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The Dialogue Doctor Podcast

May 31, 2021

In this episode, Jeff and Laura get together with Dialogue Doctor gang members Tom Holbrook and Vincent Stanley to talk about the book Borrowed Time by Tracy Clark.

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May 24, 2021

In this episode, Jeff is joined by Laura Humm, Faye Whyte, and Tom Sullivant to build a character wheel for the Flannery O'Connor short story A Good Man is Hard to Find. They talk about how to build a character voice chart from a short story and how to use that chart to expand the short story into a novel.

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May 17, 2021

In this solo episode, Jeff talks about what deconstruction is and then applies it to story structure in hopes of helping authors move past difficult moments in writing. Jeff shares the journey he's been on with story structure, he breaks it down to its three basic components and then talks about scene construction....

May 10, 2021

Matty Dalrymple is the author of the Lizzy Ballard Thrillers and the Ann Kinner Novels. She is also the host of the fabulous Indy Author Podcast. (Matty first appeared on the Dialogue Doctor in session 12.) In this episode, Jeff and Matty talk about dialogue attributions, introducing characters effectively, adding...

May 3, 2021

Angela Ackerman is one of the co-founders of Writer's Helping Writers and One Stop for Writers. She is also the co-author of 8 different writer's thesauri designed to help writers improve their craft. In this episode, Jeff and author Jeannette Bedard fan out about Angela's work and talk to her about realistic...