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Making the most of your writing time

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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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Recent Blog Posts

It’s Okay to Take a Break from Writing

It’s Okay to Take a Break from Writing

Wherever you are in the world, life is likely looking very different from how it did a few weeks ago. Here in the UK, everything except for essential businesses like grocery stores has closed until further notice. Schools closed two weeks early for the Easter break,...

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How to Fall in Love With Writing All Over Again

How to Fall in Love With Writing All Over Again

  Note: This post was originally published in February 2016, and was updated in March 2020. Does writing ever (or often) feel like just another thing on your to-do list? If you’ve been writing for years, it can sometimes be tough to remember just why you wanted to...

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How Much Writing Can You Realistically Add Into Your Week?

How Much Writing Can You Realistically Add Into Your Week?

You’ve probably heard of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), a worldwide November-long event each year where participants aim to write 50,000 words – a short novel – within a month. In 2018 (for some reason I couldn’t find stats for 2019), 287,327 writers signed...

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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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