Aliventures Summer Break 2023 – 10 Posts to Catch Up On

24 Jul 2023 | Motivation

It’s summer here in the UK … not that you’d know it to look out of the window! We seem to have had even more rain than usual recently.

As usual, I’m taking a few weeks off from blogging over the summer: I’ll be posting again from mid-September.

In the meantime, you might want to catch up on some of these posts from the first half of 2023. (They’ll all open in a new tab, so you don’t lose your place here.)

If you need inspiration:

What Can You Write About if You Don’t Have Any Ideas?

How to Recover Your Writing Confidence (Even if You Think You Never Had Any)

How to Find the Courage to Put Your Writing Out There Into the World

If you want to make more time to write:

Four Powerful Ways to Protect Your Writing Time (From Yourself and From Other People)

How to Write When … You’re Tired

How to Write When … You Have So Many Other Things to Do

If you’re working on a novel:

How to Start a Novel: Eight Options Plus Examples

Five Options for Telling Your Story in a Non-Linear Way … and Why You Might Want To

Nine Stages of Writing a Novel (Plus Where You Might Get Stuck and How to Move On)

Five Powerful Ways to Make Your Novel’s Plot More Complex

And don’t forget the Aliventures summer sale, which runs until the end of this Friday (28th July). Everything I sell is half-price with the coupon code summer2023.

Need more summer reading? You can find the whole archive of Aliventures posts here.


I’m Ali Luke, and I live in Leeds in the UK with my husband and two children.

Aliventures is where I help you master the art, craft and business of writing.

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