Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Ali Luke. Does this sort of thing happen to you? I’m trying to lose a few extra pounds right now, and we had a packet of mini chocolate cookies on the kitchen counter. The first couple of times I saw it, I ignored it. But before long, […]
Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Ali Luke. Back before I had kids, I had a clear idea of how best to write fiction. Ideally, I liked having a solid chunk of writing time — enough for a full creative block, and often a whole morning. This worked … up to a point. […]
This is a guest post by Ali Luke:
In six years of freelancing and writing fiction (with a fair few up and downs), the worst thing I’ve done for my creative career is starting a family.
I have absolutely no regrets – with one gorgeous toddler, and a rapidly growing bump, my writing simply isn’t my biggest priority right now.
I’ve also got few illusions now about being a mother to young children and someone with a creative/entrepreneurial career. I knew it wouldn’t be easy, but I don’t think any non-parent can fully grasp how much life changes post-children.
Maybe you’re a mother or a father. Maybe you’re expecting (congratulations!) Or maybe you’re not quite that far on the road to parenthood yet, but it’s something that lies ahead for you.
Here’s what I’ve learned so far.
Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Ali Luke. If you run your own business, you probably spend a fair amount of time looking at what others in your field are doing. What services do they list on their website? What do they tweet about? Do they write blog posts, or produce a podcast? […]
Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Ali Luke. Think back twelve years: 1999, the end of the last century. What did your life look like then? I’m guessing it was pretty different from your life today. In 1999, I was fourteen. We’d had dial-up internet at home for a year or so, a […]
Editor’s Note: This a joint blog post by Vlad Dolezal and Ali Luke. “Does my butt look big in this?” You rely on your friends for honest advice. Sometimes brutally honest. You might be willing to show a close friend (or a coach, or a partner) something which is very much a work-in-progress — something which […]
Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Ali Luke from Aliventures. You won’t find a single blogger with twenty years’ experience. You’d struggle to find anyone with ten. The same goes for a huge number of roles: social media whizzes, SEO experts, YouTube stars… The old rules are disappearing. When I was a teenager, […]
Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Ali Luke. For the whole summer, I was operating in urgency mode. Cleaning out our flat and moving house, a trip to India, finishing a 20,000 word portfolio for my MA, our church’s kids’ Holiday Club, getting married … one thing followed the next without much space […]
Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Ali Luke. Have you ever dismissed a dream out of hand because you knew it was going to cost too much? I’ve just finished a Masters degree in Creative Writing. My college offers a PhD program – which I didn’t even bother looking into. Sure, I love […]
Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Ali Hale. Good advice can ruin your project, your relationships, and even your life. Just think of the times when you tried a piece of advice which actually made things worse. Perhaps you followed some financial guru’s recommendation, only to lose money and end up even more […]