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.
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
- Trading the Pipette for the Pen: Transitioning from Science to Science Writing
- Tools: Planner Pad, the Funnel of Focus
- Taking Good Notes: Tricks and Tools
- Carl Zimmer’s Brief Guide to Writing Explainers
- 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”
- Good Beginnings: How to Write a Lede Your Editor—and Your Readers—Will Love
- Are You a Writer or an Editor? Part I: The Writers
- Call for Fellowship Applications
- Narrative X-Rays: Looking at Stories’ Structural Skeletons
Deborah Blum Traces a Poisonous History
Office Hours with Lynne Friedmann
Serendipity Story: Hillary Rosner
Kathryn Schulz Paints a Chilling Picture of “The Really Big One”
Ask TON: How Do You Juggle Assignments?
How Rebecca Skloot Built The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Naming the Dog: The Art of Narrative Structure
A Day in the Life of Hannah Hoag
Robin Marantz Henig Explores the Biology of Anxiety
Stephen Ornes Explains the Science of Lightning to Young Readers
Good Beginnings: How to Write a Lede Your Editor—and Your Readers—Will Love
Adam Rogers Shadows a Fungus Detective
A Day in the Life of Rich Stone
Paige Williams Investigates a Dinosaur Fossil Underworld
Serendipity Story: A Pitch in Sheep’s Clothing
Susan Dominus Delves into the Lives and Minds of a Remarkable Pair of Conjoined Twins