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Where To Find My Writing

Hey everybody! I thought I would just take some time to share with you some samples of my work. I hope you enjoy checking them out! Thank you.

Once again, above is a list of samples of my writing. As always, I greatly appreciate all your support.

Thank You,

B.W. Ginsburg

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Keep Pushing!

Hey fellow readers and writers!

I know I’ve mentioned this before, but sometimes stories can be difficult to write. Also, while writers would love to feel motivated 24/7, it doesn’t always work out that way. Sometimes we grow momentarily frustrated with the idea of working on our story, or sometimes, we don’t totally know what to write next. Instead of getting right back to working, we tend to slack off.

There’s nothing wrong with taking a break from writing – nothing at all. The problem occurs when we wait too long to jump back in. Sometimes the longer we wait to write, the harder it is to feel truly motivated.

Here are some tips that I have in order to keep your love and motivation for writing alive:

1.) Play some scenes and ideas for your story, poem, etc. in your head – This allows for you to brainstorm and get excited for the next time you decide to write. The more you think of your work, the more thrilled you will most likely become at the prospect of writing.

2.) Just open up the document on your computer or open your notebook and start writing! – Even if you don’t totally feel up to it, once you begin writing, you usually feel like continuing. Or at least, I find that the method sometimes helps me.

I’m not going to lie, I can be a fairly impatient person at times. However, I’ve learned that to write a truly good story, patience is usually necessary. I also understand that it can be hard to gather the energy to begin writing. Especially if we don’t have set deadlines, it can be easy to slip into a state of procrastination.

Just remember how important writing is to you and promise yourself not to give up. Writing may be a difficult task at times, but if you love it, it’s well worth your time.

Good luck to all my fellow writers out there!

Writing Update: I am now on about page 50 of my own WIP! Stay tuned for more information!

 

 

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I Dream Of…Periods? A Story For Women By B.W. Ginsburg

As every woman knows, one of the worst experiences is finding herself entering into that ‘time of the month’ without the necessary supplies – especially if she’s wearing white shorts. I think that being part of the female sex makes us vulnerable to dreaming about these types of situations.

 
Slipping into a deep sleep last night, I began dreaming. I found myself on the streets surrounding my old college campus, scrambling to find a sanitary napkin – or as some of my female friends may refer to them as – a pad. As I embarrassingly asked just about any woman I could find for the item, I was continuously shot down. Finally, a girl with blonde hair in a ponytail offered me one. I thanked her and ran inside one of the college buildings to find a bathroom.

 
As in many of my previous dreams, there seemed to be a shortage of women’s bathrooms except for some new fangled version where women used the bathroom by swimming in some kind of tub – toilet combination. Even my dreaming self always found the idea disgusting!

 
There was some hope to still be had though – well, sort of. I finally found a bathroom that was unisex. Being desperate, I walked in. I hated the fact that there were men somewhere where I’d be taking care of personal business, but like I said, I was desperate. Apparently, my dream self is slightly braver than I am in some areas.

 
I finally picked a stall and started getting undressed, when two guys tried looking in. They were all excited and going on and on, so for obvious privacy reasons, I was forced to leave.

 
I eventually found someone who knew where there was a private place to change. By now, I needed to clean up a bit and reload on necessities. Somewhere along the line in the dream, I discovered that the napkin I was given was dirty and I must have gotten another one somehow and put it on (I know this is a hole in my story, but like I said, I was dreaming. We all know dreams don’t always make sense!).

 
Luckily the kind woman had some sanitary napkins and gave me some. She let me know that the bathroom she was familiar with was tons of floors up and we’d need to take the elevator. Also, she said that no one else but employees of the college were supposed to use it. Therefore, she’d have to sneak me in. Also, there was a camera that the manager – a male manager – looked at (again, I know this part doesn’t make sense. It’s a private bathroom, so wouldn’t letting the manager see me use the bathroom be a bad idea anyway?). However, the woman stated that the manager didn’t share the tapes with anyone. As you can imagine, this whole idea wasn’t working for me. I told the girl that no one was going to spy on me in the bathroom.

 
I’m not sure how, but we came up with a way for me not to end up on camera. Now the problem seemed to be – sorry to be disgusting, ladies – that I needed more sanitary napkins. For some gross reason, I was asking the nice lady with help piling napkin over napkin in the bathroom. Let’s just say that it proved to be a very, very messy process. Apparently my flow was extremely heavy.

 
Then I woke up – and that, ladies, was my dream. PERIOD!

 

 

© B.W. Ginsburg
*For all you women out there who dream about your period during that time of the month, or close to it, you’re perfectly normal! Trust me, I’ve been there! I just wanted to share this dream with all of you because I felt that, as women, we all go through these types of things. Also, I thought it was pretty amazing that I remembered my dream so well!

 

 

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One Step At A Time

Sometimes stories practically write themselves. You have an idea, you start writing, and before you know it, it’s already time for editing. Other times, the process moves a little slower. You still have your idea and you may know how you want the story to go, but getting to the end is a little trickier than you originally thought.

Moving slowly when you’re working on a story or other piece of writing is okay. Unless you have a deadline that you absolutely have to meet, it’s okay if you’re not writing at a super fast speed. After all, some authors take years to complete their projects.

As many of you may already know, I’m currently working on a romance-fantasy novel with a bit of sci-fi. I am so excited for this project and am doing pretty well with it. I admit that I’m not writing every day and that I’m currently only about forty-five pages into the story, but I do love my idea and where it’s heading. Yes, I don’t have the whole thing perfectly mapped out in my mind, but I do have faith that as I continue to write, the pieces will fall into place.

I’ve been working on my story one step at a time. I’m trying my hardest not to worry about every single event that’s going to take place. Yes, I might not have all the blanks filled in yet, but I do believe that as I write, more and more ideas will come flooding in.

If you’re like me and you love your story idea and where it’s going so far, but you find that you’re writing at a slower pace than you’d like, try not to worryJust because your story isn’t being written in record time does not mean that it doesn’t have potential to be wonderful. There is absolutely nothing wrong with taking your time when writing your book. Take it slow, enjoy the ride, and write the best piece of writing you can!

Writing Update: As mentioned above, I have written about 45 pages of my new romance-fantasy-sci-fi novel! My main villain now has a name thanks to a good friend that I ‘met’ through Instagram. The story will feature love, conflict, sci-fi, and much more! For further updates, please stay tuned to this blog and my Instagram page over at b.w.ginsburg48! Thank you!

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Write It Down!

What I’m about to share with you might seem obvious. However, I think as human beings we tend to always be in a rush or think that we can remember everything when, in reality, we sometimes forget even the most important of things.

As writers, it is very important that when we come up with an idea for a story, poem, or other form of literature, that we write it down! Even if we are currently working on another project, it is essential that we get those creative juices down on paper before they get lost in the shuffle.

Just the other night, I thought of a story idea. Let me tell you that even after looking over the idea in the light of the morning, I still like it very much and intend on using it for my next novel (or short story – we’ll have to see)! The moment I thought of the idea, I took the opportunity to grab my phone and write it down. Later on, the next morning, I decided to start a notebook and fill it with any other ideas that I may come up with along the way.

I think for some of us, even thinking of writing another story while still working on another one may seem like too much to bear. We may feel extra pressured to finish our work in progress as soon as possible. Please try not to feel this way – there is no reason to. Look at coming up with a fresh, new idea as a good thing! Take your time with your current work in progress and when you’re all done, you can begin working on something new!

One thing I’d like to urge all writers to do is to try to write down your new ideas as soon as possible! Even if you think you’ll remember the idea later on, you may miss something vital due to not jotting it down sooner! Take pride in your ideas and don’t let them slip through your fingers!

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My Writing Life

If you were to ask me when I knew I wanted to be an author, I’d probably have to say in high school. However, if you asked me when I began to love writing, I’d have to go back way further than that.

I always remember being in first grade and, with my finger, tracing in the carpet a letter. Maybe it was the letter ‘B’, I’m not totally sure. I even think my teacher at the time commented about it and how it showed I was interested in letters or writing or, something like that. It was a long time ago so the memory is a little fuzzy. I do remember tracing in the carpeting though and I remember loving to write.

As time went on, my best friend and I would write stories together in elementary school. We’d pick up a notebook and just start writing. I also remember distinctively writing poetry – maybe not very good poetry (it centered around a crush I had and I remember just repeating the same lines over and over again), but poetry nonetheless.

Above all else, I’ve always liked to write stories. I’ve tried my hand at writing poetry and even song lyrics (some have come out okay), but neither of these have felt as good and as right as when I write stories.

When I was younger, I read a lot. I still read today, but not as much. Sadly, I think I’ve become what is  known as a ‘mood reader’, a term I’ve recently learned means that, well, I have to be in the mood to read. Unfortunately, I’m often not in the mood. This is going to make me sound old, but I think due to the internet and TV, I sometimes tend to choose that over reading. It’s instant gratification and takes less thinking. Plus, it’s a lot more visual. I’m not saying that I like it more, it’s just how things have turned out. Trust me, I still love to read and find it way more essential than watching TV or surfing the web.

My point is that I’ve always loved to read and have found it extremely important. I think the love for reading is what made me love writing. Being a writer helps you become part of the literary world. I’ve admired so many authors over the years and have enjoyed reading their work. Now, as a writer, I can express myself and my ideas through words and literature. Hopefully, just as I’ve enjoyed many books over the years, readers will enjoy my writing.

The thought that someone could read a book that I wrote and fall in love with it makes me so happy. It’s not about the money or the fame (though those are nice things), but rather it’s about being able to give something to others that they will enjoy. Also, I love the idea of being part of something so wonderful.

So that’s my writing journey in a nutshell, or a post for that matter! What’s your writing journey? When did your love for writing begin?

 

 

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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