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The Dialogue Doctor Podcast

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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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.