Writing Resources

Welcome to the Aliventures shop! This is where you can get your hands on lots of writing goodies.

If you’re interested in my online courses, you can find details of those here.

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Supercharge Your Writing

The Supercharge Your Writing series is designed to help you make the most of your writing time … and enjoy it more, too.

So far, I’ve released Supercharge Your Writing Session and Supercharge Your Writing Week. Each of those has a short guide plus three handy printables to help you put what you’ve read into practice.

Supercharge Your Writing Session

This guide (24 pages, .pdf format) guides you through having a great writing session, every time. It looks at why writing sessions matter, how long they should be, how to get your physical space working for you, how to focus, and what to do if you get distracted.

It comes with three printables:

#1: The Writing Routine planner to help you start strong, every time.

#2: The Writing Session planner to help you stay on track.

#3: The Writing Jump Starts sheet to help if you get stuck.

Supercharge Your Writing Week

This guide (22 pages, .pdf format) follows on from Supercharge Your Writing Session, though it can also be used on its own. It covers how and where to fit writing into your week, how often you should write, and what to do if your week isn’t going as smoothly as you hoped.

It comes with three printables:

#1: Your Ideal Week to map out how you want a “normal” week to look.

#2: The Writing Week planner so you can plan your writing ahead of time.

#3: The Weekly Routines planner so you can start (and end) your week well.

All the printables in the Supercharge Your Writing series come with a nicely coloured version as well as a simple black and white version, in case you don’t want to use too much ink.

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Get Writing

Get Writing is a 56-page ebook that offers a beginner-friendly guide to four areas: blogging, short stories, novels and freelancing.

Each section has key tips, a detailed four week plan, plus “going further” suggestions. The ebook is designed to help you explore different types of writing – ideal if you want to write but you don’t know what, or if you’d like to try something new.

It also comes with three bonuses:

#1: A 20 minute video showing you, step by step, how to set up a WordPress.com blog or website

#2: A printable word count tracker so you can see how your writing efforts add up

#3: An exclusive discount code that gets you 50% off my other downloadable products.

Self-Study Seminar Packs

The Self-Study Seminar Packs each contain four full seminars, plus transcripts and worksheets, from my Writers’ Huddle site (which ran Feb 2012 – Apr 2018).

The six packs are:

The Time Management Pack (#1) – which covers making time to write (however busy you are), better planning, conquering procrastination and writers’ block, and being a successful writer.

The Craft of Fiction Pack (#2) – which covers writing dialogue, using flashbacks effectively, structuring and pacing your scenes and writing descriptions.

The Self-Publishing Pack (#3) – which covers key writing milestones to celebrate, how to use Styles in MS Word, how to publish an ebook on Amazon, and how to craft a great blurb.

The Freelancing Pack (#4) – which covers reasons to freelance, how to be a freelance copywriter or editor, how freelancing intersects with entrepreneurship, and how to find clients.

The Advanced Fiction Pack (#5) – which covers finding and evaluating story ideas, writing great heroes and villains, handling viewpoint, and adding depth to your characters.

The Novel Editing Pack (#6) – which covers structuring and outlining your novel, revising, and goes into detail about the revising and editing process, including how to keep track of everything.

They cost $20 each, but you can get all six for just $50 (saving $70, compared with buying all six individually for $120).