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The Dialogue Doctor Podcast

May 16, 2022

In this episode, Jeff is joined by Three Story Method Editor Catherine Hernandez to talk about taking your reader on an emotional journey. They work to define the phrase "emotional tone," they talk about how the character's emotional journey connects to the reader's emotional journey, and they give tips and tricks...


May 9, 2022

In this episode, Eric Heuser returns to look at another piece with Jeff. Eric also appeared in episodes 35, 65, and 82. Together they look at using dialogue in action scenes, transitioning from one setting to the next, and maintaining urgency throughout the piece.

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May 2, 2022

In this episode, Jeff and Laura tackle several questions together that all revolve around writing and understanding character voice. Topics in this episode include:

1) Jeff rambling about his upcoming novel - 3:00 minute mark

2) What is happening in the community this week? - 5:00 minute mark

3) If you were a cake, what...


Apr 25, 2022

In this episode, Laura and Lisa looked at a scene from Lisa's current science fiction novel. Among other things, they discuss pacing a scene so the reader can experience the emotional flow, limiting the number of characters to allow the reader to focus on plot movements, and getting the reader to the most...


Apr 18, 2022

In this episode, SW Milar returns to the podcast. He and Jeff look at a piece together and talk about removing the burden from the reader, talking to inanimate objects, bringing back repeated conversations to show character growth, and placing prose between segments.

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