TON visits Christie Aschwanden, award-winning writer and editor for The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, O: the Oprah Magazine, Slate, and many other publications. A former professional skier, Christie lives in western Colorado.
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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
- Trading the Pipette for the Pen: Transitioning from Science to Science Writing
- Carl Zimmer’s Brief Guide to Writing Explainers
- Tools: Planner Pad, the Funnel of Focus
- Taking Good Notes: Tricks and Tools
- How Rebecca Skloot Built The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
- How to Tell Science Stories with Maps
- Kathryn Schulz Paints a Chilling Picture of “The Really Big One”
- Call for Fellowship Applications
- Good Beginnings: How to Write a Lede Your Editor—and Your Readers—Will Love
- Narrative X-Rays: Looking at Stories’ Structural Skeletons
- Are You a Writer or an Editor? Part I: The Writers
- Nailing the Nut Graf
- Are You an Editor or a Writer? Part II: The Editors
- Meetings of Minds, or, How to Talk to a Scientist
Ask TON: Saving String
Ask TON: Which Meetings?
How to Tell Science Stories with Maps
What Is Science Journalism Worth? Part I
Four Editors Give Tips on Writing Headlines. You Won’t Believe What Happens Next.
Words with Friends: The Story Behind the Scilance Book
Single Best: Maryn McKenna
An Army of Helpers: Twitter as a Reporting Tool
Covering the Environment Beat
Gabriel Spitzer Explores the Chicago Science Scene
What Is Science Journalism Worth? Part II
Tackling the Physical Sciences
David Dobbs Deconstructs “My Mother’s Lover”
A Day in the Life of Tim De Chant
Ask TON: Organizing Notes
A Day in the Life of Dan Vergano