© 2019 by Howard Gunston.

ABOUT

"WHAT'S IT TAKE TO BE A WRITER?"

Writers comma Ice Cream invites authors to chat about the craft of writing over ice cream. From aspiring novelists to bestsellers, from full-time writers to writers with a day job, guests represent different moments in a writer's journey as they offer - with ice cream in hand - insights into their own creative process. 

Howard Gunston,

Host

Howard Gunston dreams of being a Writer (emphasis on that capital "W"). He embarks on a mission to decode the craft armed only with a pair of microphones, a couple scoops of ice cream, and the surviving pages of his teenage scribbling.

Howard writes fiction and creative nonfiction, and he's been published by Blue Monday Review, Ricky's Back Yard, Prairie Winds, and TSR: The Southampton Review. He holds an MFA in creative writing from Stony Brook University. He lives with his accountant/sound-engineer/chief-ice-cream purchaser of a husband, Artie Gunston, and their three dogs on Long Island, New York.

Artie Gunston,

Resident Hero

Author of "Tocko Geos to School," Artie is the chief deficit counter at Writers comma Ice Cream. In addition, he finds time to buy Cherry Garcia, restore file crashes, stock the paper goods, equalize sound volumes, critique microphone posture, and call dibs on the nicest chair in the studio.

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Dottie Gunston,

Rejection Reader

"Your father and I were disappointed that you didn't follow through with the English. But it was your life." And with those encouraging words, Dottie Gunston strolls down memory lane to figure out where her son lost his writerly way.

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The Little Ones

Daisy, Buster, and Rex: the calmest, quietest, most well-mannered dogs in the world whom Listener shall certainly NEVER hear in the background.

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"THERE WAS A PERIOD OF TIME

when the whats and the hows and the whys of writing didn't matter to me.  A time when my creative muse's mortal enemy wasn't writers block, but a pesky dot matrix printer determined to misfeed my every page." 

HOWARD GUNSTON / WcIC/EPISODE 01