Is Writing a Novel a “Someday” Dream for You?

Is Writing a Novel a “Someday” Dream for You?

Is Writing a Novel a “Someday” Dream for You? Note: This post was originally published in 2016, and was updated in January 2019. Are you thinking of writing a novel someday? Maybe you’re waiting because you don’t have an idea, yet. Maybe you’re waiting because you...
When Can You Call Yourself a “Writer”?

When Can You Call Yourself a “Writer”?

When Can You Call Yourself a “Writer”? This is a question that comes up a lot for newer writers. When can I call myself a “writer”? Well, there’s no rule about it. Being a writer isn’t like being a doctor or a lawyer – you don’t need any special qualifications. That...
Seven Things to Do When You Feel Like Giving Up on Writing

Seven Things to Do When You Feel Like Giving Up on Writing

Seven Things to Do When You Feel Like Giving Up on Writing Should you just stop writing? Is it taking up your time, taking up your energy, taking up your life … and not giving anything back? Most writers go through times when they feel like giving up. It’s a...
Is Your Writing Art – and Should it Be?

Is Your Writing Art – and Should it Be?

Is Your Writing Art – and Should it Be? Welcome to the revamped Aliventures! If you’re reading this by email or RSS, you might want to pop over to the site (aliventures.com) to see how it looks. I’ve got a new tagline for the site, up there in the banner (along...

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