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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

How Long is a Novel … and How Long Should YOUR Novel Be?

How Long is a Novel … and How Long Should YOUR Novel Be?

For some writers, the question “how long should a novel be?” sounds a bit like “how long is a piece of string?” They feel that their novel should be long enough to get the job done – even if that means it falls outside the bounds of what readers and publishers are used to. However, if you’ve written something that’s…

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Get Paid to Write: How to Become a Freelance Writer

Get Paid to Write: How to Become a Freelance Writer

There are several different ways to get paid for your writing … but one of the most straightforward is to become a freelance writer. I’ve written quite a bit about freelancing before, but today, I wanted to cover the basics of how to actually get started with freelancing. And if you’re not sure…

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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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