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The Dialogue Doctor Podcast

Sep 27, 2021

In this solo episode, Jeff introduces new terms for characters to help authors think about their stories as an emotional journey and the role their characters play in that emotional journey.

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Sep 20, 2021

In this episode, Jeff sits down with the fantastic science fiction author, Lisa Young to talk about the emotional flow of a story, creating characters with consistent voices, and slowing down in emotional scenes to help the reader feel it.

If you want to skip to the session, jump to minute 6. 

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Sep 13, 2021

This week, Jeff sits down to look at a chapter with SW Millar. Together they talk about creating a variety of voices, writing "big cast" scenes, utilizing side characters, and building ensuring an engaging emotional flow.

The interview starts at 1:56.

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Sep 6, 2021

In this episode, Jeff and Laura demonstrate how they go about building a character voice based on the needs of a plot. Using a plot Jeff is working on, they talk through the lead character's personality and build a character voice from it.

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