Alice's Adventures

Travel Editor, Occasional Writer, Fashion Follower, Cat Owner, Houseplant Obsessive.
Alice's Adventures has written 4 posts for The Old Lemon

The UEA Effect

A couple of weeks ago, I found myself reading the most recent offering from a UEA Creative Writing graduate – Seldom Seen by Sarah Ridgard – and was once again dumbfounded by the impeccable style, the crisp command of language and the continually fantastic plots which come gushing from the proverbial pen of UEA. In … Continue reading

Are you there Publishing? It’s me, Alice

Publishing: An Impenetrable Industry? Last week I spent my Friday evening with a gaggle of publishing students and ‘Stationers’ at the opulent Stationers Hall, tucked away beside St. Pauls Cathedral and just far enough away to escape the potent stench of the camp. The occasion was debate – an event titled ‘On the Job or … Continue reading

‘You Should Try Harder’ – Women and Domestic Fiction

V.S. Naipaul’s vainglorious and conceited comments last week on women’s writing have enraged me far beyond the bounds of mere irritation. Such literary spats usually fail to attain more than a raised eyebrow or tiresome rolling of the eyes from me (Ah, Naipaul, that cantankerous old toad) but this one ignited a deeply-rooted, gut-wrenching emotion … Continue reading

Importance of Author Marketability

A report produced by the Publishing Association showed that 151,956 books were published in the UK in 2010 – a figure which has increased by 40,000 in the space of just ten years. This figure will continue to rise dramatically in the coming years, with the onset of ebooks, the growth of print-on-demand and self-publishing … Continue reading