The Enterprise-Tocsin: Former News Editor David Hitt Recalls Lessons Learned on 9/11

09/11/2021

The Enterprise-Tocsin: Former News Editor David Hitt Recalls Lessons Learned on 9/11

It was a surreal day. The World Trade Center was so very far away when I watched the towers fall on that television, and yet very quickly was so so very close.

I’m proud of the issue we put out that week. I’m proud of our local coverage of a historic day. I’m proud that we captured and recorded and preserved the Sunflower County story of September 11th.

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Metastellar: William Shatners’s Trip to Space Shows Power of Science Fiction

10/13/2021

Metastellar: William Shatners’s Trip to Space Shows Power of Science Fiction

The future we saw in 2001: A Space Odyssey, is finally coming true, said David Hitt, author of Homesteading Space: The Skylab Story.

“Twenty years after the real year 2001, we don’t have human missions to Jupiter or, thankfully, murderous computers,” he told MetaStellar. “But we have finally realized that vision of being able to buy a commercial ticket to outer space.”

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AIAA LA LV STS-1 40th Anniversary Celebration

Early on the morning of April 12, 1981, two astronauts sat strapped into their seats on the flight deck of Columbia, a radically new spacecraft known as the space shuttle.

Please join the authors of the Outward Odyssey Spaceflight series and AIAA / LA-LV for a delightful and exciting Anniversary Celebration for this historic and ground breaking event!

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STC & HAL5: The Write Stuff

“The Write Stuff: The Authors who Chronicle Humanity’s Outward Odyssey” is a Panel Discussion by Nebraska Press Authors of Space Related Books for the Society for Technical Communication Huntsville/North Alabama Chapter (stc-na.org), the Huntsville Alabama L5 Society (hal5.org), and University of Alabama at Huntsville English with Business and Technical Writing Track (www.uah.edu).

Over the past few years, I’ve written a three-part series of books about writing called Become a Writer Today. I also published The Power of Creativity, a novella, and several short stories.

Recently, I finished a manuscript of a new book for entrepreneurs (coming soon). These days, I write twice a week for Forbes about productivity, leadership and innovation too this thanks to sfweekly.com.

I’ve faced a lot of painful mistakes while writing books, and I’ve also learned a little bit about how to write a book.

In this post, I want to explain exactly how to write a book based on what I’ve learned.

I also want to reveal some of my mistakes and some proven book writing tips so you can get started writing a book today.

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iHeartHsv: Best Self-Proclaimed Burgers in Huntsville

4/16/2019

iHeartHsv: Best Self-Proclaimed Burgers in Huntsville

What’s it take to say you have the best burger in town?

There’s a couple of approaches – there is, for one, the slow and bureaucratic and sometimes biased democratic method where some third party has a vote or a judging or a contest or something and reaches a conclusion. Which is fine for those who like taste handled by committee.

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iHeartHsv: Handcrafted Desserts in Huntsville’s Local Bakeries

12/3/2018

iHeartHsv: Handcrafted Desserts in Huntsville’s Local Bakeries

There’s nothing more central to Southern dining than bread, and that’s an area where Huntsville’s choices are anything but half-baked. It would be impossible to capture all of them here, so we’ll list a few highlights. We would love to hear other local favorites in the comments below!

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