Elinor is a freelance proofreader, playwright and poet. Current projects include novelising a vampire script, writing a novella tie-in for a science-fiction film (to be released next year), and assembling a poetry pamphlet. Elinor's short play 'Coup' was produced in 2012 at the White Bear Theatre, Kennington and is available on Kindle.
Elinor Perry-Smith in 60 seconds
When did you start writing?1997 London, UK.
What do you love about short stories?I love short stories because they're a crucible for startling ideas.
Do you write in other forms?Plays, poems, novellas and novels.
What distracts you from writing?Bloody Facebook!
Outside of writing, what are your other passions?My children, walking, films, reading, London.
What is your favourite book?Titus Andronicus
Who are your favourite writers?Octavia Butler, JG Ballard and Tanith Lee
Where is your dream location?The South Bank, London.
What one item would you put into Room 101?Hatred, so ageing darling...
Do you have any advice for new writers?Always carry a notebook and a good pen. Always eavesdrop. Never be afraid to take constructive criticism. Be in it for the long haul.
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