Eila Jameson-Avey

stories about diversity.

Category Archives: Reviews

Lane Cove Literary Prize Short list

I’m so excited to announce that the extract ‘Only Skin Deep’ from my memoir, The Girl in the Striped Jumper, has made the short list of the Lane Cove Literary … Continue reading

October 21, 2021 · 4 Comments

18th July, 2020

It was great that the Emerging Writers Festival was digital this year. I really enjoyed each and every presenter. However, I have to say that Omar Sakr’s presentation ‘In Poetic … Continue reading

July 18, 2020 · Leave a comment

29th November, 2017

So after such a low blog a few months ago, this one is quite different.  I have been offered a publishing contract for my children’s book, Simon goes to Spain … Continue reading

November 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

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

August 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

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

January 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

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

July 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

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

2nd June, 2016

Well, I just finished reading Francine Prose’s book, ‘Reading Like a Writer’, which is a must read for anyone who, like me, wants to learn about writing without going to … Continue reading

June 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

19th May, 2016

As I plod through my editing, well it’s not quite that hum drum, deleting scenes in the first draft that don’t support the character development is proving more difficult than … Continue reading

May 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

5th May, 2016

More editing, and even more changes. I resorted to some recreational reading this week and despite it being a light read it had some excellent examples of tension.  Megan Crane’s … Continue reading

May 8, 2016 · Leave a comment