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.

October 16, 2008

One, two, three

If you have a post-it facility on your computer – use it. The business community have long known that if you prioritise your tasks for the day you get things done. The trick is to list your top three jobs, in order, on the post-it, and start with number one. When it is finished, start number two. Reassess if you have to, but you should be working on the most important. I have spent the morning completing the tax return I’ve been putting off and guess what number two was…?

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