This week about 200 science writers gathered in my hometown of Madison, Wisconsin for a conference on Science Writing in the Age of Denial, hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with support from the National Association of […]
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- Pitching Errors: How Not to Pitch
- Trading the Pipette for the Pen: Transitioning from Science to Science Writing
- Taking Good Notes: Tricks and Tools
- Meetings of Minds, or, How to Talk to a Scientist
- Tools: Planner Pad, the Funnel of Focus
- How Rebecca Skloot Built The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
- Virginia Hughes Enters the Land of the Sleepyheads
- A Day in the Life of Amanda Gefter
- An Army of Helpers: Twitter as a Reporting Tool
- Nailing the Nut Graf
- Phil McKenna Describes the Making of “Life in the Death Zone”
- Congratulations, You’re an Editor! What Do You Do Now?
- Ask TON: What Does a Science Writing Master’s Program Get You?
- Are You a Writer or an Editor? Part I: The Writers
- A Day in the Life of Emma Marris
What Is Science Journalism Worth? Part II
Pictures and Prose: When Photographers and Writers Work Together
Ask TON: Is This Draft Too Long?
Virginia Hughes Enters the Land of the Sleepyheads
A Day in the Life of Tim De Chant
Ask TON: Using PIOs to Hunt Stories
Creating Characters on the Page
Natural Habitat: Andrew Curry
Butterfly On A Bullet
Seeking to Awe: An “Oops!” Story
A Day in the Life of Heather Boerner
Ask TON: How to Build Narrative in Explanatory Stories
A Day in the Life of Brian Switek
Ask TON: Organizing Notes
Ask TON: Planning Reporting
Like Being There: How Science Writers Use Sensory Detail