Thriller Roundtable

April 18th to the 24th: “Research. How much is enough?”

Research. How much is enough? How do you know which facts to include and which to leave out? Join ITW Members J. H. Bográn, Joe Moore, Marianna Jameson, Anna DeStefano, Matt Lynn, CE Lawrence and Dorothy McFalls as they discuss their approach to research.
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April 4th to 10th: “Story, character, dialogue and setting cliches-love them or hate them?”

Cliches-love ’em or hate ’em? Join ITW members Tracy March, Adrienne Giordano, Julie Hyzy, Nancy Naigle, Tracey Devlyn and Jeff Sherratt as they discuss story, character, dialogue and setting cliches. It’s gonna be a thriller!
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April 11th to 17th: “What can thriller writers learn from the movies?”

Inception, The Bourne Ultimatum, Silence of the Lambs

Join ITW members Neil Plakcy, Charlie Cochrane, AM Riley, J. H. Bográn and Shane Briant as they discuss what thriller writers can learn from the movies!
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March 28th to April 3rd: “Dialogue can be tricky. As the author, how do you do it?”

Dialogue can be tricky, as the author has to give each character a unique voice that is also distinct from his or her own. Next week we’ll ask  Lee Child, Jon Land, Joseph Flynn, Jim Duncan, James Scott Bell, Heywood Gould, and Lee Goldberg how they do it?
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March 7th to 13th: “What is the best debut novel you’ve ever read?”

Join ITW members Karen Dionne, George Ebey, Tracy March, Pat Brown and Neil Plakcy as they discuss the best debut novel they’ve ever read!

All ITW members can sign up for the ITW Roundtable discussions by contacting Dan Levy.  Click the Roundtable link in the members-only section of the ITW website to see the list of upcoming questions, or to learn more. There’s no better way to connect with other ITW authors, readers, and fans!
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March 14th to 20th: “Is setting just a backdrop, or a key element to your story?”

We talk so much about character and conflict. What about setting? Is it just a backdrop? Or a key element to your story? You don’t want to miss next week’s Roundtable as ITW members D.E. Johnson, Karen Dionne, William Dietrich, Peter James, Bobbye Terry and Norb Vonnegut lead this thrilling discussion!
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March 21st to 27th: “How do you separate yourself from the characters you write?”

How do you separate yourself from the characters you write? Or do you? ITW members Yvonne Navarro, Victor Banis, Vincent Zandri, Jim Duncan, Ethan Cross, Margaret Carroll, and James Grippando will lead next week’s Roundtable discussion. You won’t want to miss it!
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February 28th to March 6th: “What is your favorite thriller sub-genre? Why?”

Do you prefer medical thrillers or science thrillers? Espionage thrillers or romantic suspense thrillers? Join ITW members Susanna Kearsley, LJ Sellers, Matt Hilton, Mark Alpert, J. H. Bográn, CE Lawrence and Aileen Baron as they discuss their favorite thriller sub-genres during this week’s Thriller Roundtable!

All ITW members can sign up for the ITW Roundtable discussions by contacting Dan Levy.  Click the Roundtable link in the members-only section of the ITW website to see the list of upcoming questions, or to learn more. There’s no better way to connect with other ITW authors, readers, and fans!
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February 21st to 27th: “Who is the best protagonist of all time? Why?”

Is it James Bond? Jack Reacher? Joe Pike? Stephanie Plum? Join ITW members Sharon Linnéa, Jamie Freveletti, C.E. Lawrence, Richard Godwin, Weyman Jones and Jim Duncan as they discuss this week’s Thriller Roundtable question, and be sure to chime in with YOUR favorites!
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February 14-20: “Readers seem to expect plot twists and surprises told inside a familiar story structure. How do you reconcile this?”

Join ITW members Larry D. Thompson, Sharon Linnea, Glenn Cooper, Kate White, Joe McKinney , Edgar Franzmann, Weyman Jones, John Dobbyn, and Neil Plakcy for another terrific Roundtable discussion!

You won’t want to miss it!
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February 7-13: “Which authors inspire you?”

Join ITW members Amy Robertson, Weston Ochse, Mike Sirota, Kelli Stanley, Michael Haskins, Reece Hirsch, Kate White, Jim Duncan, Weyman Jones, and Tracy March as they talk about their literary heroes. And don’t forget — everyone is welcome to post to the discussion!
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January 31-February 6: “Imagine you could reach out to any author (living or dead) and ask a single question. Who is the author? What is your question?”

Join Mike Sirota, Lisa Black, Kelli Stanley, J. H. Bográn, Richard Godwin, and Weyman Jones as they discussion this intriguing Thriller Roundtable question. Remember – readers are welcome to add their opinion!

Don’t be late!
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January 24-30: “Printed book, or e-reader? Why?”

E-readers are proliferating like dandelions in the spring. Do you own an e-reader? Are your print books available in electronic form? Do you prefer one form over the other? Join ITW members Joe Nassise,  John Gilstrap, Karen Dionne, Bill Reed, Vicki Hinze, and Jim Duncan as they kick off this Thriller Roundtable discussion.
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January 17-23: “Do you plot, plan, or outline? Or, do you just go where your characters lead you? Why?

Each author’s method is as individual as their work. Join ITW members Matt Lynn, Weston Ochse, LJ Sellers, Allan Leverone, Pam Callow, Chris Beakey, Michael Haskins, Larry D. Thompson, Blaize Clement, Matt Forbeck, Reece Hirsch and Edgar Franzmann as they discuss these important questions.
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January 10-16: “Why do stories matter?”

Why are authors compelled to tell stories? Why are readers compelled to read them? Here’s what ITW members Matt Lynn, Amy Robertson, Teresa Burrell, Lisa Black, Pam Callow, Steven James, and Karen Dionne had to say on the subject.
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