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 10, 2009


It sounds like embarrassing surgical procedure but is actually a way of dividing the population into nine psychological character types. The first being Type 1, a critical perfectionist who likes things to be orderly and fears corruption and evil. Type 2, is a loving carer, proud and nurturing, who hate to be unloved or unappreciated. Google the term for the rest and see if you gain any insights to characters you are 'getting to know'.

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