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 09, 2010

The human brain

Sometimes it's hard to work out what happens next in your story. You need a character to be at a certain place at a certain time, but how do you get them there - for a good reason and not just have them happen to be passing? Your human brain will sort it for you. Just give it time!

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