Category Archives: Art of writing


Lumpers, splitters and tabletops

TweetI can’t remember who said this, but there are basically only two types of thinkers (hence writers) – lumpers and splitters. Lumpers are those casual, freethinking types who put things together as the big picture, not being too¬† bothered by … Continue reading

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Ethics and editing

TweetA middle-aged couple who called themselves “grey rovers” asked me to help them write a book about their road trip through Africa. They showed dozens of photos and were burning with enthusiasm to have their story told. “Greys can do … Continue reading

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Books for a living

TweetWriters can struggle to make a living but when things come together it’s wonderful. In the past few weeks I’m proud to have been associated with the launch of two new books: The autobiography of Zimbabwe Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai … Continue reading

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