The Open Notebook
November 23, 2011 1:55 PM   Subscribe

The Open Notebook looks at how science writers, and some general nonfiction writers, practice their craft. Their Story-Behind-the-Story interviews are especially interesting, showing how projects like Rebecca Skloot's The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and David Dobbs Atavist story "My Mother's Lover" developed from start to finish. For writers, there's also a database of successful story pitches.
posted by gottabefunky (3 comments total) 41 users marked this as a favorite
This is wonderful -- as someone who is interested in getting into science writing, it's great to see the process behind the absorbing and indepth pieces articles you see.
posted by peacheater at 4:14 PM on November 23, 2011

It's interesting that in an era when people love to complain about the dumbing down of everything, intelligent science writing for a popular audience has become such a massive genre.
posted by joannemullen at 4:18 PM on November 23, 2011

Yeah, isn't it great? Popular science writing is definitely what got me interested in science in the first place.
posted by peacheater at 4:35 PM on November 23, 2011

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