It’s Okay to Take a Break from Writing

It’s Okay to Take a Break from Writing

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...
How to Fall in Love With Writing All Over Again

How to Fall in Love With Writing All Over Again

Ali   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...
How Much Writing Can You Realistically Add Into Your Week?

How Much Writing Can You Realistically Add Into Your Week?

Writing 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...
How to Write When … You Don’t Feel Inspired

How to Write When … You Don’t Feel Inspired

Writing This is the first post in a new monthly series, “How to Write When…” which will come out on the first Monday of each month. Today I wanted to tackle something that comes up for every writer at some point: How do you write when you don’t feel inspired? As...
Happy 2020 … and Upcoming Changes at Aliventures

Happy 2020 … and Upcoming Changes at Aliventures

Writing Happy New Year! I hope your decade is off to an excellent beginning. It’s been an exciting start to 2020 for me, because on Monday I started work with Awesome Motive, the company behind a whole lot of website-related sites and software: WPBeginner,...
What to Do When Your Writing Isn’t Working Out How You Hoped

What to Do When Your Writing Isn’t Working Out How You Hoped

Writing Are you getting as much writing done as you’d like? Are you seeing the success you want? For most writers, the answer is “no” … and that’s perfectly normal. Maybe, for instance, you thought that quitting your day job to freelance would give you plenty of...