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The Dialogue Doctor Podcast

Jul 22, 2024

In this episode, Dialogue Doctor Coach Laura Humm sits down with author Erica Gloss to talk about Erica's work in progress. To open, they discuss the power of stories to normalize difficult topics like mental health and create a feeling of shared experience among readers. Turning to Erica's work, they talk about making...


Jul 17, 2024

In this episode, Jeff interviews award-winning author Leslye Penelope. They discuss her author career, her writing podcasts, and how she builds powerful fantasy worlds.

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Jul 15, 2024

In this episode, Jeff sits down with author Joan Lightning to look at Joan's work-in-progress. They talk about keeping all the characters included in the dialogue, using character positioning and body language to build romantic tension, using inner thoughts, avoiding summaries, and building fantasy worlds.

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Jul 10, 2024

In this episode, Dialogue Doctor Coach Laura Humm and Jeff answer questions from the Dialoggers about editing character voices, writing accents, building languages from scratch, and the difference between a scene and a chapter.

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Jul 8, 2024

In this episode, Dialogue Doctor Coach JP Rindfleisch IX sits down with author Lisa Young to talk about Lisa's cast of characters. They discuss Lisa's Story Hypothesis to understand her character's growth and the themes of her story. JP and Lisa discuss how the character's arc can accentuate the themes and growth...