Courses offered by Elanor Dymott include:

  • Finding the line: structure and the structural edit
  • Rain after drought: starting to write (again)
  • Spit and polish: sentence-level style and the line edit
  • Once upon a time: use techniques from fiction in your thesis/ dissertation/ article

About Elanor

Elanor writes novels and short stories, and teaches fiction and creative writing to postgraduates. After practising commercial law in London and South East Asia, she reported English and European law for The Times and the Incorporated Council of Law Reporting.

Elanor completed an RLF Writing Fellowship at the LSE in 2018, and has been a Senior Teaching Fellow for the Writing Masters at Warwick University. Her short stories are published in UK literary magazines, and in anthology in Italy and the US. Her first novel, Every Contact Leaves A Trace, was published in the UK, the US and in translation, and longlisted for the Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award. Silver and Salt was published in April, 2017, and Slack-Tide in January, 2019.

Elanor enjoys working with academics to explore new ways of telling their research stories. Her teaching technique is tailored to the individual or group concerned, with pair, solo and group work. Drawing on her background in law, she is especially good at helping academics to write clearly, and to edit their work with precision. As a novelist, she enjoys working with academics to find their voice, or if they’ve already found it, to make it louder.

Discipline areas: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences
Topics: Dissertations, theses, literature reviews, reflective commentaries, online communication, letters and emails, journal articles, research or grant proposals, books, communicating with non-specialists, preparing for conferences
Participants: Postgraduates (research), postgraduates (taught), staff (academic)
Activities: Workshops, retreats, seminars, tutorials, talks/presentations, online community commentaries
Consultant's background: Journalist, novelist
Location: London and South East England
Availability for travel: International