Aliventures Break (While Ali Has Another Baby!)

14 Nov 2014 | Writing


Baby bump at 35.5 weeks.

It’s been a little under two years since my last blogging break … and, as many Aliventures readers know, my husband and I are expecting our second child, a little brother for Kitty, due 15th December 2014.

Once again, I’m taking a few months of maternity leave. I won’t be publishing any new posts or sending out any newsletters, and plan to be back around April/May 2015.

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While I’m Away…

If you’re a blogger, check out my Blogger’s Guides. The discount code “babytime” will give you $10 off any individual guide, or off the four-pack of guides. (Enter it after adding the Guide(s) to your shopping cart.)

The four guides are:

The Blogger’s Guide to Freelancing – make real money from blogging, by finding freelance writing jobs (suitable for confident writers)

The Blogger’s Guide to Effective Writing – learn how to write great blog content (suitable for new and established writers, updated 2013)

The Blogger’s Guide to Irresistible Ebooks – write and publish an ebook on your blog (suitable for anyone who’s been blogging for a few months or longer)

The Blogger’s Guide to Loyal Readers – attract more readers to your blog, and keep them there (suitable for established bloggers and those yet to start a blog)


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Seven Crucial First Steps for Your Writing Career

I hope you have a wonderful end to 2014 and start to 2015 … and I look forward to being back with lots of new ideas for Aliventures (plus some baby photos). 🙂


I’m Ali Luke, and I live in Leeds in the UK with my husband and two children.

Aliventures is where I help you master the art, craft and business of writing.

My Novels

My contemporary fantasy trilogy is available from Amazon. The books follow on from one another, so read Lycopolis first.

You can buy them all from Amazon, or read them FREE in Kindle Unlimited.


  1. Joe Williams

    Hey Ali,

    I hope you have a great Christmas with an extra one to share it with.



    • Meryslim

      Great Christmas for good mother

  2. Kevin

    Hi Ali,

    Here’s hoping that everything goes well with baby.

    Best regards

  3. Deevra Norling

    Shoo – that’s quite a baby bump Ali! 🙂 Hope all went well with the arrival of the little one! 🙂

  4. Tom Southern

    Yup, @Deevra’s right, is it heavy? I’ve always wondered if babies were heavy – not in the 70’s slang way you understand 🙂 but weight-wise? Wishing you both well and looking forward to reading more from you.

    Hope you’ve have plenty of chances to put your feet up and take it easy.

  5. Rachael Dry

    Hi Ali, great blog!

    I work for Drink Wise, an organisation which works on behalf of local authorities in the North West to raise awareness of alcohol harm, and ways to reduce the negative impacts of alcohol.

    We recently did some work alongside the National Obesity Forum around the calorific content of alcohol, for National Obesity Awareness Week.

    It would be great if you can support our current campaign, which gives people a chance to have their say on the impact of alcohol via the #DrinkWiseChallenge:

    Hope to be able to work with you at some point in the not-too-distant future!


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