Jun 28, 2021
In this episode, Jeff sits down with author JM Bedard to look at a science fiction piece Jeannette wrote. They talk about strategically utilizing self-talk and nonverbal characters. They also discuss keeping all the characters engaged in a "big cast" scene and ensuring you know how your characters feel about...
Jun 21, 2021
In this episode, Jeff and Laura talk about the "he said," "she said," "they said" (dialogue tags) that are the bane of an author's existence. They break down when to place them in a sentence and why, how to use them with different size casts, and why Laura wants authors to change it up a little.
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Jun 14, 2021
In this episode, Jeff sits down with middle-grade author Emmie B to look at a scene from a new series she is currently working on. Jeff and Emmie talk about changing points of view, choosing to be in a scene rather than summarize, and writing dialogue with three or more characters.
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Jun 7, 2021
In this episode, Jeff and Laura and joined by a few attendees of their conference this weekend to talk about takeaways from the weekend. They discuss what they learned, Laura gives us a deeper breakdown on how to design a voice, and Jeff goes into what makes up a personality of a character.
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