Thriller Roundtable

October 14 – 20: “What features of a thriller by an unknown author would make you want to read it?”

thriller-roundtable-logo5This week ITW Members Marietta Miles, James R. Hannibal, Alex Lettau and Mark Atley are talking about unknowns, such as unknown authors: What features of a thriller by an unknown author would make you want to read it? Scroll down to the “comments” section to follow along. You won’t want to miss this!

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October 7 – 13: “Is it hard to start a new novel?”

thriller-roundtable-logo5ITW members Elizabeth Goddard, James R. Hannibal, D. P. Lyle, Mark Atley, Marietta Miles, J. H. Bográn and Dana King are here this week to address the questions on everyone’s mind: Is it hard to start a new novel? Is there a difference between writing a series or stand-alone? Scroll down to the “comments” section to follow along. You won’t want to miss this!

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September 30 – October 6: “What is one myth about being an author you’d like to debunk?”

thriller-roundtable-logo5This week ITW members Christopher Brown, Catharine Riggs, DiAnn Mills, Steve Anderson, Kat Martin, Joanna Davidson Politano and A. J. Kerns are the literary equivalent of the Myth Busters crew. This week’s question: What is one myth about being an author you’d like to debunk? Scroll down to the “comments” section to follow along. You won’t want to miss this!

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September 23 – 29: “Are thriller authors particularly pressured to write fast?”

thriller-roundtable-logo5A.J. Liebling once quipped, “I can write faster than anyone who can write better, and I can write better than anyone who can write faster.” Are thriller authors particularly pressured to write fast? This week we’ll hear from ITW Members Christopher Brown, DiAnn Mills, Don Helin and Reece Hirsch. You won’t want to miss it! Scroll down to the “comments” section section to follow along…but be quick about it!

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September 16 – 22: “Do you prefer to read a print book or on an E-Reader, and why?”

thriller-roundtable-logo5This week we’re rekindling the age-old debate: paper book vs. e-book. Join ITW Members Joanna Davidson Politano, DiAnn Mills, Don Helin and Steve Anderson as they discuss whether they prefer to read a print book or on an e-reader. Follow along in the comments section below!

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September 9 – 15: “What are high stakes and why are they important?”

thriller-roundtable-logo5We hear the phrase “high stakes” quite often when it comes to writing and storytelling, but what does it really mean. This week we’re joined by ITW Members DiAnn Mills, Reece Hirsch, J. H. Bográn and Joanna Davidson Politano as they define high stakes and explain why they are so important. Scroll down to the “comments” section to follow along. You won’t want to miss this!

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September 2 – 8: “How do you overcome the challenges of being both an agent/editor and a published author?

thriller-roundtable-logo5Wearing two hats can present some unusual challenges. This week we’re joined by authors who are also agents and/or editors, to ask: How do you overcome the challenges of being both an agent/editor and a published author? Please welcome Paula Munier, Juliet Grames, Jason Pinter, Lois Winston and Dawn Ius! Scroll down to the “comments” section to follow along. You won’t want to miss this!

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August 26 – September 1: “Besides thrillers, what other genres do you love to read/write?”

thriller-roundtable-logo5Everyone here at ITW loves thrillers, but this week we’re wondering what other genres you love to read and even write? Join ITW Members Alex Segura, Lynn Chandler Willis, Ann Simas and J. H. Bográn as they discuss stepping out side the thriller genre. Scroll down to the “comments” section to follow along. You won’t want to miss this!

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August 19 – 25: “How do you separate yourself from the characters you write?”

thriller-roundtable-logo5The questions keep coming this summer! This week ITW members Andy Wolfendon, Lynn Chandler Willis, Ann Simas, Ronie Kendig and J. A. Walsh will answer the question: How do you separate yourself from the characters you write? Or do you? Scroll down to the “comments” section to follow along. You won’t want to miss this!

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August 12 – 18: “What is voice, and what advice can you give to aspiring writers to find their own?”

thriller-roundtable-logo5Some questions are more difficult to answer than others. To that end, this week’s line-up of ITW Members, Andy Wolfendon, Lynn Chandler Willis, Ellison Cooper and Aoife Clifford, will address the all-important writer’s voice. What is it, and what advice can you give to aspiring writers to find their own? Scroll down to the “comments” section to follow along. You won’t want to miss this!

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August 5 – 11: “How do you seamlessly interweave the plots, sub-plots, and filler scenes?”

thriller-roundtable-logo5This week we’re talking with ITW Members Heather Redmond, Lynn Chandler Willis, J. A. Walsh and Aoife Clifford. The question of the week for our authors is: How do you seamlessly interweave the plots, sub-plots, and filler scenes in your novels?

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July 29 – August 4: “Is it difficult to write characters of the opposite sex?”

thriller-roundtable-logo5This week we’re joined by ITW members Bob Mayer, Kimberly Belle, Hilary Davidson, Meghan Holloway and Arthur Kerns as they discuss writing characters of the opposite sex. Is it difficult? How do you tackle it?

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July 22 – 28: “Tell us about your favorite book on the craft of writing.”

thriller-roundtable-logo5On WritingPlot and StructureWriting the Breakout Novel…this week we’re joined by ITW Members Sheila Lowe, J. H. Bográn, R. J. Pineiro, Arthur Kerns, Elizabeth Blake and Lee Murray as they tell us their favorite book on the craft of writing, and why. Grab a pencil and paper and get ready to write these titles down! Scroll down to the “comments” section below to follow along.

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July 15 – 21: “What was the most difficult thing to research in your last novel?”

thriller-roundtable-logo5ITW Members Jodé Millman, Sheila Lowe, Mike Houtz and Hilary Davidson join us this week to discuss researching their novels. Inquiring minds want to know, What was the most difficult thing to research in your last novel? Scroll down to the “comments” section to follow along!

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June 24 – 30: “At what age did you realize writing suited you, and how did it happen?”

thriller-roundtable-logo5It’s the first full week of summer and ThrillerFest is just around the corner! This week we’re joined by ITW Members D. P. Lyle, DiAnn Mills, Jen Conley, Hannah Mary McKinnon, Frank Zafiro, Timothy Jay Smith, Gerald Dean Rice, Tracy Clark and Lee Murray as they reminisce about the beginning of their writing journey. At what age did you realize writing suited you, and how did it happen? Scroll down to the “comments” section to follow along!

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