Do the needs of the reader conflict with the needs of the story? What if the reader wants to be entertained, but the author wants their fiction to include a message?
The discussion is over, but you can still read what International Thriller Writers members Julie Korzenko, Sharon Linnea, Heather Graham, Grant McKenzie, Boyd Morrison, Austin Camacho, AJ Hartley, Brad Parks, and others had to say in this thoughtful Roundtable discussion.
Join ITW members Jeff Sheratt, Katia Lief, Steven James, Michael Parker, Joshua Corin, David Golemon, Reed Farrel Coleman, Stephen Coonts, and Peter Steiner as they offer their best advice to upcoming thriller authors. And don’t forget you can also ask our panelists questions!
Why do you enjoy reading and writing thrillers? Is it the pace? The adrenaline rush? The gut-twisting danger? The discussion is over, but you can still read what authors Jeff Sherratt, Joe Moore, Carla Buckley, Lorenzo Carcaterra, Mark Terry, Janice Bashman, Todd Ritter, Caridad Pineiro, Robert Gregory Browne and others posted in the comment trail – then check out the current week’s thrilling Roundtable discussion!
What’s the primary job of a thriller? Is it to provide entertainment and escapism, or is it something more?
The discussion is over, but you can still read what ITW members Linda Fairstein, Carla Neggers, Keith Raffel, Clea Simon, JT Ellison, Brett King, Chris Kuzneski, Andrew Peterson, Jonathan Maberry, Andrew Gross, Robert Dugoni, Mary Kennedy and others posted in the comment trail. Thanks to everyone who took the time to read and comment!