Every aspiring writer should read this book before he starts. Every doctor whose work has been rejected or changed should read it to find out what went wrong. Journalism is one of the msot challenging and rewarding of the writing skills, but success depends on sound preparation and careful thought. Tim Albert is widely recognized as the leading trainer in medical journalism and those who follow his step-by-step advice could quickly see their name in print.
'Tim Albert is ideally qualified to write this book. Not only is he a accomplished writer but he's one of the few journalists I know who is also a talented teacher. My only grouse about the book is that it didn't exist when I first hung up my stehoscope and tried to turn myself into a writer. It would have spared me months of struggle in an alien world where experience eventually taught me some of the lessons I could have learned less traumatically from these pages.'
From the foreword by Michael O'Donnell