Thriller Roundtable

February 20 – 26: “How long does it take you to write a book?”

thriller-roundtable-logo5How long does it take you to write a book? Why do some stories flow so much faster than others? These are the questions posed this week to ITW Members Karen Harper, Jean Harrington, David Alexander, Heidi Renee Mason, Winter Austin, Paul D. Marks, Adrian Magson, Susan Fleet, A.J. Kerns and Ronnie Allen.

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February 13 – 19: “Do you encourage your family and community to read more?”

thriller-roundtable-logo5This week we’re joined by ITW Members Winter Austin, Christopher Mari, Paul D. Marks, Lisa Black and Frank Zafiro. The question on everyone’s mind is, “as an author, do you encourage your family and community to read more?”

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February 6 – 12: “How is the outcome of the 2016 US presidential election going to change thrillers?”

thriller-roundtable-logo5Join ITW Members David Alexander, John Falbey and Jon Land as they discuss how the outcome of the 2016 US presidential election is going to change thrillers. You won’t want to miss it!

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January 30 – February 5: “Antagonists, why do we love to hate them?”

thriller-roundtable-logo5This week we’re joined by ITW Members Sarah K. Stephens, Ritter Ames, Steven Konkoly, Rachel Amphlett, Linda Lee Kane, Patricia Smiley, Jane Jordan, A.J. Kerns and Mary Lawrence as they discuss antagonists: why do we love to hate them?

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January 23 – 29: “What is your take on music for writing?”

thriller-roundtable-logo5Some authors publish playlists of the music they listened to while writing, or that otherwise inspired their novel. This week we ask ITW Members Sarah K. Stephens, Angel Luis Colón, Linda Lee Kane and Patricia Smiley, what is your take on music for writing?

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January 16 – 22: “What is the riskiest thing you’ve done in the name of research?”

thriller-roundtable-logo5To research, or not to research, has never really been the question, but this week we’re joined by ITW Members Alison Joseph, Linda Lee Kane, Patricia Smiley and Vincent Zandri to answer the question: “What is the riskiest thing you’ve done in the name of research?”

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January 9 – 15: “Is it possible to fall in love again?”

thriller-roundtable-logo5In the midst of struggling to finish a manuscript, writers often admit to loathing the story. This week, ITW Members Sarah K. Stephens, Angel Luis Colón, Alison Joseph, Alexandra Ivy, Jeff Soloway, Adrian Magson, AJ Davidson, Linda Lee Kane, Patricia Smiley, Thomas Perry, Mary Lawrence, A.J. Kerns, Dana King and Nichole Christoff discuss whether or not it’s possible to fall in love again? Or is the passion gone for good?

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December 12 – 18: “Your New Year’s resolutions for 2017, writing, and thrillers?”

thriller-roundtable-logo52017 is right around the corner! This week we ask ITW Members Joan Hall Hovey, Ray Dyson, Christopher Mari, Jeremy K. Brown, Carter Wilson and J.H. Bográn, what are your New Year’s resolutions for 2017, writing, and thrillers?

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December 5 – 11: “Are our stories about saving the world?”

thriller-roundtable-logo5Are our stories about “saving the world” or can we work at a microcosm level with everyday routines and human exchanges? This week ITW Members Keith Dixon, Ginny Fite, Maynard Sims and Ray Dyson discuss. You won’t want to miss it!

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November 28 – December 4: “How do you make more time for writing?”

thriller-roundtable-logo5Do you stop taking care of the house and the yard? Drop friends? Abandon your family? This week ITW Members Debbie De Louise, Gayle Trent, Mary Miley, Ronie Kendig, Phyllis Smallman, Jerri Williams and Ray Dyson discuss how writers can make more time for writing.

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November 14 to 20: “The holidays are here. Will you slow down or speed up writing?”

thriller-roundtable-logo5The holidays are fast approaching! Will this slow down, or speed up your writing? This week, ITW Members Hank Phillipi Ryan, Ray Anderson, Anna J. Stewart, J. T. Rogers and Neil Plakcy will discuss the pace at which their writing is effected.

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November 7 – 13: “Describe some of your favorite symbolism detected in recent thrillers.”

thriller-roundtable-logo5This week we’re talking symbolism with ITW Members Hank Phillippi Ryan, J. T. Rogers and J. H. Bográn. Describe some of your favorite symbolism detected in recent thrillers.

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October 31 – November 6: “Is tone linked more to the author’s or the character’s attitude?”

thriller-roundtable-logo5We have a full house this week, with ITW Members Hank Phillippi Ryan, Mona Karel, Simon Maltman, Jean Rabe, Vicki Delany, Anna J. Stewart, David Mannes, Carole Nelson Douglas, J. T. Rogers, Neil Plakcy, A. J. Kerns and David C. Dawson all discussing tone. Is tone linked more to the author’s or the character’s attitude?

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October 24 – 30: “Can Halloween be a good setting for a thriller?”

thriller-roundtable-logo5This week we’re joined by ITW Members John Hegenberger, Christina Hoag, Charlaine Harris, Alexia Gordon, C. E. Lawrence and James Marshall as they discuss the question: Can Halloween be a good setting for a thriller, or is it destined to be the genre of horror forever?

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October 17 – 23: “How do you develop scientific / technological plots?”

thriller-roundtable-logo5“How do you develop scientific/technological plots? How far can imagination go and not fall into the realm of science fiction?” These are the questions on tap this week when we’re joined by ITW Members Benjamin Dancer, John Hegenberger, Stephanie Osborn, Rich Zahradnik and James Marshall Smith.

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