Thriller Roundtable

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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October 10 – 16: “Print books vs. an E-Reader?

thriller-roundtable-logo5This week we’re joined by ITW Members Benjamin Dancer, John Hegenberger, Christina Hoag, Margo Kelly, Mona Karel, Barbara Nickless, Lisa Turner, R.G. Belsky and Arthur Kerns as they discuss print books vs. E-Readers: Do you prefer to read a print book, or on an E-Reader, and why?”

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October 3 – 9: “What is your favorite online tool?

thriller-roundtable-logo5This week we’re joined by ITW Members Benjamin Dancer, Margo Kelly, Colleen Thompson and Rich Zahradnik as they answer the question: “As a thriller writer, what is your favorite online tool?”

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September 26 – October 2: “Can there be too many surprises in a thriller plot?”

thriller-roundtable-logo5Can there be too many surprises in a thriller plot? Must each thrill help move the plot? These are the questions posed to this week’s ITW Members Paul McGoran, Arlene Kay, Judy Penz Sheluk, Ron Parham, Wendy Walker and Maynard Sims. You won’t want to miss it!

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September 19 – 25: “Do you interact with readers on Goodreads?”

thriller-roundtable-logo5Social media is all the rage (and sometimes causes rage), but has been proven to bring authors and readers closer together. This week we ask ITW Members Judy Penz Sheluk, Sheila Lowe, Wendy Walker, Robert Dunn and Don Helin: Do you interact with readers on Goodreads, or any other social media?

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September 12 – 18: “Have you created characters with moral ambiguity?”

thriller-roundtable-logo5Have you created characters with moral ambiguity? This week ITW members Paul McGoran, Arlene Kay, Shannon Baker, Judy Penz Sheluk, Michael J. Martinez, Ian Truman, Ann Parker, Wendy Walker and Charles Salzberg discuss writing characters with moral ambiguity and how difficult are they to make believable?

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September 5 – 11: “What is the best point of view for a thriller?”

thriller-roundtable-logo5What is the best point of view for a thriller? This week we’re joined by ITW Members Paul McGoran, Judy Penz Sheluk, Sheila Lowe, Ron Parham, Wendy Walker and David McCaleb as they discuss the best point of view for a thriller.

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August 29 – September 4: “Do thriller writers have a responsibility not to put ideas into the heads of would-be criminals?”

thriller-roundtable-logo5This week we’re joined by ITW Members Lynn Cahoon, Michael Byars Lewis and Christina Hoag to answer the question: Do thriller writers have a responsibility not to put ideas into the heads of would-be criminals?

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August 22 – 28: “Are thrillers naturally noir?”

thriller-roundtable-logo5This week we’re joined by ITW Members Lynn Cahoon and Amy Stuart to discuss the question: Are thrillers naturally noir?

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August 15 – 21: “Who is your favorite protagonist of all time?”

thriller-roundtable-logo5This week join ITW Members Jessie Keane and J.H. Bográn as they answer the question: Who is your favorite protagonist of all time – and why?

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August 8 – 14: “How do writers alter thrillers for appeal to a YA audience?”

thriller-roundtable-logo5This week we’re joined by ITW Members Catherine Finger, J. H. Bográn and Lissa Price as they discuss Young Adult thrillers. How do writers alter thrillers for appeal to a YA audience?

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