Tooting Your Own Horn From Alabama in the Middle of the Night, and Other Words of Wisdom for Women in IT

Tooting Your Own Horn From Alabama in the Middle of the Night, & Other Words of Wisdom for Women in IT #womenintech

My sister, Cathy Amis Griffith, worked for Burroughs Corporation in the 1970s.  I sat down to ask her about what it was like working in the IT industry as a woman then.  Part 2 will follow next month. 

How did you get into the IT industry?

I graduated from the University of Georgia in 1974 with a degree in Special Education, taught for three years and discovered that I could not pay my bills. I…

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Driven to write

Driven to write, a daughter & dad essay by Judith Field

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The M1 gene

Writing and driving. Driving and writing. Linked in my memory.

My father started writing fiction in 1954. From the proceeds of his first book, he bought an Austin A30 and named it after his publisher. In 1960, the first of his books was filmed, and he upgraded to a Rover 90.

We lived in Liverpool but spent a lot of time driving to London, so that he could meet his agent, his…

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Weekly Wrap-Up - 7.20.14

Good morning, or good afternoon, or even good evening!

Whenever you read this, I hope it means you’re taking some time to enjoy reading a few interesting things. Fortunately, I’ve got just the thing!

We had another great batch of columns for you. Here’s a summary of last week’s posts:

Elisabeth Sharp McKetta gave us some great information on “Beginning with the Mythic Cycle” in memoir writing,…

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Horror 101

In “Horror 101”, Icy Sedgwick gives us a taste of dark things to come in her new column. #horror #writing

As this is the first post for this horror-themed column, I thought we’d take some time out to have a look at the main areas of horror – after all, it’s a wide-ranging genre whose content includes both Poltergeist and Saw. Some people will say they don’t like gory films, but they like ghost stories, while others find demonic activity boring when compared with thrillers – but they’re all horror!…

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Book Review - 3:59 by Gretchen McNeil

Seriously, who could resist this cover??? That’s one of the main reasons I purchased a copy of “3:59″ by Gretchen McNeil. So how shallow am I? And how important is the role of those jacket designers?
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This is definitely a book after my own heart: a YA sci-fi, action-packed adventure with a touch of romance, not to mention parallel worlds and a hefty dose of incomprehensible technical jargon. More…

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