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.

May 23, 2013

Character tags

A good way to make a character memorable is to give them a tag - or brand item. The most famous is the deerstalker and pipe know what? His tag is so distinctive, I don't even need to give him a name. Give your protagonist one and you'll do your writing and readers a real favour.

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