Have a Job, Be a Parent AND a Successful Writer – Tips by Heather Sunseri


by Fred E. Whyte Article Categories: ,


When you’re writing, where do you call it quits for the day?  HS—Ha! You ask as if I have a choice. Unfortunately, writing doesn’t come first in my life. I see it as a part of my overall career/job, but my husband and children come first. So, if it’s time for soccer practice and I’m in the middle of a sentence, that’s where I stop. And that actually works fine for me. When I start back up later that day or the next, I always reread the previous section written, so it’s not too hard to keep moving forward. Plus, the story is always churning in my head. I’m always working on the upcoming scenes while I drive, when I’m at the grocery store or making dinner… you get the point.  Did you have all the escalation in stakes and clues planned out in advance? Or did they come to […]

Cyber Bullying and the Writer


by Carrie De SimasArticle Categories: ,


I’ve known bully types. Who hasn’t? My husband’s ex-wife was one rabbit away from a Glenn Close impersonation. Notes on our car. Phone calls to his phone and then mine at all hours of the night (I think her record was 26 calls in 12 minutes). Emails that went on for pages and pages in a flat-out rant and filled with threats to him and their child. I did my best to manage this on my own for the sake of my stepson. I have never paid much heed to bully types because for the most part I believe that if you need to incessantly bark threats and insults like some small dog, that’s probably the worst of your bite too. The time came though that this yappy bully went to far. I called the police and reported her. The police’s bark was far louder than hers and she tucked […]