For the residents of Lakeshore, Ontario, the black fungus caking their homes was a problem, and they blamed the local distillery. For James Scott, the Sherlock Holmes of fungi, the identity of the unsightly mold was […]
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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
- Taking Good Notes: Tricks and Tools
- Tools: Planner Pad, the Funnel of Focus
- Meetings of Minds, or, How to Talk to a Scientist
- How Rebecca Skloot Built The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
- 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
- Virginia Hughes Enters the Land of the Sleepyheads
- Ask TON: What Does a Science Writing Master’s Program Get You?
- Nailing the Nut Graf
- Congratulations, You’re an Editor! What Do You Do Now?
- A Day in the Life of Amanda Gefter
- An Army of Helpers: Twitter as a Reporting Tool
Data Journalism: A Primer for Science Journalists
A Day in the Life of Amanda Gefter
A Day in the Life of Brian Switek
Track Changes: From Writer to Editor
Ask TON: When Is Outsourcing Unethical?
A Day in the Life of David Quammen
Ask TON: Why Blog?
Single Best: Charles Choi
Creating Characters on the Page
Good Beginnings: How to Write a Lede Your Editor—and Your Readers—Will Love
Natural Habitat: Andrew Curry
Lost and Found: How Great Nonfiction Writers Discover Great Ideas
David Grimm Covers Nuclear Fallout, Horse Brains, Mummified Remains, and Wine—All in One Story
Talking for Radio
Ask TON: How Many Stories at Once?
Helen Pearson Profiles an Activist Turned Scientist