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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- 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
A Day in the Life of Ben Lillie
Track Changes: From Writer to Editor
Writing Young: Crafting Science Stories for Kids
Rachel Aviv Examines the Science of Sex Abuse
A Day in the Life of Heather Boerner
Taking Good Notes: Tricks and Tools
Sharpening Ideas: From Topic to Story
#$%^* This: What Else Are My Skills Good For?
Roberta Kwok Tracks an Asteroid as It Hurtles toward Earth
Trading the Pipette for the Pen: Transitioning from Science to Science Writing
Brendan Koerner Storyboards a Hijacking Tale
Ask TON: Saving String
Phil McKenna Describes the Making of “Life in the Death Zone”
David Grimm Covers Nuclear Fallout, Horse Brains, Mummified Remains, and Wine—All in One Story
A Day in the Life of Jennifer Ouellette
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