Fiction can educate – explaining the routines and need for national security, public safety, and other government or corporate operations. This week ITW Members Lisa Von Biela, Susan Froetschel and J. H. Bográn answer the question, “Which thriller writers are skilled at educating the public on otherwise difficult public and business programs?”
Lists, lists and more lists. Does keeping lists help or distract from writing? ITW Members E. C. Ambrose, Charles Salzberg and Nancy J. Cohen weigh in on their list making process this week on the Thriller Roundtable.
Adorable 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?
Homes 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.
Societies 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.
Some 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?
How 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.
This 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?”
This 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?
Some 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?
To 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?”
In 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?
2017 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?
Are 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!