You’re assigned to cover new developments in a complicated field. You know you have to include summaries of some results, and enough background to give readers a good overview. How can you bring some deliciously compelling narrative to a summary-type story?
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After many years of freelancing for publications such as Science, Reader’s Digest, HHMI Bulletin, and others, longtime science journalist and author Dan Ferber talks about the detective skills needed to spin a good science yarn. Ferber is co-author of Changing Planet, Changing Health: How the Climate Crisis Threatens our Health and What We Can Do About It.
I don’t really know how to take good research notes. I read and mark up papers, then end up just hoping some portion of what I’ve read will influence how I concoct my story. What do other people do to organize what they’ve read into something useful for planning and writing a story?
Concentrated fumes from a neighboring farm made Eric and Lisa Stickdorn so ill they had to leave their home and take up residence in a church basement. In a story that won the 2009-10 award […]