In 1969, as a 22-year-old student, I had the trip of a lifetime: 12,000 miles around the United States on Greyhound Buses. In the summer of 2019, I celebrated the Golden Jubilee by revisiting as much of the trip as was prudent for my time-worn frame. And I have written about the experience.
I took with me 30,000 word diary from my first trip, plus pictures, letters home and my first published newspaper articles. This has given me a unique insight on how I, America and travelling have all changed.
The book of the two journeys will be published on July 1 under the title Two summers: Nixon, Trump and Greyhound Buses.
The first purpose of this website is to share some of the many lessons that I learnt over a long career as writer and trainer of writers. The second is unashamedly to plug my books, including a memoir (see panel, right) and my book on writing scientific papers (also see right), now in its fourth edition. And when I have finished the one I am working on that will be publicised here too!
You will find tips on writing journal articles, memoirs, personal statements and eulogies. You will also find descriptions of the courses I developed and who is now delivering them. I have details of the talks I currently give. And I explain such useful concepts as the 'pub 'test' and 'putting on the posh overcoat'.
In short, you should find plenty on this website to entertain you, and to help you on your writing journeys.
'Tim Albert taught me almost all I know about clear writing, and even more importantly, he took away the fear of the empty page'– Dr Fiona Godlee, Editor in Chief, The BMJ.
'Beautifully written ... a rare good autobiography'
Talks now available: topics include the rise of the baby boomers and memories of a country newspaper 50 years ago. Click for details
Winning the publications game: the groundbreaking book on writing scientific papers.