Get All Four Blogger’s Guides For Just $22 Until Friday 12th December

December 8, 2014

I’m still on maternity leave (baby Nick due in just a week, on the 15th!) My husband Paul is handling business-related things for me, so if you have any questions about the sale, please drop him an email at   While I normally do a Blogger’s Guides sale every December, I wasn’t planning one […]

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Aliventures Break (While Ali Has Another Baby!)

November 14, 2014

Baby bump at 35.5 weeks. It’s been a little under two years since my last blogging break … and, as many Aliventures readers know, my husband and I are expecting our second child, a little brother for Kitty, due 15th December 2014. Once again, I’m taking a few months of maternity leave. I won’t be publishing any new […]

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How I Make My Living as an Online Writer (And How You Could Too)

October 27, 2014

Important heads-up: I’m closing Writers’ Huddle for new members this Friday (31st October) and won’t be reopening the virtual doors until, at the earliest, May 2015. So if you want to become part of a thriving writing community, with access to the full archive of seminars (33 and counting) and new content each month, check it out […]

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Get Inspired, Get Creative, Get Writing – My New Ebook with Tracy Wilson

October 13, 2014

Note: Get Inspired, Get Creative, Get Writing is off the virtual shelves while I’m on maternity leave. Make sure you’re getting blog updates and/or the Aliventures newsletter (sign up in the sidebar) so you hear from me when it’s back on the market. If you get the Aliventures newsletter, you’ll have heard about this already […]

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Review: Business for Authors, by Joanna Penn

October 6, 2014

Back in early 2011, I made the decision to self-publish my novel Lycopolis – and that was largely inspired by Joanna Penn, who was then bringing out her first novel Pentecost. Fast forward three and a half years, and Joanna has now published five full length novels, two novellas, and a short story series – […]

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Are Your Writing Dreams Unrealistic?

August 15, 2014

(Image from Flickr by Lennixx.) Sometimes, I get emails like this: I enjoyed your blog post on making money from your writing. I’d love to make a living writing but I don’t know if that’s unrealistic. I can tell you now … it’s not. I make a living writing, and I know lots of other […]

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Super Summer Sale on the Blogger’s Guide Four-Pack (Time-Limited)

August 7, 2014

I’m celebrating six years (!) since I quit my day job and became a full-time writer/blogger. So, until Tuesday 12th August, you can get all four of my Blogger’s Guides for just $33. (They normally cost $29 each, or $66 for four.) Sounds like just what you need? Head on over to the Blogger’s Guide […]

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How Do Readers Choose YOUR Book From a Million Other Choices? The Story of a Book Purchase

July 25, 2014

It’s Friday 20th June, and I’m going to the Winchester Writers’ Conference. I’m due to head off for a train in less than an hour and I’ve not finished packing. I want something to read on my Kindle Fire. I don’t have much time, so I don’t browse book blogs or ask on Twitter for […]

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Stuck in a Writing Rut? Get Back On Track With My (Free) Seven-Week Ecourse

July 10, 2014

If you’ve been an Aliventures reader for a while, you might remember the On Track ecourse I launched back in 2011. It was one of my favourite projects, and over the past couple of years, it’s only been available to members of Writers’ Huddle, because a couple of other projects (Kitty and the bump) have been […]

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Seven Crucial First Steps for Your Writing Career

July 2, 2014

Image from Flickr by nic519. Have you ever thought about – or daydreamed about – turning your writing into a career? Perhaps you’ve already made some progress (buying a website domain, submitting some pieces), or perhaps it still feels like more of a dream than a plan. The good news is that it’s probably not […]

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