As well as blogging here on Aliventures, I hop around the web, taking advantage of other people’s lovely blogs and readers too (and you may well have found Aliventures through one of my guest posts…)

Here’s where I’ve been over the past week:

All the below links open in a new tab/window so you don’t lose your place here.

Men with Pens: How to Write a Free Ebook in Just 7 Days

If you want to put together a short ebook (or “report” or “mini-guide”) to promote yourself or your business, this post is aimed at you. I break down the writing process into a seven-day plan … and you can use this for pretty much any sort of content, too. (So if you’re writing fiction, or an epic blog post, take a look.)

Write to Done: How Much Should You Write Every Day?

This post stirred up some great comments, and it’s been fascinating to see how different writers approach their work. As a younger and more anxious writer, I tried and failed to follow advice to hit some magic number of words (often 1,000 words per day) … but we’re all different, and I wrote this to help you find the right routine for you.

OxonDigital: Two Great Reasons to Write an Ebook – and Three Crucial Tips for Getting it Done

In case you didn’t guess from the Men with Pens guest post, I’m a big fan of ebooks (in fact, I’m writing the book on them … Publishing Ebooks for Dummies, scheduled to come out this September :-)) but I’m also aware that an ebook is a pretty daunting project for many writers and business owners.

In this post, I explain why an ebook is a great business asset, and I give three tips on getting it written. The post is aimed at non-fiction writers, but even if you’re a novelist, Tip #3 applies to you…


Heads-up! From April 23rd to May 18th, I’m going to be on a virtual book tour for my novel Lycopolis, visiting lots of different writing-related blogs in the process.

If you’d like a guest post or interview from me, or if you want a review copy of Lycopolis, just let me know in a comment below or send me an email  ( I’d love you to be part of my tour. 🙂



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