The Open Notebook peers into one my articles

By Carl Zimmer | February 10, 2011 12:42 pm

Siri Carpenter and Jeanne Erdmann have started a cool project called The Open Notebook, in which they talk to science writers about how they put together a particular story. For their latest dissection, they chose my New York Times story from last year on the microbes that swarm in our bodies. They talked to me about how I wrote that piece, and my approach to writing in general (short answer: chaos). They even included an audio excerpt from one of the interviews I did for the story. If you’re curious about the sausage around here gets made, check it out.

[Image: My microbiome Moleskine]

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Comments (1)

  1. Molly

    Your chaos makes me very happy. I especially like the simple wording (“bad things”) and the use of arrows.

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