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Wes

Published writer, editor, ghostwriter, business blogging services. Working on a mystery novel.
Wes has written 27 posts for Wes Gilbert

Your Social Media Time: How to Use it Wisely

Which social media sites should you use in developing and growing relationships, building a platform across multiple channels, getting your book sold or your blog read, or touting the services you provide? How do you decide the best and most effective ways to invest your social media time? Continue reading

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Writer’s Block: The Monster Revealed

There is no such thing as writer’s block. It’s a lie. It’s the monster hiding under your bed or lurking in your closet or whispering sour nothings in your head that isn’t really there. Continue reading

Social Media: 4 Guru Reviews

Social media has become a way of life for millions. With the blogosphere, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and seemingly more daily (there are over 400 ‘sharing’ sites alone), the list of ways to connect with audience and ways to market and ways to leave people alone is growing far too fast for most people (and writers, … Continue reading

Revive Your Writing Workshop: What I Learned

Yesterday, I held the Revive Your Writing! Workshop at c4Yourself Gallery. I’m hoping those of us who became a small community for a couple of hours came away from the day with something good, whether about themselves or their writing. Here’s what I came away with. Writers are generous: In reading aloud the results of our writing … Continue reading

What to Do With One of Those Days

What kind of day will it be? Apparently, one of those days. At three a.m., the dog went off. I leapt from bed to find a (former) hot water heater spewing gallons of water through several rusted-out holes in the top, the result of which was three inches of water in the laundry and dining rooms. I attacked … Continue reading

Value in Writing Prompts?

I love writing prompts (or exercises or timed writings or writing practice, if you prefer). There’s great value in allowing yourself the freedom to follow your thoughts and the words appearing before you on the page as you write based on the prompt. The value, beyond the fun of creating something new, exercises can also be … Continue reading

Revive Your Writing! Workshop

When: Saturday, April 16   9:30 -11:30 a.m. Where: C4Yourself Gallery, 1342 Main Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202        Whether you write daily in a journal, have published your writing, or just know you have always wanted to write, on Saturday, April 16, 2011 this two-hour workshop can:        Help you get back to, or on with, your current … Continue reading

Social Media! So What?

I’ve written in many forms, for many kinds of media. Currently I write a blog (among other things). And like most who write or read blogs, I’m also involved in social media. There’s a body of knowledge about anything in the world. The newer something is, the smaller (and faster growing) the body of knowledge … Continue reading

Details, Details…

It’s been a long time since posts. I’ll spare you the details…because I’m working on quite of few of those at the moment. There’s my mystery novel. Good progress, much to go. New paths are opening, and there are more details to create and discover. There’s a new project, editing/ghostwriting/some combination of for a novel that’s part … Continue reading

The Highest Praise

This past summer, I attended Katrina Kittle’s local reading and signing of her latest awesome novel, “The Blessings of the Animals.” The reading was superb, the author was entertaining. Then came the question and answer portion of the program. Katrina was generous as usual, answering questions about the new book, her previous books, where the words … Continue reading

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