Getting Motivated To Write

Hey everybody!

Yesterday I was discussing with my close relative and co-author of Inspiration Unbound, Gary Ginsburg, how I was struggling to get the motivation to work on my newest novel. I’m excited to dive in and continue to work on it and I love the idea of it, but I just can’t seem to get myself to actually write more of it. It really has nothing to do with not wanting to write that particular story, but rather my energy level to write in general.

After I spoke of my concerns, Gary suggested that I continue doing what I’ve been – writing poetry! He felt that if I continued writing ‘smaller’ things it would give me the energy and motivation to work on my novel some more. He was right! I feel ready to dive back in!

I think that the reason why Gary’s idea is so successful is because writing smaller and quicker pieces of work like poetry helps accomplish a lot of things. For one, it’s less stressful than say having to come up with ideas for a novel and making sure everything is just right. Also, writing a poem is quicker and is a great way to sink your teeth into writing without feeling like it’s weighing you down with all the effort it takes to sit down for a long period of time and work.

In addition to writing more poetry, I’ve been writing some more articles. While poetry and articles are just as meaningful as writing a novel or short story (I truly do believe this), it’s a different process and as mentioned above, less stressful. Also, writing something other than what you’ve been working on for a while, or what you’ve been thinking about, helps distract your mind and refresh your writing skills – it gives you a much needed break without taking you completely away from what you should be and love doing!

So, here’s my advice: If you’re struggling to find the motivation to work on your newest project, take a break! Try writing something else that you enjoy; something a little simpler and fun! You might just find that it’ll bring your motivation right back to life and the words of your novel right back to the page!

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Black Friday Sale Extended!

Hey everybody! I hope you’re all doing well. I’ve decided to extend my black Friday sale until tomorrow night (Sunday 11/25) . All Kindle E-book versions of my books can be downloaded for only $3.00! To download your copy, please click here

If you’re having trouble deciding what book’s best for you, here’s a run down of what each book is about – including genre, age range, etc.

Rest in Piece

Summary: “Though decades apart, two young girls are connected in a way that is both fantastical and surreal. When twelve year old Louise Erikson finds out that she holds the key to saving a nine year old who disappeared twenty years earlier, she decides to accept the challenge. Will Louise be able to rescue the girl and the others locked away with her before it’s too late?”

Genre: Fantasy, Horror

Age Range: Young Adult and Up

Type of Book: Novel

Abstract Clarity

Summary: “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: Fantasy, Horror

Age Range: 18 and Up

Type of BookShort Story Collection

Inspiration Unbound

Summary: “The world is a beautiful place. From nature to the kindness of those around us, examples of inspiration are always within our reach. Unfortunately, due to negative forces, sometimes we forget just how blessed we truly are. Within this book, you will find both articles and poetry that will lift your spirits; that will assure you that you are not alone in your struggles. So sit back, relax, and allow the words on these pages to fill your heart and mind with peace and confidence.”

Genre: Articles, Poetry, Inspiration, Kindness

Age Range: All Ages

Type of Book: Inspirational article and poetry collection

Hell’s Radio

Summary:

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.

Genre: Fantasy, Horror

Age Range: 18 and Up

Type of Book: Short Story Collection

 

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

Thank You!

Hey everybody! A few days ago was Indie Pride Day and I would just like to thank everyone who supports my writing! Here are some pics of readers holding up my books! Feel free to send your own selfies to my Instagram page at b.w.ginsburg48. Thank you!

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For Readers…

For the fantasy and horror novel lovers…

Rest in Piece is a story about two girls who are separated by decades and yet, are connected in more ways than one. Years after Catherine Adams goes missing, Louise Erikson is haunted by a picture that she can’t get out of her head – a picture that promises both good and evil. Louise must gather all the strength she can to face both her fears and the supernatural demons that lurk just beyond one of her most valued treasures. Rest in Piece is available in both Kindle and paperback on Amazon.com.

For adults who love fantasy and horror short stories…

Abstract Clarity is a collection of short fantasy and horror stories covering topics from hell to beauty. The five stories in the collection will shock, scare, and possibly bring tears to your eyes as you enter worlds that are both fantastical and horrific. The collection contains stories: Historical Hell, October’s Rein, Write in Time, Dream Land, and Clarity. Abstract Clarity is available in both Kindle and paperback on Amazon.com.

For inspirational article and poetry lovers…

Inspiration Unbound is a collection of inspirational articles and poetry, perfect for readers of any age. Inspiration Unbound is inspired by many experiences, including those of joy, happiness, anxiety, confusion, and sadness. The book is a great read for anyone and everyone who wants to add a little bit of happiness and light to their lives. Inspiration Unbound is co-written by myself and Gary Ginsburg and is available in both Kindle and paperback on Amazon.com.