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The Dialogue Doctor Podcast

Jul 25, 2022

In this episode, Jeff and Laura celebrate the Dialogue Doctor's 2-year anniversary with a Q&A.

The questions they discuss are below:

1) Introductory nonsense 2:05-8:05

2) What do you wish you would have explained better in the last two years? 8:05

3) How do you plot a novella/novel with the conversations that need to...

Jul 18, 2022

In this episode, Jeff and author Dillon Mesquitta talk about removing burdens from the reader. After discussing the great things Dillon is doing with his dialogue, he and Jeff talk about making character interactions clear, using descriptions to show emotional context, and making sure names aren't confusing.

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Jul 11, 2022

In this Grand Rounds episode, Jeff interviews Claire Taylor from FFS media about the enneagram. They discuss their experience with the personality typing system, how writers can use the enneagram to create diverse casts, how writers can build character voices from the enneagram, and Claire's new Kickstarter project.


Jul 4, 2022

In this episode, Jeff and Aaron get nitty-gritty about how dialogue works on the page. They talk about keeping a lone wolf talking, using text messages as a device in the narrative, picking settings to write, organizing descriptions, talking to rats (having conversations with things you notice in the text), making sure...