Eila Jameson-Avey

Writer of stories about diversity.

Category Archives: Musings

17th August, 2017

Hello to all those fellow suffers of the writing bug.  As I plod along with my writing I am pleased to say I have started my second 80,000 word project … Continue reading

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16th July, 2017

I just wanted to start by congratulating Emily Maguire for making the short list for Miles Franklin Award and good luck for next month when the winner is announced. I … Continue reading

August 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

13th July, 2017

The editing continues.  I suppose 80,000 words does take a while to edit.  I am currently on my third edit and starting to feel a little more comfortable with it.  … Continue reading

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29th April, 2017

It’s been three months and I’m pleased to say I am on the second edit of Living in London.  However, I’m not saying it’s been easy.  The first edit involved cutting 20,000 … Continue reading

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29th January, 2017

Well the end of the holidays is nigh.  It has been a productive month, one book completed, query letter written and edited as was the synopsis and all sent to … Continue reading

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4th January, 2017

Happy New Year to all.  I hope you had a great Christmas.  How many of you made New Year’s resolutions? After checking on last year’s resolutions it was clear I … Continue reading

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5th November, 2016

“When your story is ready for rewrite, cut it to the bone. Get rid of every ounce of excess fat. This is going to hurt; revising a story down to … Continue reading

November 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

8th October, 2016

So whilst my writing has been minimal of late, my reading has been high, partly due to the writers’ book club’s set homework and also due to the travelling I … Continue reading

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16th July, 2016

So the long haul of editing begins in earnest.  After a rather hilarious reading at my writer’s group of the development of my protagonist and her relationship with Mike, I … Continue reading

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7th July, 2016

Wow, one month since my last post!  It has been a busy month, reports to write among other things. I attended a Children’s Book Writing course, run by Aleesah Darlison, … Continue reading

July 7, 2016 · 1 Comment