In medicine, the phrase “the placebo effect” is often prefaced by the word “just”—as though the word “placebo” were a synonym for a psychological trick or a fraud, nothing more than an annoying complication for […]
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The TON Pitch Database
To tell a compelling story to readers, you first need to sell it to an editor. TON has compiled dozens of successful feature pitches to a wide range of publications.
If you have a successful pitch you’d like to submit for the TON pitch database (and if the resulting story has been published), please contact us.
- Pitching Errors: How Not to Pitch
- Meetings of Minds, or, How to Talk to a Scientist
- A Day in the Life of Amanda Gefter
- Phil McKenna Describes the Making of “Life in the Death Zone”
- How Rebecca Skloot Built The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
- Taking Good Notes: Tricks and Tools
- Tools: Planner Pad, the Funnel of Focus
- Paying for It: Getting Grants and Fellowships
- Ask TON: Using PIOs to Hunt Stories
- Nailing the Nut Graf
- Ask TON: What Does a Science Writing Master’s Program Get You?
- How to Ace a 300-Word Story: An Interview with Roy Peter Clark
- Are You a Writer or an Editor? Part I: The Writers
- Show Me the Money: The Economics of Freelance Science Journalism
- Are You an Editor or a Writer? Part II: The Editors
Are You a Writer or an Editor? Part I: The Writers
Adam Rutherford Eulogizes the Space Shuttle
Ask TON: How Do You Juggle Assignments?
Holly Tucker Animates a Centuries-Old Science Story
Making the Leap from News to Books: Critical Questions
Richard Todd on Good Prose
Happy Birthday to Us! And … Introducing “Ask TON”
Natural Habitat: Cassandra Willyard
Ask TON: Are Edits Suggestions or Demands?
Steve Silberman Finds the Placebo Effect Is … Pretty Sweet
Ask TON: Conducting and Condensing Q&A Interviews
Single Best: Paul Raeburn
Creating Characters on the Page
Natural Habitat: Mary Caperton Morton
Writing for Women’s Magazines
How Rebecca Skloot Built The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks