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I’m Ali Luke and I’m delighted to help you explore your love of writing.

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Recent Blog Posts

Five Different Approaches to Developing Characters

Five Different Approaches to Developing Characters

This post was first published in April 2019 and updated in April 2022. Whether you consider plot to be more important than character or you believe they’re just two sides of the same coin, it’s clear that character matters. Readers want characters who are engaging and...

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Staying Motivated to Finish a Novel … or Even a Short Story

Staying Motivated to Finish a Novel … or Even a Short Story

In the last Aliventures survey the subject of “motivation” came up quite a few times, and one reader specifically asked for a post about staying motivated to finish a short story or novel. I’ll be the first to admit – this is tough! My unfinished short stories and...

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About Ali

I’m an author (of both fiction and non-fiction) and a freelancer, and though you’ll find me writing for a lot of the biggest writing blogs out there, Aliventures is my homebase online where I share articles on the art, craft and business of writing.

I live in Leeds (UK) with my husband and two kids, and I have degrees in English (MA Cantab, from Cambridge University) and Creative & Life Writing (MA, from Goldsmiths College, University of London).

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