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

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I’ve written lots of posts about different aspects of writing: these are great ones to start with.

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Get Writing is a great way to dip into four areas of writing: short stories, novels, blogging, and freelancing.

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The self-study seminar packs cover fiction, freelancing, editing, time management, and more. 

Recent Blog Posts

Are You Too Old (or Too Young) to Become a Writer?

Are You Too Old (or Too Young) to Become a Writer?

This post was originally published in March 2016, and updated in August 2020. An email from an Aliventures reader landed in my inbox with the subject line, “Am I too old to become a writer?” I opened it up, assuming she was in her 70s or 80s. No. She was 37. Here’s...

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How to Start Writing a Novel: Get Inspired and Get Going

How to Start Writing a Novel: Get Inspired and Get Going

This post was originally published in April 2016 and updated in July 2020. You’d like to write a novel ... but how do you even begin? I’m not thinking here about ways to write a great opening (if that’s what you’re after, check out this excellent article from The...

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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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