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Liebster Award!

Hey everyone! My good friend Sarah from sarahwarsi.com has nominated me for the Liebster Award. While my anxiety blog at Getting Through Anxiety has been nominated several times for this award, this is the first time that my author page has been nominated! I am so excited to receive this award and honored that such a wonderful individual has selected me, along with other great blogs, to be a part of this great achievement!

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Instructions for accepting the award and passing it on:
Answer the questions that were provided, and then share some facts about yourself.
Create a new set of your own questions for others to answer.
Nominate at least 5 other bloggers and share your blog post with them so they can accept their awards

Sarah’s Questions For Me To Answer:

What is your favourite blog post that you’ve written and why?

Going through my posts, I think I’d have to say that one of my favorites is the post entitled: Accepting Compliments, Being Proud of Your Accomplishments. I think that, many times as writers, we doubt our abilities and talents – causing us to find it hard to believe that someone can actually enjoy our work. Additionally, I think that we sometimes fear that it’s not okay to be proud of the writing that we produce – we worry that it will make us conceited. The truth is that it’s okay, and even good to give ourselves the credit that we deserve!
What is one thing that people may not know about you that might surprise them?

While I’ve always liked reading and writing, I actually used to think it would be really cool to be a fashion designer! I really like clothes and would sometimes even draw out on paper what I thought would make cool designs!
What advice would you give to anyone thinking of starting their own blog?

I would first and foremost tell them that, if it’s not something that they’d think they’d enjoy, to not bother. I think that blogging should be fun, or at least, something that the blogger finds beneficial. Also, while I think the writer should blog for themselves, writing for an audience and really having a passion for what you’re writing can make your posts more meaningful to both yourself, and others as well. Lastly, I think someone should understand that blogging doesn’t always lead to making a profit and that blogging should be mostly about the love of writing, helping yourself, and others. There’s nothing wrong with possibly blogging for money, but not including true passion and love within your posts, in my opinion anyways, would be a huge mistake.

Questions for My Nominees To Answer:

1.) What’s your favorite thing about blogging?

2.) What have you learned about yourself through blogging/writing?

3.) Do you ever think of turning your blogging into something else? A book? A newsletter, etc.? Explain.

MY NOMINEES!

1.) Travis– An inspirational blog written by an inspirational man.

2.) K.M. Allan – A kind and talented writer who is constantly trying to support others.

3.) Mary – A great friend, blogger, and all around great person!

*I know that I’m supposed to nominate at least five bloggers, but I’ve nominated many people for this award. To see the full list of my nominees, please feel free to click here! Thank you and congratulations!

 

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THANK YOU!

Hey everybody! I’d like to take some time to thank all of you who continue to support my writing! Being an author is so much fun and you have all made my dreams come true by cheering me on and allowing my words to be a part of your everyday lives. Whether you simply stop by and like my posts or have purchased one or both of my books, you have contributed to making me very happy and I appreciate that very much.

I must admit that I wasn’t always sure that I’d be a published author. There have definitely been times when I’ve doubted myself and even now that I’m officially published, I still wonder if I’m good enough. You guys have been so kind and instrumental in my writing journey and I just want to thank you for being here for me.

I wish you all the best in accomplishing your own dreams and please remember to never give up! I hope you all have a wonderful holiday!

Thanks,

B.W. Ginsburg

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Site Update!

Hey guys! I decided to update my author site a bit. I was getting a little tired of how the other one looked. I hope that this one is just as easy, if not easier, to navigate and that you all enjoy exploring everything the site has to offer! If you have any questions about the site itself, my books, or anything else, please don’t hesitate to ask. As always, thank you for all your support!

-B.W. Ginsburg

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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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Kindle E-book Giveaway

 

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Hey everyone, as you may have noticed on the left side of this page, I will be hosting a giveaway for my new short story collection, Abstract Clarity. The rules can be found on my Instagram page, or below!

How to Enter:
1.) Mention my book (Abstract Clarity by B.W. Ginsburg) in your feed. Make sure to tag me in your post. This is how you get entered!

Additional Details:
-Make sure you have a way to read Kindle E-books as this is the format you will receive, should you win the giveaway.
-Be willing to give me your email if you win as this is how your book will be sent to you. I will send you a DM if you are the winner. The winner will be randomly selected.
-Please consider leaving an honest review after reading the book if you win the giveaway. I will appreciate it very much!
-At least 5 people must enter. If I don’t receive at least 5 entries, I will cancel the giveaway. I will let you know if this happens. I’m sorry for the inconvenience.
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If you have any questions, please feel free to comment below or send me a DM on Instagram!

 

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Accepting Compliments, Being Proud of Your Accomplishments

I was taught – and believe – that you shouldn’t be conceited or big headed. It’s rude, annoying, and makes others feel lesser.

While I don’t think that a person should be conceited, I don’t think that there’s anything wrong with accepting the kind words of others or being proud of yourself for your accomplishments.

As many of you know, I’ve loved to write for as long as I can remember. I’ve also, since about high school, known that I wanted to be a professional author. I admit that, although I believe in my writing and think I have a talent for it, I did start to doubt my ability to become an author.

However, with some help from self-publishing, I published not one, but two books! Since publishing my work, I have received quite a few very nice compliments. One of my friends said that the book (Rest in Piece) was even better than she expected and another friend said that she hoped to one day be half the writer that I am! Those are two amazing compliments! I’ve also had a few good reviews for my books as well!

This is a very exciting thing for me and calls for celebration as well as appreciation. Now, yes, I shouldn’t become too big headed or conceited. Am I the best writer in the world? No. Is there room for improvement? Of course! However, there’s nothing wrong with being proud of myself. Not every writer is lucky enough to get such fabulous compliments for their work.

I’m not writing this post to boast. Rather, I’m writing this to assure you that it’s okay to celebrate your success. It’s okay to paint the town red when you hear that others are responding well to your hard work. As long as you don’t throw it in others’ faces to be mean or disrespectful, it’s okay to illustrate how happy you are that you’re being recognized by others for what you’re good at!

Be proud of your success and accept the compliments that are thrown your way! Use them to fuel even more success and confidence!

*This post is dedicated to all the writers in the world. It is also dedicated to them people who were kind enough to compliment my writing along with purchase my books and write reviews. Thank you!

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About the Stories – Clarity

Hi everyone! I’d like to talk about the fourth and final story in my short story collection, Abstract Clarity.

The short story, Clarity, was in my opinion, one of the more difficult stories I’ve ever written. I really liked the idea as it was imaginative and fresh, but it wasn’t the easiest to write. For one thing, since it was so imaginative, it took a lot of thinking through. At the same time, however, it was the type of story that had a life of its own.

While a story that has a life of its own tends to be exciting, it’s also a bit hard to control. While as I writer, I tend to just come up with an idea and go from there, I still like to know where the story is going. I knew where I wanted Clarity to go and how to end it, but not every step of the way was, well, clear! Ironic, I know!

It was a bit difficult to figure out how to write Clarity in a way that was both fantastical and realistic. While the story is fiction, I still think that fiction needs to seem a bit realistic. In other words, I think it’s important that a reader can say to themselves Okay, this is different but really good and not this is so far fetched, it could never happen! I think fiction needs to have a balance of unrealistic, but at the same time – you have to be able to imagine it actually happening.

Like all my short stories included in this new collection, I’m quite proud of how Clarity came out. I really think I did a good job of creating something fresh and original, while still making it interesting and believable. I think that when reading Clarity, the reader can truly feel like they’re part of this magical world that I’ve created!


Let’s Review!

The Book: Abstract Clarity

What: Short story collection containing five short stories; Historical Hell, October’s Rein, Write in Time, Dream Land, Clarity

Published: June 2017

Synopsis: 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.

Genre(s): Fantasy and Horror, Adult Fiction

Available: Amazon.com ; Kindle and Paperback

Thank you for all your support!

-B.W. Ginsburg