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.

September 11, 2008

Face Up

It seems a writer, no matter how successful, can get away without at least some self promotion. Informing the writing media of any successes, however small is a good beginning, but keep your eyes open for other publicity opportunities. Writers’ Forum, for example, are advertising for short news articles about writers’ groups. If you are a member of one then think about what makes your group unique and send in a photo. It worked for my group FourTold Fiction. It could work for yours.

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