All About Ali and Aliventures
I’m Ali Luke. I was Ali Hale, until I got married in September 2010 – so you’ll find a lot of my writing under “Ali Hale” online.
I love writing: not just blogging (which I do a lot of!) but also fiction writing. You can buy my novel Lycopolis from Amazon, or you can find out more about it on my Lycopolis website.
On a more personal note, I live in Oxford in the UK with my husband Paul, and we’re expecting a baby in February 2013. You can expect things to be a little quiet here on Aliventures during February – April 2013, while I get the hang of being a mum!
One of the biggest questions that crops up when I’m working with writers is “How do I find more time for my writing?” If that’s something you’re struggling with, I’ve got a free ebook to help you make time to write: you can find out about it here.
What’s Aliventures about?You can find Antonina’s site at http://www.antoninaphotography.co.uk/
This blog is all about writing and blogging. I cover specific tips and techniques (in posts like The Four Essential Stages of Writing) and I also post more motivational content (Eight Secrets Which Writers Won’t Tell You).
My posts tend to be pretty in-depth. The (currently!) longest ones are around 4,000 words:
You’ll also find posts from me on popular blogs like Copyblogger, Write to Done, The Creative Penn, ProBlogger and Daily Blog Tips.
My newest project is Writers’ Huddle, a teaching and community site for writers. I only open it up for new members occasionally, so you might want to check out the details and leave your email address (on the Writers’ Huddle page) so that I can let you know as soon as it re-opens.
My Ebooks: The Blogger’s Guides
I’m the author of three writing-related ebooks, all aimed at bloggers:
The Blogger’s Guide to Effective Writing: advice on all aspects of writing for a blog, covering idea-generation, planning, structuring, editing and much more…
The Blogger’s Guide to Freelancing: my tried-and-tested tips for making real money blogging, from day one
The Blogger’s Guide to Irresistible Ebooks: everything you need to know to write and sell an ebook, from coming up with a great idea to creating your sales page
You can find out all about these ebooks (and see what other readers had to say) on the Blogger’s Guide website.
Want (Free) Help With Your Writing?
First off, make sure you’re getting my blog posts by RSS or straight to your inbox (there’s a box at the bottom of this page where you can put your email address).
You’ll also want to join the weekly newsletter to get a quick writing boost every Wednesday … plus access to a little library of free ebooks. You can find out all about the newsletter here.
Three Posts to Get You Started
To catch up on past posts, start with:
7 Habits of Serious Writers (my most-tweeted post ever!)
I’ve been writing, on and off, since my early teens – but it’s only in the last three years that I’ve really taken my writing seriously. It’s made a dramatic difference. I write far, far more. I write better. I finish things – something which, at one point in my writing life, was pretty much unheard of.
A few years ago, I’d look at published writers and think that they were somehow different from me. [...] But as I’ve taken more and more steps into the writing world, I’ve realised that my perception just doesn’t match up to the reality. Writers – at all levels – have just the same struggles as you and me.
Every finished piece of writing passes through four stages:
I usually post once or twice a week here on Aliventures, covering topics related to writing, blogging, freelancing and entrepreneurship.
So that you don’t ever miss a post, get updates straight to your RSS reader or, if you prefer, straight to your inbox: