writing

There are doubtless many skills involved in writing for impact. But we will never learn those skills unless we are motivated to do so. For that to happen, attitudes – or rather social norms – in our discipline have to change. There are many entrenched views that stand in the...

I was hugely impressed in your talk just now with the walk through science that you took, and how multidisciplinary and multi-method your approach has been. What are the roots of that...

At a fringe event on Psychology and Literature, members of the Nottingham Writers’ Studio reflected upon different styles of sharing stories in scientific and creative writing.

Anne Goodwin, retired Clinical Psychologist, described the new experience of being judged by...

The shortlist for the Wellcome Book Prize 2016 has been announced, with a strong psychological theme again running through the nominations.

Celebrating the best new books that engage with any aspect of medicine, health or illness, Wellcome say that the 2016 shortlist '...

The long list for this year’s Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction includes a book exploring the place of humans in the digital age, as well as an exploration of the history of autism and the future of those who...

My mother, Voula Grand, is a Chartered Psychologist and novelist. Her professional practice focuses on the development of leaders in global corporations. She has 30 years’ experience working with teams and individuals using a range of psychological techniques to enhance...

‘This is a book about the power of language – strong style, single words – to shape our sense of place.’ So begins this field guide to the literature Macfarlane loves, which doubles as a word hoard of wood, water and earth. There are thousands of terms from dozens of...

I have read with much interest the article ‘Words and sorcery’ by Simon Oxenham and Jon Sutton (March 2015). I believe that writing is a talent and for those who need to learn how to do it...

The shortlist for the 2015 Wellcome Book Prize has been announced. Including two novels and four non-fiction books, the shortlist 'captures a diverse range of subjects and perspectives, from brain surgeons to...

Back in 1971 Stanislav Andreski’s Social Sciences as Sorcery slammed academics for their inability to write clearly. There was, he argued, an ‘abundance of pompous bluff and paucity of new ideas’, a use of ‘obfuscating jargon’ to conceal a lack of anything to say. This was,...