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The Dialogue Doctor Podcast

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...

Nov 15, 2021

In this episode, Jeff and Dennis give you a glimpse into what book coaching is like. At the time of this recording, Jeff and Dennis have been working on a book together for three months. Jeff and Dennis look at two scenes together and talk about the emotional flow of the scene. We talk about building emotions in a scene...

Nov 8, 2021

In this episode, author and Three Story Method Editor Crys Cain joins Jeff to talk about all the non-dialogue bits of writing we have to do and how writing great dialogue frees us to use these parts of our writing differently. 

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Nov 1, 2021

In this episode, Jeff works with Eric Heuser on a piece. Eric is a member of the Dialogue Doctor Slack community and was on the show in episode 35. Jeff is shocked by the transformation of Eric's piece from the last time they looked at it together. He and Eric talk about slowing down in moments of emotional transition...