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The Dialogue Doctor Podcast

May 30, 2024

In this episode, Jeff sits down with publisher and author agent David Morris to talk about his history in publishing, the difference between a small publisher and an agent, and what he looks for in authors.

You can find David's publishing house (Lake Drive Books) at

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May 27, 2024

In this episode, Jeff sits down with author Holly Lyne to look at the first chapter of Holly's work in progress. They discuss the character growth arc and then look for ways in the first chapter to set up the character for stronger emotional payoff as the character changes. They also look at the character's voice and...

May 22, 2024

In this Episode, Jeff meets up with some of the Dialoggers (members of the Dialogue Doctor Community) to talk about the movie the Big Short and discuss how to craft a story with multiple vehicle characters.

To join the Dialogger community and participate in conversations like this, go to

May 20, 2024

In this episode, Dialogue Doctor Coach Laura Humm is joined by author Danielle Bonneau. Together they edit one of Danielle's scenes and talk about how to give it a greater emotional impact. They discuss balancing drama with facts in historical fiction, expressing emotions through character vocalizations, using...

May 13, 2024

In this episode, Jeff sits down with first time author Matt Brook to talk about the beats of his first story. Matt comes to Jeff with a summary of the story, and they work together to find the scenes in the summary. They talk about how to find the confidence you need to finish your book, goals as an author, whether or...