Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Ali Luke. It can be tough to make the space and find the energy for creative projects at the best of times. But when you […]
5 Easy Ways to Write About Your Problems (and Start Solving Them)
Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Ali Luke. Do you ever find yourself going over the same problem — again and again — inside your head? Maybe you’re in your 50s […]
5 Ways to Resist Temptation by Supporting Your Willpower
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 […]
How I Learned to Love Binge-Writing (and How it Could Work for You Too)
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 […]
Juggling Parenting and a Creative Career? Here’s What You Need to Know
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.
Play to Your Strengths
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 […]
Flee or Grab: How Do You React to New Technology?
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 […]
Why You Want to Give (and Receive) Brutally Honest Advice
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 […]
Expertise Trumps Experience
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 […]
Getting Out of Urgency Mode and Having To Think Again
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 […]
Do You Know How Much Your Dreams Will Cost You?
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 […]
When To Ignore Good Advice
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 […]
Harnessing the Power of Endings
Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Ali Hale from Aliventures. As well as writing blog posts and the occasional ebook, I write fiction. And one of the things I struggle […]
Ebooks: Overpriced or Underrated?
Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Ali Hale from Aliventures. Maybe you buy ebooks. Maybe you sell them. Maybe your Twitter stream and RSS reader have been full of launch […]
How to Multitask – When You Have To
Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Ali Hale of Constructively Productive. Multitasking. All the rage a couple of years ago; but now it gets a bad rap. (I’ve written my […]
Your Creativity Zoom Lens
Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Ali Luke from Aliventures. When you’re working on a project, you can have a big picture overview, or you can home right in on […]
What No One’s Telling You About Paid vs Free
At South by Southwest, a bunch of us were chatting about blogging. Charlie said something like I don’t know why Ali’s writing for me for free. And, later on in the week, […]
The Missing Half of Productivity Advice: Why Women Need to Get Involved
Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Ali Hale from Aliventures. I‘m a woman, and I care about productivity. So today I want to start reaching towards some answers to the […]