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Thank You!

Hey everybody! A few days ago was Indie Pride Day and I would just like to thank everyone who supports my writing! Here are some pics of readers holding up my books! Feel free to send your own selfies to my Instagram page at b.w.ginsburg48. Thank you!

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Writing Doesn’t Have To Be Lonely

While I was perusing Instagram, I came across the quote by Stephen King – “Writing is a lonely job. Having someone who believes in you makes a lot of difference”.

I have to say that I’m not sure I agree with Mr. King. Don’t get me wrong, I totally agree that supporting one another’s writing is of the utmost importance. What I don’t think I agree with is that writing is a lonely job.

Yes, writing is something that – unless you’re co-writing – you do alone. However, I wouldn’t say that writing makes me feel lonely. In fact, when I’m writing, I feel a part of something – part of the writing community, part of the story I’m writing, and well – in touch with myself. I don’t feel like writing’s very lonely at all.

I will tell you something that helps though – the amazing amount of support that I’ve accumulated through my writing journey. I’ve met new friends, bonded with my family, and earned a better sense of myself all through sharing the written word. So this is why I wonder – why do some people feel that writing is such a lonely job?

If you feel lonely as a writer, I recommend you reaching out to fellow writers. Be safe while you do so, of course, but try to bond with those who share the common interest of the written word. Maybe even consider co-writing with someone you trust, or simply talk about your experiences with writing.

Do you find writing a lonely job or hobby? Why or why not?

 

 

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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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Helping Indie Authors

Hey everybody! I hope you’re all doing well.

Today I’d like to talk about the importance of supporting indie authors and how you can go about doing so. As you’d probably expect, this subject is very near and dear to my heart and I would greatly appreciate it if you would please take the time to read this post. Thank you.

Many things in life are difficult and being a self-published author is no exception. I think the hardest thing I’ve experienced so far about being self-published is getting the word out about my work. Let’s face it – there are only so many ways to spread the news about one’s writing when it hasn’t been recognized by a traditional publishing company.

Due to the fact that it is so hard to advertise one’s own work, I truly believe in the importance of others assisting in the spreading of the news. The more that people get the word out that indie authors exist and that they are writing books (books that are sometimes just as good as those published traditionally), the more of a chance authors will have of making sales.

I’m going to be honest – it would be nice if everyone was able to purchase every book imaginable, but I think we all know that that’s not likely. For one thing, not everyone is interested in reading every book out there (I know I’m not), and for another thing, we all have limited funds. I’m not going to say that I go around buying every book ever written by an indie author because I don’t. I simply don’t have the money to do so. However, I do believe in supporting indie authors in any way possible, whether big or small – this includes trying to download some books when they are free and write honest reviews.

To continue on the subject of purchasing books written by self-published authors, I understand one’s hesitation to do so. It can be difficult spending our money on anything, let alone spending our hard earned savings on books written by an author that’s new to the literary word and who isn’t a ‘household name’. However, this is something that we all must remember: we need to give indie authors a chance. Not everyone is lucky enough to be traditionally published. This does not mean that an author doesn’t have talent or that their work isn’t good! 

Here’s the truth. I have read some utterly amazing books written by indie authors. I have read some books that I truly enjoyed. If I had decided that I wouldn’t read these books because the authors were self-published, not only would I be a hypocrite, but I would have missed out on something wonderful!

So when you’re looking at books or when you hear about an author who is self-published, please don’t automatically dismiss their work. If you want to help support their writing, but can’t afford to make a purchase, that’s okay. Instead, please consider spreading the word about their work in other ways – write a blog post about it, show a picture on Instagram or Facebook, give an author interview – whatever!

If you are looking for a book to purchase or if you have the money to spend and a book published independently sounds good, then please consider making the purchase. Please don’t hesitate merely because the author chose to self-publish. Indie authors deserve to have their work read – after all, we all spend a lot of time and energy making our writing enjoyable. Please, don’t sell us short!

For a list of indie authors in which I’ve read their books and have truly enjoyed their work, please see below:

1.) Luke P. Narlee’s The Appointment

2.) N.M. McGregor’s West End Montana

3.) Ginger Elinburg’s Wicked Welcome

4.) Jade Moore’s Conversations Bordering on Torment

I am also in the process of reading two other books by indie authors:

1.) Ligeia Wang’s Beyond Event Horizon

2.) Richard Bell’s Life Seemed Good, But…

 

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Opinion Time!

Hey everyone! As my blogs are very important to me, I would greatly appreciate it if you would please take some time to complete the following poll. Thank you!

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Nick Bagrationi’s Wordsmiths’ Alliance!

Hey everybody! Through Instagram, I met Nick Bagrationi. I soon discovered that in addition to his love for writing and photography, Nick works hard to support other authors. Nick has created the website howtreasure.com to help promote the work of others through: author interviews, book reviews, business and marketing, and much more. Just recently, Nick created The Wordsmith’s Alliance. The Wordsmith Alliance is described on the website as the following:

The “Wordsmiths’ Alliance” is a project created to unite authors from all around the world, with the purpose of helping and promoting each other by sharing…”

I’m proud to say that I am now officially a member of the Wordsmiths’ Alliance. As a member, I will be sharing some of the reviews, etc. found on the website. If you are interested in joining the Wordsmiths’ Alliance, please feel free to let Nick know by contacting him at info.howtreasure@gmail.com. Thank you!

 

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Reviews!

Hey everybody! I just thought I would take some time today to share with you the reviews I’ve received for my books, Rest in Piece and Abstract Clarity. These books can be purchased on Amazon.com. The direct link is: https://www.amazon.com/B.W.-Ginsburg/e/B01MU5Y0YL/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1519066568&sr=8-1. Thank you!

REVIEWS FOR REST IN PIECE:

4.0/5 stars

“This is a great book from a first time author. See my review on Goodreads.com for more detailed info (spoiler-free!)” – Ariel, Amazon.com

4.0/5 stars

“My initial take on Rest in Piece was as a motif similar to the one in The Lake House (a film I haven’t seen, but I know enough to recall that spin) where two characters are living yet communicating decades apart. Ms. Ginsburg’s novel is a bit more sinister than that as Catherine Adams is trapped in a type of purgatory by a mysterious puzzle. This is more of a Jumanji vibe, if Jumanji dealt with demon possession.

What the book gets right is the urgency of Louise’s quest and fascinating eeriness of the puzzle. It’s also a swift, easy read, which is not only perfect for the mid-grade group it’s directed towards but anyone who wants to delve into a rousing paranormal tale. Mid-graders will appreciate and identify with many of the hurdles Louise faces in her effort so save the trapped Catherine, and the young girl’s fears for her parents’ reactions are logically sound. She even points this out to her father near the end, and George has to agree.

There is an over abundance of telling and exposition in this novel, which unfortunately takes a great deal of the surprise factor away. There are many shocking scenes at the end, which would have had a much greater impact with more concisely edited lines. The characters are also not overly distinctive, so I had to mentally juggle and remember who was who especially during the climax scene where numerous people were involved. George Erikson, Louise’s father, is one exception due to his often explosive temper (not violent though, thank goodness).

Despite any foibles, I’d still recommend this novel, as it was a quick, intriguing read, was quite a bit different from the norm, and I love the fantastic pun/double entendre of the title.” -Adrienne, Amazon.com

5/5 stars

“B.W. Ginsburg throws us into the world of twelve year old Louise and her struggle to rescue a nine year old girl named Catherine from a world unlike any other I have read about. As you follow Louise in her struggle between obeying her parents and saving Catherine from a terrible fate you get a real sense of the maturity she is starting to step into. On one hand she strives to make her parents happy, and the other she works secretly against their will to do what she knows to be right.
As Louise begins to piece the puzzle together she starts to formulate a theory about the disappearance of Catherine and what it will take to bring her back. Ginsburg takes us on this journey with Louise as we secretly root for her to pull off her daring plan without being foiled by her parents.
This book kept me entertained throughout and provided a nice twist that made reading it fun and entertaining. I found myself wanting to skip ahead just to find out what was really going on. I read this book in several sittings one night and it made for a fast read. If you want something entertaining and with a unique plot twist, this author is providing you with that through her novel Rest in Piece.
I gave this book five stars because I never found myself getting bored with it, the author wrote in a manner which was easy to read, and I enjoyed the journey. I read the book in one night. This book delivers.” -Illinois, Amazon.com

5/5 stars

“Love this book! The character development was great, the story itself was well thought out and unique. The book was a definite page turner!” – Whiterhythm74, Amazon.com

5/5 stars

“Loved this book!! Kept me on the edge of my seat, wanted to jump in the book and be part of the story!!!!!” – Katrina Williams, Amazon.com

4.0/5 stars

“A real page turner; easy to get involved in the characters and the final quest in the novel.
Very likeable characters with also a sinister dark side to others. A great book with a suspenseful
ending.
” – Amazon Customer, Amazon.com

REVIEWS FOR ABSTRACT CLARITY

5/5 stars

“Abstract Clarity is a collection of short stories that won’t disappoint! Mystery mixed with time travel mixed with scary all wrapped up in one ! B.W. Ginsburg just gets it right …. Her writing is unique – creative and something that you will simply want to keep reading – I Loved this book and highly recommend!!!” -Rhonda Johnson

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO SUPPORT MY WRITING!