Short Story Collection To Be Released Soon!

Hi everyone! It’s official – in a few days I will be publishing my second book! The book will be a collection of adult horror and fantasy fiction and will include five short stories! I am very excited to share my writing with you! All will be revealed on this blog, Instagram, and on Goodreads.

Once the collection of short stories is published, I will let you know! I hope you’re all doing well and thank you so much for supporting my writing! Stay tuned for further updates!

Thanks,

B.W. Ginsburg

 

 

My First Published Book, Rest in Piece!

As many of you already know, I am officially a published author! My first book, Rest in Piece, is available on Amazon.com in two formats: e-book and paperback. I thought I would give you all some information on each format and why you may be interested in reading my novel!

WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT:

“Louise, though young, has never been one to believe in the supernatural, fantastical, or surreal. However, when she sees something unusual in a puzzle left by the previous residents of her new home, she begins to wonder if there really is something to the stories that only some have read about in books.

Louise soon realizes that she needs to save Catherine Adams, a girl who disappeared twenty years ago. With the help of angels and loved ones, Louise will be able to do something that she would have never imagined possible.” B.W. Ginsburg, author of Rest in Piece

What It Feels Like To Accomplish Your Dream

The day I published my first book ever, I felt amazing. The day someone purchased my book, I felt even more amazing. The fact that people who love to read are choosing to purchase something that I wrote is literally a dream come true.

However, it never felt as real as it did yesterday. Yesterday I received the paperback version of my book in the mail. I got to hold my own published work in my own two hands, feel the texture of the cover, and display it in a way that makes me truly proud of what I’ve accomplished. I’m officially a published author and it feels utterly incredible.

Seeing my work as a real paperback novel made me so happy; so thrilled. I seriously shrieked out of pure joy. I honestly wasn’t sure I’d ever become a real author, but I did and I’m so happy that I had enough faith in myself to continue the project that lead to my first real book ever.

If you have a dream that you’re afraid that you’ll never accomplished, rest assured that if you work hard and never give up, chances are that you will succeed. It may take some time, but it’s worth it when the effects of your hard work are so wonderful.

I’m so proud of myself and I think that if anyone out there has succeeded at accomplishing their dream, then they should be proud too. You deserve to be happy and excited that you made your dream a reality.

I’d like to take the time to thank some people for making my dream come true. First, I want to thank my dad, for he is the one who constantly pushes me to write and have faith in myself. I’d also like to thank my mom for designing the awesome cover. I have, and want, to thank God because I truly believe that He had a hand in making my dream of becoming an author come true. Additionally, I’d like to thank all my family members and friends, along with all those who have supported my writing! Last, but not least, I’d like to thank myself. Without doing the actual writing and thinking of ideas, let’s face it, I wouldn’t have written and published my first book!

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Cover Design: © D. Ginsburg

 

Helpful Sites and Updates

Hey guys! First I’d like to let you know that I’ve recently updated my Goodreads page. There’s the option to have a type of blog on the site and so I’ve chosen to take advantage of the option. I will use this feature to post updates about my books; including upcoming projects, etc. However, I will still be using this blog as well as Getting Through Anxiety to do the same.

In addition, I discovered a very helpful site for authors this morning and would like to share it with you. The following is the link to the site. I hope it helps all the authors out there who are trying to create and sell their written work!

http://amazonauthorinsights.com/

Thanks,

B.W. Ginsburg

Praise For Rest in Piece!

Praise for the E-book:

“4.0 out of 5 stars: A good, first, mid-grade novel from an indie author” -Adrienne (Amazon.com)
“4.0 out of 5 stars: This is a great book from a first time author” – Ariel (Amazon.com)
 3.5  out of 5 stars:  Rest in Piece is an enjoyable novel aimed at tween fans of paranormal/mystery fans…” – Kim (Goodreads.com)

Praise for the Paperback

“4.0 out of 5 stars: A Great Read” – Amazon Customer
 **Special thanks to all the readers, purchasers, and supporters of Rest in Piece!**

Buy your copy today at Amazon.com!

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Cover Design: D. Ginsburg

 

Thoughts On Writing: Word Limits

I’m not a fan of word limits – at least not when I’m writing my own stories. I understand that if an employer or teacher asks you to, you need to follow their limits, but otherwise I think you should write until the story tells you it’s finished.

As many of you know, I’m putting together a collection of short stories. I mentioned in a recent post, that according to the internet, some of my shorter stories are actually considered ‘novellas’. I understand the need to set labels on these things – how else would professional magazines and literary agents work with writers? – but at the same time, I think that too many labels make things more complicated than they need to be.

I’m not going to limit my short stories to what the internet defines as ‘short’. I’m going to write the story how I want and if I feel that it’s short enough to fit into my collection, I will place it with the other stories. In fact, I’m planning on titling the short story book and then putting ‘a collection of short(er) stories’. I don’t necessarily think a person needs to do that, but at least my readers will know what to expect.

When in school, I was never a fan of word limits. I understand that these assignments were to challenge the writer and to teach that in some writing positions, you will need to learn to limit yourself. I completely understand this and as I said, when being employed, you must respect this. If your employer pays you to write within certain limits, you should do it and do it well. If a teacher asks you to write within their limits for a paper or project, then you do so. These are different circumstances.

For yourself, however, and for your readers, write until you feel satisfied with the story. Don’t rush it or cram your thoughts into what is the defined ‘short story’ just because you might be putting together what you call a ‘collection of short stories’. Write until it feels right!

You are the one that needs to be proud of your work. Wouldn’t you rather not label something exactly as the internet says is the ‘right way’ rather than sacrifice your talent as a writer just to fit into a boxed definition?

If you want to call a ‘novella’ a short story, then go for it (unless of course you are writing for a company that demands you label the story under their definitions). If you want to call a ‘novella’ a story, then go for that to. Do what feels right to you!

 

5 Reasons To Pick Up Your Copy Of Rest in Piece Today!

Why buy my novel, Rest in Piece? Here are five top reasons!

1.) Rest in Piece will help you open your mind to the world of imagination!

2.) Reading the novel will make you feel like a kid again! Remember when you believed in magic?

3.) Rest in Piece is a quick read, memorable read!

4.) The novel has it all! Mystery, supernatural elements, horror, love between family, etc.

5.) The book is great for almost all ages! It will remind everyone why they enjoy reading so much!

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Designed by B.G.

To purchase Rest in Piece, click here!