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The Dialogue Doctor Podcast

Mar 27, 2023

Jeff and Laura take questions from the community.

In the conversation, they cover:

  • building villains,
  • citing authors in your novel,
  • writing outside your natural voice,
  • subtext,
  • writing voices that descend into madness,
  • the mechanics of writing inner thoughts,
  • displaying text messages in your story,
  • grammar rules and...

Mar 20, 2023

In this episode, Jeff sits down with author Raina Ash. They discuss modulating voices to communicate emotion, using body language, slowing down during emotional moments, and not interrupting a scene's energy. 

Warning: this episode contains conversations about characters having suicidal thoughts and drug use. If you or...

Mar 13, 2023

In this episode, Jeff hangs out with writer and editor, Tom Holbrook in a new segment we are calling "Time with Tom." Jeff and Tom talk about character growth in Back to the Future, an issue with Paper Towns by John Greene, the new show Poker Face, publishing narratives, and other editing questions.

To find more of...

Mar 6, 2023

In this episode, Jeff sits down with author Madeline Davis to talk about writing historical fiction and adding dialogue to action scenes. They explore the best way to bring forth the voice of a protagonist and seek out how to align side character in a strategic way that will cause the reader to see the protagonist's...