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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
I mentioned in the Aliventures newsletter a couple of weeks ago that I finished NaNo on 23,000 words: not all that close to the 50,000 words I'd been aiming for! So what happened? Several things: I had a bad cold, my kids were poorly, and we had a few unexpected...read more
How to Raise Your Rates as a Freelance Writer – Here’s Everything You Need to Know [Includes Email Template]
If you freelance – whether that’s writing, editing, mentoring, or offering any other type of writing service to clients – there will come a time when you want to raise your rates. This is a normal, and inevitable, part of doing business…read more
Note: This post was first published in July 2012 and updated in November 2018. One reader asked me: “I’d like to know what it’s like to get rejected by a publisher or several (if that’s ever happened to you) and how you bounce back from it.” It has indeed happened to...read more
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).