Thriller Roundtable

March 20 – 26: “Adorable and sweet animals can turn nasty. Can these transformations backfire?

thriller-roundtable-logo5Adorable and sweet animals can turn nasty. A classic example is The Birds by Alfred Hitchcock. This week ITW Members Larissa Reinhart, Toni LoTempio and J. H. Bográn discuss whether or not these transformations can backfire?

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March 13 – 19: “Do apartments, cottages, McMansions or hotel rooms work best for thrillers?”

thriller-roundtable-logo5Homes in thrillers? Do apartments, cottages, McMansions or hotel rooms work best for thrillers? This week ITW Members Phillip Donlay, Lynn Chandler Willis, David Sakmyster, Michael Niemann, Debra Webb, Merry Jones, Nathan Walpow and Paul A. Barra describe how a home for their protagonists shapes the story.

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March 6 – 12: “Do thrillers contribute to the skepticism?

thriller-roundtable-logo5Societies are increasingly doubting the expert opinions in science, politics, economics and more. Does the internet, or do thrillers, contribute to the skepticism? That is the question posed to this week’s ITW Members Lynn Chandler Willis, Michael Niemann and Merry Jones.

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February 27 – March 5: “Do you review books in your genre?”

thriller-roundtable-logo5Some authors refuse to blurb or review books in their genre, because as one put it, she did not want to be accused of borrowing ideas. This week we ask ITW Members David Alexander, Adrian Magson, Jon Land, A. J. Kerns, J. H. Bográn, Wendy Byrne and Frank Zafiro, do you review books in your genre?

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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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