is so far fetched, it could never happen! I think fiction needs to have a balance of unrealistic, but at the same time – you have to be able to imagine it actually happening.

Like all my short stories included in this new collection, I’m quite proud of how Clarity came out. I really think I did a good job of creating something fresh and original, while still making it interesting and believable. I think that when reading Clarity, the reader can truly feel like they’re part of this magical world that I’ve created!


Let’s Review!

The Book: Abstract Clarity

What: Short story collection containing five short stories; Historical Hell, October’s Rein, Write in Time, Dream Land, Clarity

Published: June 2017

Synopsis: The real meaning of Hell, a woman’s love for Halloween gone horribly wrong, and a magical pen. A mysterious place called Dream Land and an inanimate object that, with a little luck and hard work, helps change the world. In these five fantastical, terrifying, and beautiful stories, you will discover that there is more to life than the ordinary and explainable.

Genre(s): Fantasy and Horror, Adult Fiction

Available: Amazon.com ; Kindle and Paperback

Thank you for all your support!

-B.W. Ginsburg

 

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About the Stories – Dream Land

Dream Land is the fourth short story in my new collection, Abstract Clarity.

Along with TV shows like The Dead Zone, Haven, and Supernatural, I’ve seen and enjoyed a few episodes of The Twilight Zone. The first episode I ever remember seeing is The After Hours with my dad. It’s been a little while since I last saw the episode, but I remember thinking that it was quite creepy.

My favorite episode of The Twilight Zone is A World of His Own. I love the idea behind it and plus, it helps that the main character is a writer! I just think there’s something so creative about the episode.

I wanted to write a story that had the same feeling to it as an episode of The Twilight Zone. I wanted to write something surreal and strange; something that’s unexplainable and has an eerie feeling to it. That is what I’ve hoped to accomplish with the short story, Dream Land.

The reason I chose to use dreams as the topic in my story is because I’ve always found them a fascinating phenomenon. Even the most intelligent of scientists aren’t completely sure what the nightly thoughts mean. I’ve always wondered what lies behind the true meaning of dreams – if they do in fact mean anything at all.

Once again, I hope you enjoyed this sneak peak into another short story from my collection, Abstract Clarity. If you’d like to read the stories, feel free to pick up your own copy of my new short story collection on Amazon.com. Abstract Clarity is available in both paperback and Kindle format.

Thank You,

B.W. Ginsburg

 

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About the Stories – Write in Time

It’s that time again (see what I did there?)! It’s time to talk about the third short story in my new collection, Abstract Clarity! The third story in the book is entitled, Write in Time.

I wrote Write in Time in my senior year of college. I’ve always loved writing and I wanted to tell a story about something magical. I’ve also, over the years, accumulated tons of pens and notebooks. My favorite brand of pen is the Cross. While in the first draft of Write in Time, I didn’t name a specific brand of pen, I decided to do so this time around.

I originally hadn’t planned on including this story in my collection. I was planning on simply writing new stories. However, after realizing that the book was a bit too short how it was, I decided to add another one of my works. I remembered how much I had loved the concept of Write in Time and decided to dust it off of the shelf.

I’m going to be honest here – the story needed some work. I started reading it and I just wasn’t in love with how it was written. I still loved the concept of the story and felt that I could make it into something amazing. So, I started from scratch and here we are!

I’m very happy with the outcome of the story. I took something that I already loved and cleaned it up a little to make it something even better! Yes, it took time and patience, but it was quite enjoyable. I already had the main characters mapped out in my head and knew the main plot points to the story, so all I really had to do was add a few things here and there and improve upon the writing!

I think what re-writing Write in Time taught me was that practice really does make us better at what we’re already good at. Write in Time was already a good story when I first wrote it, but after honing my craft as a writer, I had the opportunity to improve upon what I had already written. Suffice it to say, it was worth the effort! If you ever find yourself deeply in love with one of your stories, but feel that it could be better in terms of the way it’s written, don’t sell yourself short! You have the capability of making the story the best it can be!

I hope you enjoyed another small look into my short story collection. If you wish to purchase your own copy of Abstract Clarity, please feel free to visit Amazon.com. Thank you!