The HWA's Horror Roundtable

The Roundtable is going on temporary hiatus during March as we look at shaking things up a little and explore different platforms for the Roundtables.

The feedback to date on the past fifteen Roundtables has been positive, with many members getting in touch to let me know how much they’ve been enjoying the discussions. And that’s great to hear. But it’s also clear we need to keep pushing and developing so we don’t start covering the same ground.

If you have any thoughts or suggestions, or things/topics you’d like to see covered, please let me know. Can we use the Roundtables for questions and answers with Special Guests, or as workshops and classes on the business of horror writing? Let me know your thoughts. Let’s see how much we can improve what we have so all HWA members are getting the best out of the Roundtables.

Drop me a line at, and stay tuned for more details.

The HWA’s Horror Roundtable is a public discussion about all things writing--a monthly virtual horror panel that will be run on the HWA Blog.

Here's how the HWA’s Horror Roundtable works:

1. The Horror Roundtable will run once a month.

2. For each Roundtable, a group of special guests will be invited to participate in a discussion on a selected topic. Our guests' profiles will be posted on the Dark Whispers blog prior to each Roundtable, along with the topic of discussion.

3. The Horror Roundtable will begin with our guests discussing the topic.

4. After the first half-hour, the Roundtable will be opened to the general public for its contributions, and it will remain this way for the duration of the week. During this time, anyone can join in the discussion to ask questions or offer his/her own views. Our guests will be available for thirty minutes directly after the Roundtable to answer or respond to any immediate questions or comments that come in from the public, and they will also check back in from time to time during the week to provide further comments.

5. At the end of the week, the Roundtable will be closed, but it will remain online so people can go back and read it at their leisure. No further comments will be allowed at this point.

6. An announcement about the next Horror Roundtable, including the next set of guest profiles, will be posted toward the end of each month.