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On today’s 168th episode of The Thriller Zone, host David Temple interviews James Grady, a renowned crime writer, and author of the classic spy thriller, Six Days of the Condor.

James discusses his writing journey and the inspiration behind his latest book, The Smoke in Our Eyes, a book that’s available now. He also shares insights into the transition from writing novels to screenwriting, plus the invaluable lessons he learned from working with one of Hollywood’s most prolific television writers, Stephen J. Cannell.

Temple and Grady reflect on the power of storytelling and the techniques that make a story thrilling. James emphasizes the importance of capturing moments of inspiration and continually learning as a writer.

They wrap up by discussing Grady's career and accolades, his contributions to charitable anthologies, his writing advice, the distraction of social media, and how to find him online.

Want to learn more about James? Visit: Facebook.com/jamesgrady7

And as always, FOLLOW, WATCH, LISTEN & SUBSCRIBE to: X & Instagram @thethrillerzone, Watch on YouTube.com/thethrillerzone, LISTEN on ALL Podcast Channels, and subscribe to our newsletter at TheThrillerZone.com

Takeaways

  • Luck and timing play a significant role in a writer's success, but perseverance and continuous learning are equally important.
  • The power of words and storytelling can transport readers and create memorable experiences.
  • Inspiration can come from unexpected sources, such as a tragic incident or a powerful message painted on a house.
  • Learning from experienced writers and studying different techniques can enhance one's own writing skills.
  • The thriller genre is timeless and continues to captivate readers with its elements of suspense, justice, and law. James Grady has been named one of the 50 crime writers to read before you die.
  • Grady is proud of his contributions to charitable anthologies that benefit various causes.
  • His best writing advice is to work every day and be true to your craft.
  • Grady believes that spending too much time on social media can be a distraction for authors.

Chapters

00:00 Introduction and Background

04:31 From Six Days to Three

08:05 The Power of Words and Storytelling

11:30 The Inciting Incident for 'The Smoke in Our Eyes'

19:15 Writing Style and Techniques

27:16 Learning Screenwriting from Stephen J. Cannell

32:27 Impressions of Today's Content and Techniques

46:44 Accolades and Career

49:28 Giving Back

50:55 Writing Advice

52:18 The Distraction of Social Media

53:35 Finding James Grady

54:48 Closing Remarks


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On today’s 168th episode of The Thriller Zone, host David Temple interviews James Grady, a renowned crime writer, and author of the classic spy thriller, Six Days of the Condor.

James discusses his writing journey and the inspiration behind his latest book, The Smoke in Our Eyes, a book that’s available now. He also shares insights into the transition from writing novels to screenwriting, plus the invaluable lessons he learned from working with one of Hollywood’s most prolific television writers, Stephen J. Cannell.

Temple and Grady reflect on the power of storytelling and the techniques that make a story thrilling. James emphasizes the importance of capturing moments of inspiration and continually learning as a writer.

They wrap up by discussing Grady's career and accolades, his contributions to charitable anthologies, his writing advice, the distraction of social media, and how to find him online.

Want to learn more about James? Visit: Facebook.com/jamesgrady7

And as always, FOLLOW, WATCH, LISTEN & SUBSCRIBE to: X & Instagram @thethrillerzone, Watch on YouTube.com/thethrillerzone, LISTEN on ALL Podcast Channels, and subscribe to our newsletter at TheThrillerZone.com

Takeaways

  • Luck and timing play a significant role in a writer's success, but perseverance and continuous learning are equally important.
  • The power of words and storytelling can transport readers and create memorable experiences.
  • Inspiration can come from unexpected sources, such as a tragic incident or a powerful message painted on a house.
  • Learning from experienced writers and studying different techniques can enhance one's own writing skills.
  • The thriller genre is timeless and continues to captivate readers with its elements of suspense, justice, and law. James Grady has been named one of the 50 crime writers to read before you die.
  • Grady is proud of his contributions to charitable anthologies that benefit various causes.
  • His best writing advice is to work every day and be true to your craft.
  • Grady believes that spending too much time on social media can be a distraction for authors.

Chapters

00:00 Introduction and Background

04:31 From Six Days to Three

08:05 The Power of Words and Storytelling

11:30 The Inciting Incident for 'The Smoke in Our Eyes'

19:15 Writing Style and Techniques

27:16 Learning Screenwriting from Stephen J. Cannell

32:27 Impressions of Today's Content and Techniques

46:44 Accolades and Career

49:28 Giving Back

50:55 Writing Advice

52:18 The Distraction of Social Media

53:35 Finding James Grady

54:48 Closing Remarks


The Story Factory is an entertainment company representing some of the best authors in the business.

  continue reading

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