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Free ebooks, news, and is it 2021 yet?

Hello! It’s been an awful long time, and I’ve been tinkering around on my website, and I wanted to let you know about a few things I’ve updated and changed around here.

First things first, I want to say that I am part of the Black Lives Matter movement. Black Lives Matter, now, always, and forever. You are welcome no matter who you are–I want to be inclusive of all races, genders, identities, and creeds. So, welcome! Finding ways to be more inclusive in my business and my work is a big priority of mine, and if you have any ideas or suggestions, please email me at alicia@aliciadelosreyes.com (or come find me on Instagram–I’m @likesoatmeal).

Next, when the global pandemic really started, my life changed, as I’m sure yours did, too. My priorities are different, and I am focusing on my family.

So, I am not going to make another print planner for writers this year–The Writer’s Process Planner is going to be PDF only. I haven’t settled on the final details for what it will look like/when it will be available, but watch this space if you want to know! Or sign up for my newsletter.

Finally, I decided to make all my ebooks free here on my website (you still have to check out, but I won’t collect your email or anything like that) and $.99 on Amazon. When I first made them free, I kind of thought the pandemic would be a six-week thing. Ha. Ha. Ha. Here we are, and I think I will keep them free for the foreseeable future. I’ve talked about this with my publisher, KMR Publishing (who is also one of my best friends), and she is totally on board.

Enjoy! Share with friends! Just please don’t re-publish my work.

I think that’s it for now. Cheers to you all–stay safe and happy writing!

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Psst… DIY Writing Retreat is *free* on Amazon

Get it in time for NaNoWriMo!

To celebrate #nanowrimo–or National Novel Writing Month, where folks challenge themselves to complete a 50,000 word novel in November–I’ve made DIY Writing Retreat *free* through the end of October (that’s tomorrow!). Click on the cover below to download the Kindle edition from Amazon.

DIY Writing Retreat: A guide to getting away

Or, click this link: https://amzn.to/2Rn5Omd. Send it around to your friends, download a copy for your favorite niece, or get a copy for yourself. Better yet, do all three! I love preaching the gospel of getting away (for cheap!).

Are you doing NaNoWriMo? I’d love to hear what you’re working on! Share in the comments, tell me on Instagram, or, if you get this via email, just reply! I *love* getting email. (Don’t get these posts in your inbox? You can sign up here–and as a bonus, I’ll send you Suck it Up and Revise, a free guide to getting your revision done.)

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The DIY Series is *FREE* on Amazon! 10/10 – 10/14

Hi friends!

To celebrate the wonderful month of October…and my birthday, I’m giving away DIY Writing Retreat and DIY Chick Lit for free on Amazon 10/10 – 10/14.

Both are *excellent* for preparing for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), and both are super fun. They are only currently available as Kindle ebooks, but you can read them on a computer, tablet, or phone if you don’t have a Kindle!

About DIY Writing Retreat:

DIY Writing Retreat - free all weekendDIY Writing Retreat: A Guide to Getting Away is a guide to making time and space for you to do exactly one thing: write. With step-by-step instructions to planning and running your own escape, DIY Writing Retreat will show you how to schedule time for your retreat, find a cabin or cabin-equivalent to stay in, and separate yourself from the rest of the world. Then, it will guide you through the entire retreat, from writing prompts to relaxing activities.

Written by the acclaimed author of DIY Chick Lit, this fun guide is sure to motivate writers at every stage, from aspiring authors to experienced novelists. Time to write alternates with fun activities that will energize you and keep you going. A worksheet guides you to reflect on your writing process and set goals for when you return home. There are even (super easy) recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Download it now!

 

About DIY Chick Lit:

a pink cover with a cupcake in the center, title: DIY Chick Lit/A Writing GuideDIY Chick Lit: A Writing Guide is a beginner’s guide to writing funny, snappy, sucks-you-into-the-story prose about modern women, life and love. Designed for the aspiring novelist, it’s full of tips and techniques, prompts and pep talks that will spark your imagination and inspire you to put pen to paper.

Originally published in 2013 as The Chick Lit Cookbook, this fun, cupcake-themed writer’s road map has been updated as part of acclaimed writing teacher Alicia de los Reyes’ DIY writing series.

DIY Chick Lit will take you from start to finish of your first draft in just 13 chapters, each with a short exercise that will get you writing now. Whether you’ve been wishing for years that you could write chick lit or are a brand-new fan of Bridget Jones and Becky Bloomwood, you owe it to yourself to pick up this guide.

DIY Chick Lit will prove to you that writing a novel can be fun and easy—it’s just like baking cupcakes!

Download it here!

Ends Saturday, October 14! Get them while you can!

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DIY Chick Lit & DIY Writing Retreat PDFs!

Great news! If you are tired of looking at your Kindle/device screen but still want to read DIY Writing Retreat and DIY Chick Lit, they are now available as PDFs…on Etsy!

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There is a brand new Scratch Paper Shop and I’ve already made my first sale (thanks, Sonia!).

Why would you want a PDF of my handy ebooks?

  • So you can print them out and write in them
  • So that you don’t have to take the internet with you on a writing retreat
  • So that you can flip the pages
  • So that you can put them in a sparkly binder!

And great news–through the end of March, you can buy one of my books and get the other free. Just use the code STPAT17 and add both of my ebooks to your cart.

Enjoy!