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The Dialogue Doctor Podcast

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...

Nov 23, 2020

In the first Book Club episode of the Dialogue Doctor, Jeff and Laura sit in awe of Toni Morrison's Beloved. They marvel at Morrison's fantastic characterization, her ability to modulate character voices to pull readers in, and the powerful emotional pull of the book.

Nov 16, 2020

In this episode Jeff sits down with Lily Fouts to discuss a scene from her upcoming memoir, Seven Years Running. The work is Lily's story of living as a childhood fugitive. It's an exciting and engaging thriller that will pull you in and keep you engaged. Jeff and Lily discuss how to use dialogue to zoom into a scene...

Nov 9, 2020

In this episode, Laura Humm returns to answer questions. After hearing from a lot of authors that they are feeling overwhelmed, Jeff and Laura tackle the question, "What is one thing an author can start doing today to improve their dialogue?"

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Nov 2, 2020

In this episode, Jeff sits down with author Tory Element to talk about writing dialogue in science fiction. They discuss building the "lovable rogue" character voice and putting a supporting cast around a hero, changing character voices when power dynamics change, writing fun AI voices, and picking catchphrases.