Today we continue our series Single Best, where we ask top science writers and editors to give us their single best piece of advice, given or taken; or their single best idea, reporting trip or memorable experience. Here, Laura Helmuth shares a bit of wisdom she learned from Molly Ivins.
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- Pitching Errors: How Not to Pitch
- Meetings of Minds, or, How to Talk to a Scientist
- Taking Good Notes: Tricks and Tools
- How Rebecca Skloot Built The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
- Tools: Planner Pad, the Funnel of Focus
- Virginia Hughes Enters the Land of the Sleepyheads
- A Day in the Life of Amanda Gefter
- Phil McKenna Describes the Making of “Life in the Death Zone”
- A Day in the Life of Emma Marris
- Nailing the Nut Graf
- Ask TON: What Does a Science Writing Master’s Program Get You?
- Are You a Writer or an Editor? Part I: The Writers
- Show Me the Money: The Economics of Freelance Science Journalism
- An Army of Helpers: Twitter as a Reporting Tool
- Paying for It: Getting Grants and Fellowships
A Day in the Life of Hannah Hoag
Dispatches from Fact-Checking
David Dobbs Deconstructs “My Mother’s Lover”
Adam Rutherford Eulogizes the Space Shuttle
A Day in the Life of John Timmer
Like Being There: How Science Writers Use Sensory Detail
Ask TON: Repitching Killed Stories
Is Anyone Out There? Sourcing News Stories
Ask TON: How Many Interviews?
Ask TON: Are Edits Suggestions or Demands?
Happy Birthday to Us! And … Introducing “Ask TON”
Ask TON: How Much Editing to Expect?
Hillary Rosner Makes Readers Care about Saving an Unassuming Endangered Fish
Seeking to Awe: An “Oops!” Story
Single Best: Robin Lloyd
Robin Marantz Henig Explores the Biology of Anxiety