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The Dialogue Doctor Podcast

Dec 28, 2020

In this episode, Jeff brings his three brothers-in-law and his wife on the podcast to talk about National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. They chat about what they love about the movie, whey it resonates with them, and their favorite quotable moments. 

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Dec 21, 2020

In this episode of the podcast, Jeff is joined by his brother-in-law, John Sales. John, a fantastic writer and all-around wonderful human, and Jeff discuss the movie Ground Hog's Day. Using the repeated scene structure of the screenplay, they talk about how character transformation is demonstrated as settings replay but...

Dec 14, 2020

This week Jeff sits down with Cozy Mystery author Victoria Tait. Together they look at a mystery Vicky wrote. They talk about character voice, writing "big cast" scenes, and using body language to communicate emotion. Find more of Victoria's work at

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Dec 7, 2020

In this episode, Jeff and Laura sit down with Alicia McCalla, Doug Sjoquist, Faye Whyte, Lon Varnadore, and Tory Element to talk about writing a dialogue only first draft. They talk about how to write a dialogue only first draft, what is scary about it, and the benefits of it.

Nov 30, 2020

In this episode, Jeff talks with historical fiction author Sherilyn Decter for some editing and building a character wheel for a new novel she is working on. Jeff and Sheri work on a character wheel together and talk about how to write children's voices. Check out more at Find Sherilyn's work...