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The Open Notebook peers into one my articles

The LoomBy Carl ZimmerFeb 10, 2011 5:42 PM


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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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