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.

March 18, 2010


You can't have too much of it in a novel, even amongst two characters that get on with each other. If there isn't some in every chapter then ask yourself why not?

1 comment:

Matthew Devereux said...

Agreed. Wonderful doctrine.


Complications. Crisis. Resolution.

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