When journalist David Dobbs’ mother was dying, she shocked her children by asking that her ashes be spread in the waters off the coast of Hawaii, so that she could be with her former lover, […]
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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.
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- Pitching Errors: How Not to Pitch
- Paying for It: Getting Grants and Fellowships
- How Rebecca Skloot Built The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
- Taking Good Notes: Tricks and Tools
- Tools: Planner Pad, the Funnel of Focus
- 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
- Oral Histories in Science Journalism: An Underrated Art
- Show Me the Money: The Economics of Freelance Science Journalism
- Are You a Writer or an Editor? Part I: The Writers
- What Is Science Journalism Worth? Part II
- A Day in the Life of Ben Lillie
- Are You an Editor or a Writer? Part II: The Editors
- David Tuller Untangles the Research History of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Making the Leap from News to Books: Critical Questions
Ask TON: Getting Sources to Open Up
Michelle Nijhuis’s Nat Geo Adventure Began with a Word
Ask TON: How Soon to Repitch an Editor?
Seth Mnookin Follows a Family Battling a Rare Genetic Disease
Ask TON: Breaking Into Science Writing
Track Changes: From Writer to Editor
David Quammen on Turning Research Into Story, Part II
Ask TON: Using Outlines and Storyboards
David Dobbs Examines a Provocative New Theory of How Genes Shape Behavior
#$%^* This: What Else Are My Skills Good For?
Natural Habitat: Ed Yong
David Quammen on Turning Research Into Story, Part I
Making the Most of Lab Visits
Natural Habitat: Jessa Gamble
Single Best: Seth Mnookin