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 31, 2011

Getting it right

It's all too easy to jot stuff down, do a bit of editing and think it's OK. Jonny Geller wrote on his blog he started reading a book on Kindle that had so many typos he wanted to throw it against the wall. Paying attention to every last detail is a skill all writers should learn.

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