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The Dialogue Doctor Podcast

Aug 29, 2022

In this episode, Jeff looks at a chapter from Charmyra Fleming's current project. Together they talk about finding the beginning and end of segments for prose placement, using conversations for world-building, and zooming into the scene to build reader engagement.

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Aug 22, 2022

In this episode, Matty Dalrymple (author of more than 9 novels and the host of the Indy Author Podcast) joins Jeff to talk about framing a story. They discuss different plotting methods and different ways to think through your story. They talk about framing for plot points, framing for character growth, or framing for...

Aug 15, 2022

In this episode, Laura Humm and Alicia McCalla edit a piece together. Laura breaks down for Alicia the steps and techniques she uses to edit dialogue. This podcast is a window into the editing process of a talented exceptional editor.

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Aug 8, 2022

This week, Jeff and the Dialoggers take a look at She who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan. We talk about the ways the author uses gender, our expectations of the plot, bringing new perspectives to history, and the author's use of dialogue.

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Aug 1, 2022

Roland and Jeff look at a piece together and discuss getting rid of summaries, building bridges to the reader's imaginations, and the different parts of dialogue. Together they get deep into how to use dialogue to get the results you want out of your writing.

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