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The Dialogue Doctor Podcast

Aug 31, 2020

This week Jeff Elkins sits down with his friend and teacher, Laura Humm. Laura is the COO of SIMmersion, an innovative training company that builds simulations that train professionals in difficult conversations. Additionally, Laura was Jeff's first editor, got him into writing as a profession, and has taught Jeff much...

Aug 24, 2020

Jeff and J discuss a chapter J is working in. They talk about creating unique voices and making sure those voices match the character's educational and socioeconomic level, developing an emotional flow for a character in a scene, and why dialogue is important to your book. 

Recorded in April of 2020, this was Jeff's...

Aug 17, 2020

In this episode, Jeff is joined by his friend Rachael Mueller. Together they look at scenes from the TV show The Magicians. 

Rachael and Jeff discuss the courageous dialogue writing of the series, writing authentic characters, and guarding against insensitivity in your dialogue. 

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Aug 10, 2020

Alicia McCalla is an amazing science fiction, fantasy, urban fantasy author who specializes in bringing diverse heroes to underrepresented readers. Alicia let Jeff take a look at her new book Becoming Hero, the first book in the Heroes League Legacy series (both working titles). This Superhero Post-Apocalyptic...

Aug 10, 2020

Jeff sets expectations for the podcast by discussing his hopes for the Dialogue Doctor, giving a brief introduction to who he is, and talking about what you can expect each week. Come to for more information.