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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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.
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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
- Tools: Planner Pad, the Funnel of Focus
- Taking Good Notes: Tricks and Tools
- 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
- Meetings of Minds, or, How to Talk to a Scientist
- Are You a Writer or an Editor? Part I: The Writers
- Nailing the Nut Graf
- Are You an Editor or a Writer? Part II: The Editors
- Ask TON: What Does a Science Writing Master’s Program Get You?
- Virginia Hughes Enters the Land of the Sleepyheads
Resurrecting the Dead: Richard Conniff on Bringing Historical Characters to Life
Erica Klarreich Profiles an Award-Winning Mathematician
Happy Birthday to Us! And … Introducing “Ask TON”
A Day in the Life of Maggie Koerth-Baker
How to Ace a 300-Word Story: An Interview with Roy Peter Clark
Ask TON: How Much Editing to Expect?
Brendan Koerner Storyboards a Hijacking Tale
Ask TON: How Many Stories at Once?
Natural Habitat: Ed Yong
Seeking to Awe: An “Oops!” Story
Susan Dominus Delves into the Lives and Minds of a Remarkable Pair of Conjoined Twins
Ask TON: How Soon to Repitch an Editor?
Pitching Errors: How Not to Pitch
George Johnson Chases Lightning
Covering the Environment Beat
Natural Habitat: Christie Aschwanden