12 episodes

Join host Howard Gunston and the guests of Writers comma Ice Cream as they chat about craft and risk brain freeze to answer one question: what's it take to be a writer?

Writers comma Ice Cream Howard Gunston

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

Join host Howard Gunston and the guests of Writers comma Ice Cream as they chat about craft and risk brain freeze to answer one question: what's it take to be a writer?

    Episode 12: A Question Answered

    Episode 12: A Question Answered

    Season finale. Howie makes sense of all the advice, the visual prompt is revealed, and the guests of Writers comma Ice Cream offer Listener an intergalactic send-off.

    • 19 min
    Episode 11: A Book's Buzz

    Episode 11: A Book's Buzz

    Novelist Susan Scarf Merrell ditches a manuscript that won’t sell, Writers comma Ice Cream ventures outside, and Howie sees a fight in his future.

    • 30 min
    Episode 10: A Truth to Write

    Episode 10: A Truth to Write

    "Writers comma Ice Cream" returns with apologies and a flashback. Marine Ecologist Carl Safina brings the reader with him, Howie opens the pit of despair, and Listener gets another crack at the visual prompt.

    • 27 min
    Episode 09: A Different Type of Story

    Episode 09: A Different Type of Story

    Scientist Paul Lawrence writes a technical story without vivacious verbs, argues on behalf of cherry garcia, and contemplates a unique zombie setting. Artie reads another manuscript, Listener gets a not-so-classified briefing about Plum Island, and Howie’s literary bones creak. Recommended ice cream: Cherry Garcia.

    • 20 min
    Episode 08: A YA Firecracker

    Episode 08: A YA Firecracker

    Author Patty Blount writes a book in 7 weeks, gets serious about chocolate, and wins an award. Listener learns about high concept, Artie earns a new title, and Howie's dreams are crushed. Recommended ice cream: Chocolate Therapy.

    • 20 min
    Episode 07: A Lot of Books

    Episode 07: A Lot of Books

    Author Lee Mandel spins a writing prompt into a career, Tweets times three, and publishes another book.  Host Howard Gunston writes a plotless story, and Listener learns a secret about Ashleigh Royce and Holleigh James. Recommended ice cream: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough.

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

Capt mcCrash ,

What happened???

Is everyone ok? The series started so strong but has been delayed more and more often. I hope that success hasn't gone to the crews head.

Lynnemeaghan ,

Hungry for more

This podcast offers the listener insight into what makes a Writer (Capitol W) a Writer. Going on a journey with the host, Howard, as he tries to figure out how to turn his passion for writing into his career. I was hooked from the very first episode.Beautifully produced, interesting guests and a chance to peak behind the curtain of what it takes to be a Writer. I can't wait to hear more!!

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