The first purpose of this website is to put in the public domain some of the lessons about writing that I learnt and taught - and that I hope some people will find useful. The second is unashamedly to plug my latest book, a memoir (see panel, right) as well as my four books on medical writing.
The contents come from my four decades first as a journalist, then as a trainer specialising in writing and editing courses for health professionals.
There is plenty here to help you on your writing journeys. Topics range from how to write a journal article and to have a view about 'good writing' that makes writing easier as well as better - to definitions of the 'pub test' and putting on the 'posh overcoat'. I hope you enjoy your stay.
'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.