WRITING FOR TELEVISION            For over a year now, in between writing books, I’ve been working on a pilot for a new TV show. Yes, I’m aware that I stand a better chance of winning the lottery or being struck by lightning than getting...

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FADE TO BLACK

by Chris GoffNicole Kidman and Tom Cruise in Eyes Wide ShutTruth be told, I love a good sex scene. I love nothing more than curling up in front of the fireplace on a snowy Colorado night with a great romantic suspense novel, or a steamy Regency romance. Sex in thrillers is another matter.I’m not a...

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Love Scenes in Thrillers?

Submitted by Karna Small BodmanThis month my Rogue colleagues have been contributing various ideas about creating love scenes in thrillers: are they wanted...needed... to truly enhance the story and develop the relationship of the key characters?  (Believe me -- I've heard many...

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WHY SPIES SHOULD HAVE MORE SEX

by K.J. HoweThe theme for the Rogue Women Writers this month is...sex. Well, an interesting topic to be sure.  If you're writing an international thriller featuring espionage, you might want to consider giving your protagonist a romp in between missions.  After doing a little research on...

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IS SEX REALLY NECESSARY?

by Gayle Lynds:  Is sex really necessary in fiction?  I have industry secrets to reveal about this hotly debated subject, at least about how it relates to my career and the careers of other authors.  Then you should judge for yourselves.... I wrote my first novel, Masquerade,...

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Sex and the Thriller

by Chris GoffThe Cold Hard TruthAt the Rogue Women Writer’s panel at ThrillerFest on July 8, Steve Berry (our panel master) raised the curtain on the gender disparity in writing International Espionage thrillers. It was a great discussion, with audience participation, and everyone could see that...

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THE SEX LIFE (OR NOT) OF A REAL ROMEO SPY

The old KGB Lubyanka headquarters & prison on Lubyanka Square in Moscow.Gayle Lynds:   Ah, the life of a Romeo spy.  Not so long ago, after one of my novels was published, I received an email from a fellow who claimed to have been a great Romeo spy, bedding women on four...

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