Chicago author Alice Liddell was my guest last Friday in The Conversation. As every week, I interview an author for the CSMS Magazine weekly literary show called The Conversation. From now on, I will share a summary with you. There are a lot of tips for emerging as well as experienced writers. Read below.
Two weeks ago, I had the privilege to speak once more with Chicago prolific writer Alice Liddell. Our conversation focused on two things: Her historical novel titled Geisha Hands and the publishing industry. Geisha Hands is a fully illustrated historical novel that puts in display the Japanese geisha culture. The main protagonist in the story is Yukie, “a maiko on the verge of her erikae, which is a ceremony, a graduation ceremony—if you will—called the turning of the collar which must take place become Yukie becomes a full geisha.”
The story takes place before the second world war. I asked her why she chooses this specific period. “I choose this period because it was a period when the culture in Japan was still very traditional. It didn’t have a lot of outside influence, especially due to the isolation law…. They didn’t trade with very many countries because they really wanted to preserve their traditions.”
Then, we switched to a subject of great interest to Indie writers: the publishing industry and the difficult path on which writers must walk to find a reputable publisher. In all, our conversation was very educational and fun.
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