Goodreads Abstract Clarity Character Quiz!

Hey everyone! I just finished creating a new quiz on Goodreads! Now you can test your knowledge of the characters found in my short story collection, Abstract Clarity! To take the quiz, click the link below! Good luck!

https://www.goodreads.com/quizzes/1127020-abstract-clarity-character-quiz

If you’ve yet to purchase a copy of Abstract Clarity and wish to do so, you can purchase a paperback copy or Kindle copy by going on https://www.amazon.com/B.W.-Ginsburg/e/B01MU5Y0YL/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1501952519&sr=8-1

To view all the Goodreads quizzes for my books, click here!

THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT!

 

 

 

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

 

Kindle E-Book Giveaway Update

Hi everyone! I noticed on my last post that I forgot to mention the deadline for the e-book giveaway that I will be hosting on Instagram. The deadline to enter for a chance to win a free kindle version of my short story collection, Abstract Clarity, is Friday July 28th. If you have an Instagram account, all you need to do to enter is mention one of my two books (Rest in Piece or Abstract Clarity) on your feed and tag my account @b.w.ginsburg48. If you win, I will send you a DM and ask for your email address. This is how I will send you the kindle edition of Abstract Clarity. I will not give out your email address or use it for any other reason than for the giveaway. I understand and respect one’s need for privacy.

About Abstract Clarity: A Collection of Short Stories:

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Cover Photo: B.W. Ginsburg

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.

Rest In Piece – Who Doesn’t Love Heroes?

 

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Picture Taken By: B.W. Ginsburg

From Superman to Sydney Bristow from Alias, heroes come in all shapes and sizes. Louise Erikson, the protagonist in my novel, Rest in Piece, is only twelve years old but is already given a chance to become a heroine. When she sees a mysterious image in a puzzle, her whole world is turned upside down. Will she be brave and take on the challenge placed before her, or will she find the task too demanding? Find out by purchasing your copy today! Kindle and paperback versions are available on Amazon.com!

[Picture and description also found on my Instagram page]

 

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

 

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

 

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