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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

How to Choose and Develop a Writing Idea [With Examples]

How to Choose and Develop a Writing Idea [With Examples]

This post was originally published in May 2011 and updated in November 2021. How do you figure out whether one of your writing ideas is worth pursuing or not? Maybe you've got a bunch of different ideas for short stories or even for novels, or perhaps you're coming up...

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Seven Simple Tips for Writing Great Dialogue

Seven Simple Tips for Writing Great Dialogue

This post was first published in March 2012 and updated in November 2021. A lot of fiction-writers struggle with dialogue. It’s tough to make fictional people sound convincing. And on an even more basic level, it's tricky just to punctuate dialogue correctly. But...

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How Do You Divide Your Novel into Chapters?

How Do You Divide Your Novel into Chapters?

This post was inspired by an email conversation with Emma from the brilliant blog Science at Your Doorstep and by a question from an Aliventures reader. It was first published in April 2018 and updated in October 2021. Pick up the nearest book. Whether it’s fiction or...

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