Spreading good words around...
Spreading good words around...

Tips and stuff to help you write effectively

What I learnt about writing from Michael O'Donnell, editor of World Medicine


Hiring people you enjoy having lunch with and give your writers space to make mistakes are two of the lessons I learnt when working as deputy to Michael O'Donnell on the magazine World Medicine.


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10 tips for writing a memoir


Now I have finally finished writing a memoir (see panel right), I feel able to share some of the lessons I have learnt.


These include writing freely at the start of the process and hiring a professional proof-reader at the end.


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How to write - and present - a eulogy


After some recent personal experiences I have written down some guidelines on how to approach this very difficult - and rarely discussed - piece of writing. 


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Evaluating Personal Statements 


I am often asked to comment on the Personal Statements written by students applying for university. I have now written down what questions to ask.


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Two building blocks of effective writing


Discover a practical approach to style that transforms it from a measuring stick to an invaluable tool.


Read advice on structure that will increase the chances of your key message getting through to the target reader.


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Overcome writer's block

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Profit from the feedback

Click on the picture for advice on using comments from colleagues to improve your writing - and not make it worse! 

Preparing to write for a journal

Click on the picture for eight questions to ask before you start writing the first draft of your scientific paper or journal article.

'Beautifully written ... a rare good autobiography'


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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.

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