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.

December 27, 2008

Post-its in books and magazines.

Whenever you read a magazine or book (fiction or non-fiction) have a pile of post-its nearby. Stick one on when you find something useful or a quote you may want to use. Even if you don’t write on the post-it you’ll still save time flicking through pages saying ‘It’s here somewhere. I know it is.’ This is my last blog on post-its - for now anyway.

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