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.

February 25, 2010

No writing is ever wasted

Whatever you write is good practice. So if you start a story and it goes nowhere, the time you've spent even partly developing a character may prove useful later on.

1 comment:

dhruv said...

Hi Silja,

This is Dhruv Gupta. I met you with my daddy & mummy at Cape Cornwall on our Easter holiday last year. Have you published your book yet? We have fond memories of our time with you and the "Conundrum" we created! I am in Year 3 at Nottingham High Junior School now and look forward to hearing from you. My email is

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