What to Do When Your Writing Goals Seem a Long Way Off

What to Do When Your Writing Goals Seem a Long Way Off

What to Do When Your Writing Goals Seem a Long Way Off This post was originally published in September 2017 and updated in October 2020. What do you want to achieve with your writing? You might have all sorts of goals. Perhaps: You want to win a short story...
Are You Too Old (or Too Young) to Become a Writer?

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

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...
How to Write When … Your World is Upside Down

How to Write When … Your World is Upside Down

How to Write When … Your World is Upside Down This is the fourth post in the How to Write When… series. Right now, it might well feel like your world has been turned upside down. Most countries have been in some form of lockdown in an attempt to combat Covid-19. Many...