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The Dialogue Doctor Podcast

Dec 20, 2021

This week Jeff and Laura are joined by members of the Dialogue Doctor Slack Community to discuss TJ Klune's amazing book, The House in the Cerulean Sea.

We talk characterization, demonstrating character growth through voice, using repeated scenes to show character growth, and writing dialogue for a Big Cast (3-5...

Dec 13, 2021

In this episode, SW Millar (also on episode 58) returns with a new scene from his short story, "A Thief's Magic." Shane and Jeff discuss using dialogue tags, making sure the reader has cinematic awareness of the scene, emotional pacing, and communicating characterization through choices the characters make.

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Dec 6, 2021

In this episode, Jeff is joined by seven other Three Story Method Editors to talk about the Three Story Method story rubric, what they each enjoy about editing, what is the hardest thing to catch as an editor, and what they think a writer should consider when they are picking an editor.

Links from the discussion: Three...

Nov 29, 2021

In this episode, Laura sits down with a new author to edit a piece together. Looking at the piece as a reader, Laura talks about using dialogue to stay in the moment, revealing feelings and details of world-building with dialogue, how to know when to break a chapter, and why voice modulation is important.

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Nov 22, 2021

In this episode, Jeff and Laura answer questions about writing realistic dialogue and manipulating the speed of a scene. At the end of the conversation, they release the dates for the 2022 mini-conferences!

  • Witty Banter starts at 34 seconds.
  • Questions #1 starts at 9 minutes 30 seconds.
  • Questions #2 starts at 40 minutes...