Silja Swaby, half Jamaican, half Finnish, is a marine biologist and author. Funded by Arts Council England, she has won competitions, and been placed in prizes and awards. She is working on a series of futuristic thrillers, featuring a female biologist whose quiet academic life takes a drastic turn. Silja has taken creative writing courses at Cambridge University and more recently Yale University, USA.

Silja tutors writers, gives workshops, and provides a critique service. She is happily unmarried and lives in deepest Somerset, UK.

Silja Swaby is pronounced Sil-yah Sway-bee.

May 29, 2008

Indiana Jones

The latest IJ movie ticks all the boxes. OK, so Indiana is older, but still the character delivers in spades. But why don’t we tire of same old, same old? A character we like, admire and already know is a natural draw in a novel or on the screen. So it stands to reason when new characters are lining up to be cast, we all should be asking, will our readers like them and can they identify with this person? When the answer is, pass me my hat. I’m off on an adventure. You’re onto a winner.

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