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!


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.


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!



For The Love Of Writing

As the popular quote stated by Gloria Steinem goes, “Writing is the only thing that, when I do it, I don’t feel like I should be doing something else.” I have to say, that I think I know what Steinem means. I’ve come to realize that, when I’m writing, I feel simply amazing – I feel like I’m really accomplishing something worthwhile.

Maybe this sounds silly, but writing gives me great joy. Writing makes me feel part of something truly wonderful, and ironically, it’s almost too special of a feeling to explain in words. I get such satisfaction from putting words to paper, or often in my case, to screen.

Last night, instead of watching TV like usual, I first read some of the book I’ve been reading (The Wanted by Robert Crais) and then I began writing. It just felt so good to be doing something that made me feel like I was making progress; like I wasn’t wasting my time just lying around.

Whatever it is that you love to do (as long as it isn’t dangerous), and whatever it is that makes you feel truly satisfied with yourself, I recommend that you do just that. I think that we all have something that we are meant to do and that brings us a true sense of pride. For me, that ‘thing’ is writing.

We all have a sense of worth, no matter what. However, I really believe deep down in my heart and mind, that there are hobbies and thing we do in life that brings out that worth – that helps us realize how wonderful we truly are. Discover what that gift is that you possess, and I guarantee that you will find yourself discovering happiness.

*I’d like to give a special shoutout to Matt from The Seeds 4 Life, for giving me something to shoot for in life and for making me part of his team at The Seeds 4 Life!


Staying Focused On The Writing

In my most recent post, I mentioned all the projects that I’m currently working on. I’m not going to lie, it’s been a while since I’ve worked on so much at once. While I’m really enjoying these new experiences, it can get a little hectic doing so many different things at once.

While there are other things (such as taking care of myself and being there for my family) that are much more important to me, writing is an essential part of my life – I love it. I still hope that I’ll one day become a professional author and, in the meantime, I plan on continuing writing, and publishing, as many fantastic stories and books as possible! Therefore, while I’m enjoying working on multiple projects, I have to remember that above all else(except for again, taking care of myself and being there for my family), I have to focus on my writing.

As much as I love writing, this isn’t always easy. Especially now with everything going on, I’m spending time advertising my merchandise, books, and of course, I’m spending some time blogging.

However, I have to remember how important writing is to me. Although it would be nice to sell some bookish merchandise, writing my books and publishing them for the world to see is even more important. Therefore, that is where I need to make sure my main focus lies.

So yes, I will continue creating bookish merchandise, advertising it, and hoping that I earn some sales. I will continue blogging, posting on Instagram, and of course, reading. I will also, above all, practice getting through my anxiety. Also, though, I will continue to work on my stories and books, because writing is a huge part of my life and who I am!

Please remember that doing many things at once can be a great experience, but that in order to make sure that you continue making progress with what you love, that you need to find a healthy way to stay on track!


Project Update!

Hey everybody! As you may have noticed, I have a lot of projects going on as of late. Therefore, I’m going to give you a detailed summary of everything going on!


  • Currently writing my new fantasy/romance/sci-fi novel! The book will be a swirl of love at first sight, good vs. evil, mental health issues, and so much more! The story is still early in its journey to be completed, but things are going pretty well!

Instagram Offer

  • I now have an offer going on over at Instagram. If you purchase(d) one or both of my books (available on Amazon.com) from January 4th,  2018 to February 4th, 2018, and show me proof by showing me your receipt through email or DM on Instagram (receipt need just show your name and date you purchased my book – no other personal info necessary), you will get the chance to name the master in the new novel I’m writing! If more than one individual participates, I will place the entrants in order of participation and will then pick a winner by using the randomizer on random.org. For more information, please feel free to visit me on Instagram at B.W.Ginsburg48 or post your question in the comment section below! Thank you!

Bookish and Mental Health Merchandise

As I have mentioned, I now sell bookish merchandise over at teespring.com. I am also collaborating with a friend and co-creating some merchandise to raise mental health awareness. Here are the following links shall you want to check it out!

Thanks for staying updated on my projects. Stay tuned for more updates and thanks for all your support!


B.W.’s Literary Closet on Teespring!

Hey everyone! I know I mentioned my new storefront on teespring.com! I just wanted to show you the items that are up for sale so far. To purchase one or more of these items, feel free to visit the link below! Thanks!


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Hank Melinda Louise Catherine Rest In Piece Light Steel T-Shirt FrontIndie Authors  Are  Real Authors!  Navy T-Shirt FrontRelationship Status: Too Busy Reading! Orange T-Shirt FrontRest In Piece White Mug Front


Don’t Sell Indie Authors Short

Before I begin this post, let me be clear – I am not writing this so that you will purchase my books. I am writing this post because I think its message is important.

I think as writers, we all worry that we’re not talented enough; that our writing and our stories aren’t good enough to share with the world. I also think that for those of us who are independently published authors, we sometimes feel inadequate or question our legitimacy as writers because we have not been published in the more traditional sense.

I can honestly say that I can relate to this issue. While I believe in my writing and in my stories, I sometimes feel like I’m not a ‘real’ author. No traditional publishing agency has ever offered me a contract or anything of the sort. I’ve taken it upon myself to get my fictional pieces out there and, because of this, I sometimes question whether or not I can call myself a true author.

Additionally, I think a lot of people sell indie authors short. Let’s face it, at the end of the day, whose writing are you going to put more faith in? A household name like Stephen King or a name you’ve hardly ever heard of or never heard of before? I’m not saying that there aren’t amazing people out there who take chances on new authors, but I don’t think it’s a very popular thing to do.

I’m going to admit something, I’m the same way. It’s hard for me to spend money on a book written by an author I’ve never heard of and who has published their books themselves. There are a lot of books out there that I don’t like that are written by well-known authors, so buying something written by someone I’ve never heard of is especially difficult.

However, I have learned something. Every writer deserves a fair chance to be heardWhile it’s a cliché, every author was once a writer that wasn’t super well-known. Even Stephen King had his days when people sat and thought, “Who the hell is that?”. While perhaps not self-published, the King of Horror would have never become the famous author he is today if no one ever took a chance on him and read his work!

I recently read a book by a self-published author and I couldn’t get enough of it! His writing style was incredible and his story was a fantastic one to read! I admit that there have been some self-published authors that when I have read their work, I haven’t really enjoyed it, but there have also been independently published authors that I have found quite talented.

If you’re reading this post and thinking, yeah, but it’s still a crap shoot when picking what indie authors are actually talented, you are absolutely right. But you know what, it’s the same thing with authors who are famous or highly well-known. I cannot tell you how many times I’ve read books by well-known writers and simply not understood the appeal. We all have different tastes and dismissing self-published authors solely based on the fact that they are not traditionally published would be a crime against literature and honestly, a shame. Writers work extremely hard so that their finished product can be a successful one – selling them short would be a huge mistake.

So yes, I understand how tough it can be to take a chance on a writer who is relatively new to the game. But passing an author by just because they may not be experienced as other writers can be dangerous to literature. After all, we could be missing out on something truly spectacular.

Next time you see or hear about a book that interests you, but hesitate to purchase it because you’ve never heard of the writer or because they’re self-published, consider this: by not reading the author’s work, you may just be skipping out on wonderful opportunities – the chance to give hope and confidence to an up-and-coming writer and the chance to read something earth shatteringly fantastic!

So give all authors a chance! Don’t just read books that are written by authors that are famous or well-known. Don’t think that just because someone wasn’t traditionally published, that they can’t be talented. Good writing is not dependent on whether or not an author is a best-seller or someone just beginning to get their toes wet, it’s dependent on how hard a writer works and how much talent they bring to the table – or should I say to the page? So take a chance on a book that sounds interesting, you may just be pleasantly surprised!


*This post was inspired by the book, The Appointment, by Luke P. Narlee. Luke did not ask me to write this post, but rather it was my decision to spread awareness to the reading community that self-published authors can be just as talented (if not, more so) as authors who are lucky enough to find traditional publishing opportunities. I can honestly say that Luke’s book is one of the best novels I have read all year. If that doesn’t teach me the lesson that all writers – no matter how experienced – can have talent, then I don’t know what will!

**Special thanks goes to all those who support indie authors. Thank you also to those who have taken a chance on me as an author – I cannot tell you how thankful I am for your support.

If you’d like to check out Luke’s work, please feel free to do so below. Also, please remember all of the indie authors out there and don’t pass them by when considering your next read!



Thank You,

B.W. Ginsburg


Getting Through Anxiety Blog

Hey everyone! So I know I don’t mention it a lot on here, but I do have another blog which is entitled, Getting Through Anxiety. I mostly use the blog as a way to talk about my anxiety and to spread mental health awareness. In addition to adding a link to my book reviews in the above menu, I’ve also decided to add a link to my blog, Getting Through Anxiety. I know that many individuals struggle with the mental health issue and I want to do all that I can to assure you that you are not alone in this struggle. If you’d like to visit my blog dedicated to mental health awareness, I invite you to do so.

Thank You,

B.W. Ginsburg