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7 Days Left To Name A Character!!!

Hey everybody! As you may or may not know, I am running a reader opportunity in which, if you purchase one or both of my books between January 4, 2018 and February 4, 2018 and show me proof of purchase via receipt, you will be entered for a chance to name the villain in my next novel! 

If you have Instagram, please visit my page at b.w.ginsburg48 and send me a DM with your receipt, showing me that you have purchased one of my books within the time frame shown above. As I understand privacy protection, all you need to show me on your receipt is the name of book(s) purchased, your name (can be just your first name if you wish) and the date the book(s) was purchased. 

Just so that you are aware, I have recently made my Instagram private for safety reasons. However, you should still be able to send me a direct message. If you experience any difficulty, please feel free to request that I follow your page.

If you do not have Instagram, but are still interested in this opportunity, please feel free to comment in the comment section below or send me a message through the Contact Page. Thank you!

-B.W. Ginsburg

Rest in Piece Abstract Clarity: A Collection of Short StoriesAbstract Clarity: A Collection of Short Stories

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Project Update!

Hey everybody! As you may have noticed, I have a lot of projects going on as of late. Therefore, I’m going to give you a detailed summary of everything going on!

Writing

  • Currently writing my new fantasy/romance/sci-fi novel! The book will be a swirl of love at first sight, good vs. evil, mental health issues, and so much more! The story is still early in its journey to be completed, but things are going pretty well!

Instagram Offer

  • I now have an offer going on over at Instagram. If you purchase(d) one or both of my books (available on Amazon.com) from January 4th,  2018 to February 4th, 2018, and show me proof by showing me your receipt through email or DM on Instagram (receipt need just show your name and date you purchased my book – no other personal info necessary), you will get the chance to name the master in the new novel I’m writing! If more than one individual participates, I will place the entrants in order of participation and will then pick a winner by using the randomizer on random.org. For more information, please feel free to visit me on Instagram at B.W.Ginsburg48 or post your question in the comment section below! Thank you!

Bookish and Mental Health Merchandise

As I have mentioned, I now sell bookish merchandise over at teespring.com. I am also collaborating with a friend and co-creating some merchandise to raise mental health awareness. Here are the following links shall you want to check it out!

Thanks for staying updated on my projects. Stay tuned for more updates and thanks for all your support!

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Special Edition Cover!

Hey everyone! A good friend of mine, Lillith @hippiehorror, on Instagram has created an alternative cover for my short story collection, Abstract Clarity! She did a wonderful job and I am very grateful. The Kindle ebook version of this special edition cover is now available on Amazon.com and will soon be available in paperback as well. From now until December 12th, the Kindle version will be priced at a sale price of $3.99. As for the paperback, the sale price will be $10.99. When the sale ends, the regular prices will be $5.50 for the Kindle edition and $13.99 for the paperback.

Please feel free to check out Lillith’s amazing cover on Amazon and her Instagram account @hippiehorror as well. Also, the cover that I designed for Abstract Clarity is still available and is also currently on sale until December 12th. The kindle version is on sale for $2.99 and the paperback is on sale for $9.99. When the sale ends, the book prices will go up to $4.50 and $12.99, respectively.

For more information or any questions you may have, feel free to ask in the comment sections on this blog or on Instagram @b.w.ginsburg48.

Thank You,

B.W. Ginsburg

 

Cover Design: Lillith Adams

 

 

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LAST CHANCE!

Hey everybody! Today is the last chance for you to enter the #bwginsburgcontest on Instagram. If you do so, you will have the chance to win an original free Microsoft Word copy of your choice of one of my books. Below are the instructions on how to participate:

1.) Purchase one of my books on Amazon.com (Rest in Piece or Abstract Clarity). To purchase, click here! If you purchase the book today, I recommend purchasing the ebook so that you can participate in the contest! The paperback will not be delivered in time to do so.

2.) Take a creative fall picture of the book you purchased.

3.) Use hashtag #bwginsburgcontest in your post for a chance to win your free Microsoft Word copy of my other book!

Good luck to all the participants and thank you for your support!

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Happy Thanksgiving!

To all who celebrate, Happy Thanksgiving! For those of you who don’t celebrate the holiday, I hope you have a wonderful day as well!

First, I’d like to thank all of you who support my writing – I am forever thankful and grateful. Your support means the world to me! Second, I would like to remind you that I am still hosting the Book Photo Contest on Instagram where you can have a chance to win an original Microsoft Office copy of one of my books! The contest will end November 27th of this year. Good luck to all the participants!

Last, but not least, there will be another exciting offer coming shortly, so I recommend looking out for that as well!

I hope everyone has a wonderful day!

Thanks,

B.W. Ginsburg

 

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What I Read And Why

Recently, on Instagram, I mentioned how I keep changing my mind about what book I’m currently reading. While I know that some readers tend to completely finish a book, whether they like it or not, I tend to go a different route. If I start reading something and know I’m not enjoying it, I stop right away.

Each and every reader has specific preferences when it comes to what we read. Whether a certain genre, way of writing, or even author, we all have different tastes. For example, I’m a big fan of thriller novels. This doesn’t mean that those are the only types of books I like to read, but the majority of them do fall under that category. Also, I like to read books that are clear and succinct, and while I don’t mind when authors use large words, I don’t like when the language is confusing or complicated. I think that a book should be enjoyed, and not so hard to understand that it takes away from the story.

Another example of what I’m talking about is the following. I began reading Stephen King’s, Lisey’s Story. I admit, I didn’t get very far at all. I didn’t like the writing – it was jumbled, confusing, and in a way I can’t totally explain – odd. I had been so excited to read the book; the plot seemed interesting and I do think that Stephen King is a fantastic writer. It might seem like I was hasty to give up on such a famous author’s book, but I simply didn’t want to spend the time reading a book I didn’t enjoy. So now, instead, I’m reading Clive Cussler’s, The Wrecker, which I am confident I will like.

I think it’s great that many readers stick with what they start – truly, I do. I’ve just always been someone who reads what I like and only that. I don’t really like forcing myself to read something unless I absolutely have to, especially when it comes to reading for fun. I think that the whole point of reading for the sake of enjoyment is to read something you genuinely care for, not just because you feel obligated to the story or author to finish their work.

I’m curious, what types of books do you prefer to read? Are you someone who when you start a book, likes to finish it no matter what, or will put it down if they’re not enjoying it?

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Pushing Yourself To Write

I have mixed feelings about forcing oneself to write. When I was younger, I used to focus a lot on counting words – I don’t do that anymore. Unless I’m writing for a contest where there’s a minimum/maximum amount of words one can write in order to be eligible to win, I really don’t concern myself with word count. Another area in which I don’t believe in pushing oneself to write is when you absolutely, positively do not feel like writing. I strongly believe that writing should be something that one enjoys – something that one wants to do.

Let me be clear. The above statement does not mean that I don’t think writers should never force themselves to sit down and work. Especially lately, I’ve been putting off working on my current work in progress. Why? Because the writing process seems more difficult than with my previous works. This story has many plots, parts, and the writing style is more complex. Do I want to write this story? Absolutely! Am I excited to see the finished product? One hundred percent, yes! The problem (or rather, the truth of the matter), however, is that in order to finish a project, you have to work on it!

Sometimes we don’t feel like writing. Sometimes we’re too scared that we’ll write something and mess up what we already have. As stated by Scott Berkun (a quote I recently saw on Instagram), “It’s not the fear of writing that blocks people, it’s the fear of not writing well; something quite different.”

It’s hard at times not to fear poor writing. After all, our goal as writers is not just to write, but to write well enough that others will want to read our work. Remember that there is no rush when writing whatever you’re writing. Remember that if you take your time, work consistently, and have faith in yourself, you can and will write something that you’re proud of!