Thriller Roundtable

June 27 – July 3: “Do your characters have favorite cocktails and meals for the summer?”

thriller-roundtable-logo5Summer’s in full swing, so we have to ask: Do your characters have favorite cocktails and meals for the summer? This week we’re joined by ITW Members Tim Baker, Robert Walton, Jennifer Delozier, James W. Ziskin, Camille Minichino, John Farrow and Manning Wolfe. Kick back with your favorite summertime beverage and enjoy!

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June 20 – 26: “Can you write from any location?”

thriller-roundtable-logo5Can you write from any location? Does changing your setting, time or place, spur new ideas? This week, those are the questions we ask ITW Members J. M. LeDuc, Tim Baker, Mike Dellosso, Tom Breen, Mary Burton, Gordon Chaplin, Camille Minichino and John Farrow.

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June 13 – 19: “What are your favorite countries for settings?”

thriller-roundtable-logo5This week we’re joined by ITW Members Tim Baker, Sidney Williams, Karen Harper, Robert Walton, Tom Breen, Connie Di Marco, J. T. Ellison, A. J. Kerns and John Farrow, to answer the question: What are your favorite countries for settings and why?

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June 6 – 12: “Are you satisfied with the number of reviews your books receive?”

thriller-roundtable-logo5This week we ask ITW Members J. Todd Scott, Don Helin, Stephen Martino, Mary Burton and John Farrow: As a writer, are you satisfied with the number of reviews your books receive?

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May 30 – June 5: “Characters: do you start from scratch or use models?”

thriller-roundtable-logo5This week we’re talking characters with ITW Members Kate Kessler, Patricia Rosemoor, Ralph Pezzullo, Jean Heller, Lisa Preston, Jennifer Soosar and William Lashner. When developing characters, do you start from scratch or use models (like real people or movie stars) to build from?

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May 23 – 29: “What is the best clue you’ve inserted into a novel?”

thriller-roundtable-logo5Clues foreshadow how plots unfold and characters react. This week we ask ITW Members Susana CalkinsJean Heller, Jean Harrington and Lisa Preston what is the best clue you’ve inserted into a novel?

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May 9 – 15: “What are your favorite places for settings, and why?”

thriller-roundtable-logo5This week ITW Members Larry D. Sweazy, Christine Goff, Patricia Rosemoor, Ralph Pezzullo, Dave Edlund, Jean Heller, Magnolia Smith and A.J. Kerns discuss cities, regions and countries when they answer the question: What are your favorite places for settings, and why?

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May 2 – 8: “What are your characters’ favorite activities?”

thriller-roundtable-logo5Characters in thrillers seem far too active to be couch potatoes. This week we ask ITW Members Kate Kessler, Patricia Rosemoor, Dave Edlund, Susanna C. Calkins, E. Michael Helms and Radha Vatsal what are your characters’ favorite activities?

 

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April 25 – May 1: “Imagine you could reach out to any author and ask a single question.”

thriller-roundtable-logo5Imagine you could reach out to any author (living or dead) and ask a single question. This week we ask ITW Members Thomas Kirkwood, Dustin Dodd, Elena Harwell, Jean Heller, J.D. Horn and J.L. Abramo which author would you choose? And, what is your question?

 

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April 18 – 24: “How do you avoid writer’s block?”

thriller-roundtable-logo5This week we discuss what’s on every writer’s mind, at least from time-to-time: writer’s block. Join ITW Members E. M. Powell, Allison Brennan, Duffy Brown, Thomas Kirkwood, Janelle Samara, Alex Segura, Ryan Quinn, Elena Harwell, Lisa Preston, Robin Yocum, J. D. Horn, Arthur Kerns and Susan Mangiero as they answer the question: How do you avoid writer’s block?

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April 11 – 17: “How do you create fresh and unique action scenes?”

thriller-roundtable-logo5Creating fresh and unique action scenes comes with the territory of writing thrillers. This week we ask the question on everyone’s mind: How do you do it? Join ITW Members Allison Brennan, Lisa Preston, Joe Hart, E. M. Powell, Thomas Kirkwood, Connie Archer, Reece Hirsch, Bobby Nash, Adrian Magson, Jeffery Hess, Ryan Quinn and Dustin Dodd for this can’t miss discussion.

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April 4 – 10: “Do you need music or absolute silence when writing?”

thriller-roundtable-logo5We have a steller line-up of ITW members this week as we delve into writing habits. Thomas Kirkwood, Janelle Samara, Bobby Nash, J. L. Abramo, Ryan Quinn, Chris Pavone, Alex Gordon, Elena Harwell, Allison Brennan, S.W. Lauden and Daco will answer the question on everyone’s playlist: Do you need music or absolute silence when writing?

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March 28 – April 3: “Discuss some of your favorite ‘door’ scenes.”

thriller-roundtable-logo5More action may take place around doors than any other architectural feature. This week ITW Members Ronnie Allen, Dave Edlund, Glen Erik Hamilton and A. J. Marcus discuss some of their favorite “door” scenes.

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March 14 – 20: “Must religion always be a clash?”

thriller-roundtable-logo5This week ITW Members Heather B. Moore, Libby Hellmann, Susan Froetschel, J. H. Bográn, Jean Heller and Jerry Amernic discuss religion and thrillers. Must religion, as described in thrillers, always be a clash?

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March 7 – 13: “How many thrillers do you read each year?”

thriller-roundtable-logo5How many thrillers do you read each year? This week ITW Members Heather B. Moore, Sanjida Kay, J. H. Bográn, Vaughn C. Hardacker and Jean Heller discuss what proportion thrillers represent of their overall reading and what were some favorites from last year?
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