Highlights of This Episode:
- How Ali was able to make a living writing blog posts for various sites
- Why she found writing fiction to be “ten times harder” than blogging or writing her Dummies book
- What one of the biggest challenges of motherhood is for Ali
- What she finds particularly difficult about juggling parenthood and creative work
- Why the idea that we can “have it all” is a myth
- How the challenges of parenthood have helped Ali grow
- What she loves about ebooks and self-publishing
- How you know you’ve made it as a writer (it’s not what you think)
“Maybe somebody else’s need has to be greater than your fear.” –Ali Luke (Click to share – thanks!)
About Ali Luke:
Ali Luke is the author of Publishing E-Books for Dummies and Lycopolis (a novel), and she blogs about the art, craft, and business of writing at Aliventures. Ali is a prolific writer and also runs Writers’ Huddle, a teaching/community site for writers. She empowers writers write their own future, whether that be through blogging, guest blogging, or self-publishing books and e-books.
Ali became a writing phenomenon through an uncommon route: staff and guest blogging. She started writing online in 2008 and has since become a regular voice on sites like Copyblogger, Write to Done, Men with Pens, The Creative Penn, ProBlogger, and Daily Blog Tips, using her exposure to build her business and advance her own writing. She’s now working through the challenges of being a working writer and entrepreneur with young kids underfoot.
Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:
- Publishing E-Books for Dummies
- Writer’s Huddle
- Write to Done
- Men with Pens
- The Creative Penn
- Daily Blog Tips
- Staff Blogging Course
- Dumb Little Man
- Melissa Dinwiddie
- The Quotable Coach, Barry Demp
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