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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- Pitching Errors: How Not to Pitch
- Trading the Pipette for the Pen: Transitioning from Science to Science Writing
- Taking Good Notes: Tricks and Tools
- Tools: Planner Pad, the Funnel of Focus
- How Rebecca Skloot Built The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
- Carl Zimmer’s Brief Guide to Writing Explainers
- Kathryn Schulz Paints a Chilling Picture of “The Really Big One”
- Are You a Writer or an Editor? Part I: The Writers
- The Science Byline Counting Project: Where Are the Women—and Where Are They Not?
- How to Tell Science Stories with Maps
- Good Beginnings: How to Write a Lede Your Editor—and Your Readers—Will Love
- Nailing the Nut Graf
Richard Todd on Good Prose
Ask TON: Mastering News Turnaround
Natural Habitat: Mark Schrope
Ask TON: Nailing Physical Descriptions
Ask TON: Using Outlines and Storyboards
Kathryn Schulz Paints a Chilling Picture of “The Really Big One”
Natural Habitat: Cynthia Graber
Jennifer Kahn Asks: Can a Child Psychopath Be Saved?
A Day in the Life of Tim De Chant
Single Best: Deborah Blum
Natural Habitat: Priya Shetty
Seth Mnookin Follows a Family Battling a Rare Genetic Disease
Adam Rutherford Eulogizes the Space Shuttle
Science Blogging: The Essential Guide Makes an Online Home at TON
Natural Habitat: Cassandra Willyard
Weaving a Seamless Tale from Threads of Narrative and Exposition
The TON Pitch Database
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