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ali@aliventures.com

I love hearing from readers, especially if you have a comment or suggestion about the blog or newsletter, or about my books.

The best way to reach me is by email to ali@aliventures.com.

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I don’t run ads or sponsored posts, and I’m not currently accepting guest posts.

Quick Answers

Do you take guest posts?

Very rarely, and only by personal invitation. Please don’t contact me with a guest post pitch as it’s extremely unlikely I’ll be able to use it.

Will you try out my tool / app / website?

I get so many requests to try out tools / apps / websites / etc, I have to say “no” to all of them. Please don’t contact me asking me to try yours: even if it’s great, I’m afraid I simply don’t have the time!

Can I advertise on your blog?

No, you can’t. I don’t run ads on Aliventures and I don’t accept sponsored posts. I also don’t do joint ventures or similar affiliate promotions.

Can you help me with a writing problem?

I’m always very open to suggestions for questions or problems that I can tackle in the Aliventures newsletter (or, if they’re a bit meatier, on the blog). I’m afraid I can’t offer individual help and support by email, though.

Recent Blog Posts

Five Different Approaches to Developing Characters

Five Different Approaches to Developing Characters

This post was first published in April 2019 and updated in April 2022. Whether you consider plot to be more important than character or you believe they’re just two sides of the same coin, it’s clear that character matters. Readers want characters who are engaging and...

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Staying Motivated to Finish a Novel … or Even a Short Story

Staying Motivated to Finish a Novel … or Even a Short Story

In the last Aliventures survey the subject of “motivation” came up quite a few times, and one reader specifically asked for a post about staying motivated to finish a short story or novel. I’ll be the first to admit – this is tough! My unfinished short stories and...

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