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!

About the Stories – October’s Rein

October’s Rein is the second story in my short story collection, Abstract Clarity. It’s a horror story about how a woman’s love for Halloween goes horribly wrong!

With October’s Rein, I really wanted to write a good, creepy horror story that was short but gruesome. For a while now, I’ve been watching shows like Supernatural that include scary elements and I wanted to create my own horror show through writing. I never really used to be into horror movies, but then I started watching them with my dad. The first real ‘horror’ movie I saw was Secret Window, based off of Stephen King’s Secret Window, Secret Garden. From then on, I started watching slightly scarier movies and shows (Storm of the Century, The Night Flier, The Skeptic, etc.).

When it comes to a horror writer I really like, I really enjoy some of John Saul’s works. I like Stephen King as well, but haven’t really delved into a lot of his books yet. I have, however, seen quite a few of the movies based off of his works.

Getting back to October’s Rein, I really wanted to write a short, scary story. I wanted to make it imaginative and horrific. I used something that I was slightly scared of as a child and got creative with it, turning imagination into reality for my main character!

As for the title, October’s Rein, I have to thank my dad. I couldn’t seem to think of a title that wasn’t already taken and then he suggested this one. To say the least, I was very pleased with it!

I hope that you’ve all enjoyed this short look into my short story, October’s Rein, from my new collection, Abstract Clarity. To check out more about the book or purchase your own copy, please feel free to visit Amazon.com.

Thank You For Your Support!

-B.W. Ginsburg

Short Story Collection Now Available!

Hey everyone! My short story collection, Abstract Clarity, is now available for purchase in Kindle and paperback format on Amazon.com! To check it out, please feel free to do so by clicking on the link below! Thank you for all your support!

https://www.amazon.com/B.W.-Ginsburg/e/B01MU5Y0YL/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1

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.” – Description written by B.W. Ginsburg, found on Amazon.com

Collection Includes These 5 Stories:

Historical Hell

October’s Rein

Write in Time

Dream Land

Clarity

Cover Photo: B.W. Ginsburg

 

 

First Round Of Editing Complete!

Hey friends! Great news! I just finished the first round of editing my short stories for my new collection that I hope to publish sometime soon. Now all that needs to be done is the following:

1.) One more round of editing – A family member of mine who gives me constructive criticism is currently in the process of going over the stories for a final time!

2.) Cover Design– My mom will again be helping me with the cover. I’m very excited to see how it comes out!

3.) Formatting – Before publishing, I will make sure that all the formatting is correct. Line and paragraph spacing, inserting the author’s note and dedication page, creating the table of contents, etc.

4.) Publishing – I plan on publishing my short story collection on Kindle Direct Publishing!

 

Opinion Time!

Hi everyone! So as I’ve mentioned I’m currently working on my second book – a collection of short stories! I’m very excited for this project! I believe I have already completed the first draft of three out of the four stories! Two of the stories will be 4 – 20 pages and the other two will be a little over 40 or so. So as I continue to work hard on the collection, here is my question for you:

Thank You,

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