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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.
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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!
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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
I mentioned in the Aliventures newsletter a couple of weeks ago that I finished NaNo on 23,000 words: not all that close to the 50,000 words I'd been aiming for! So what happened? Several things: I had a bad cold, my kids were poorly, and we had a few unexpected...read more
How to Raise Your Rates as a Freelance Writer – Here’s Everything You Need to Know [Includes Email Template]
If you freelance – whether that’s writing, editing, mentoring, or offering any other type of writing service to clients – there will come a time when you want to raise your rates. This is a normal, and inevitable, part of doing business…read more
Note: This post was first published in July 2012 and updated in November 2018. One reader asked me: “I’d like to know what it’s like to get rejected by a publisher or several (if that’s ever happened to you) and how you bounce back from it.” It has indeed happened to...read more