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.

November 20, 2010

Time and tide wait for no man

Juggling timelines is something every writer must do. Readers will lose faith the instant someone knows something before they should. Tough for the writer who knows what happens, but can't let the characters let on. Craft, craft, craft.

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