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:
A collections of stories put together as one, Hearts in Atlantis, is about war, love, and the unexplainable. From Ted and Bobby and their adventures to the Vietnam war and its surrounding events, Hearts in Atlantis is a fantastic story!
To say that Stephen King’s, Hearts in Atlantis , is a good, well-written story would be an understatement. King manages to talk about the 60s – the war and all that surrounded it – and the mysteries of life in a way that is truly thought-provoking. Stephen King also is able to use about five different points of view throughout the novel without complicating the story. In fact, I found myself enjoying the different POVs and the way that it, actually, helped the flow of the story.
Another great thing about Hearts in Atlantis are the character descriptions and how truly invested you become in each and every one of the characters’ lives. I must say that this is, without a doubt, the best example of successful character description I’ve ever seen! Just when you think a character may be forgotten, you’re proved wrong in the best way possible!
If I had to nit-pick, I would say I have two main issues with this novel. For one thing, it’s very long and if you don’t read the book in one or two days, you can very easily forget some of the minor characters. In fact, I found myself having to go back a bit when some of these character’s last names were mentioned. I had to refresh my memory as to who they were. Also, I think that if you haven’t read the Dark Tower series before Hearts in Atlantis (which I did not), the end of the novel still leaves some questions unanswered about one of the characters. Of course this may have been done on purpose so King could draw you to read the Dark Tower series, which does make sense. If this is the case, he did a successful job. I’m not sure if I’ll ever read the series, but I admit that I am quite curious. [Goodreads]
Hey everyone! As I announced a month ago, I’m throwing a photo contest for my book, Rest in Piece. The contest involves taking a picture of my book (either the e-book or paperback version) creatively displayed for a chance to win an award that I will create for the winner. The winner will be whoever does the best job of displaying the book in an inspiring and creative manner. For more information on the contest, feel free to click here. The deadline for the contest is April 28th, 2017.
Here are the ways you can send me your pictures:
Through Instagram – simply post your picture on your page and let me know that you’re participating by commenting on my page, b.w.ginsburg48
To my email if I’ve given it to you – A few people have my permission to email me. If you do, you can send me an email of your entry.
Through the contact section of Getting Through Anxiety or Rest in Piece Blog – I’m not sure if you can send pictures through the contact pages on my blogs, but you can try. If I receive the pictures, I’ll let you know.
By posting the picture on your blog – You can simply post your entry on your own blog and let me know either on my Instagram page or on one of my blogs that you’re participating in the contest.
Good luck to all the participants and thank you for supporting my writing!
Hey everyone! Just so you know, there has been an update to the Rest in Piece Book Photo Contest for anyone who’d like to participate. In addition to being able to send your pictures to my email (if you already have it), through the contact sections of my blogs if possible, or by posting them on your own blogs and letting me know that you’re participating, you can also now participate by posting your picture on your Instagram page! You can then let me know either by commenting on my Instagram page or on my blogs to let me know that you’re participating and have posted your picture for the contest. I hope that giving you this option will make it easier to participate if you so choose. I look forward to seeing your pictures and if you have any questions, feel free to contact me via commenting on my blogs, the contact forms on my blogs, or on Instagram. If I’ve given you my email, you can also email me any questions. Thank You!
Hey everyone! So I know I’ve been talking about my newest writing project: a collection of short stories, and I thought I would give you a little more information!
First and foremost, after doing some research, I realized that most of the stories I plan to put together are actually considered ‘novellas’. Still, I plan on combining them in a larger book and calling them ‘short stories’. To me, a short story is anything that isn’t novel length or long enough to sell on its own.
While I’m not going to give a lot of detail on what each story is about, I thought that I would describe the stories a little bit to get you excited for when they (hopefully) come out. I think it’s important as a writer not to count your literary chickens too soon before they hatch. But I’m very excited!
So while in some places it may not seem like it, the season of Spring will be arriving shortly! While this might mean that you’ll be spending more time outside, there are still those rainy (and snowy) days where all you’ll want to do is stay inside under the covers and read! Also, who says you can’t take your book with you outside and enjoy some reading?
If you’d like to read a book by a new author, why not read my newest novel, Rest in Piece? Rest in Piece begins with a young girl experiencing something out of this world – and yet completely real. Being too young to understand what’s happening, she reacts in a way that is not in her best interest.
Fast forward to the twelve year old Louise who has just moved into a new home. She discovers an object that, right away, she knows she must have. She also soon realizes that the object’s beauty is not the only thing that is drawing her in…
Hi everyone! As an author, I’m constantly trying to increase my reader base. Please do me the favor of being so kind as to spread the word about my new novel. Simply click the ‘reblog’ button. I greatly appreciate all your help!
Hey everyone! A couple of days ago I posted about the Rest in Piece Photo Contest that I will be throwing from now until April 28th 2017. This contest is for everyone who has purchased or purchases a copy of my book, Rest in Piece, by April 28th 2017. Whether you purchase the paperback copy of the novel or e-book, you can participate by sending in a creative photo of the book. Simply display your copy creatively, snap a photo, and send it my way! You are all creative so I’m sure the entries will be great! For more information, please click the link below:
Have you purchased either the e-book version or paperback copy of my new book, Rest in Piece? Would you like to display your copy of Rest in Piece in a creative way and maybe win a contest to show your creativity and help me get the word out about my work? If so, you can send me an image of your copy of Rest in Piece creatively displayed or you can post it on your blog and let me know about it. I will check out your picture and then select a winner based on creativity! Your creative image will be displayed with all the contestants’ AND I will also design an award for you on PicMonkey if you win! Winning such an award would be a great way to show just how creative you are!