Episode 41 – Matty Dalrymple Returns

Matty Dalrymple is the author of the Lizzy Ballard Thrillers and the Ann Kinner Novels. She is also the host of the fabulous Indy Author Podcast. (Matty first appeared on the Dialogue Doctor in session 12.) In this episode, Jeff and Matty talk about dialogue attributions, introducing characters effectively, adding big personalities to spice upContinue reading “Episode 41 – Matty Dalrymple Returns”

Episode 40 – Angela Ackerman

Angela Ackerman is one of the co-founders of Writer’s Helping Writers and One Stop for Writers. She is also the co-author of 8 different writer’s thesauri designed to help writers improve their craft. In this episode, Jeff and author Jeannette Bedard fan out about Angela’s work and talk to her about realistic sounding emotions. CheckContinue reading “Episode 40 – Angela Ackerman”

Episode 39 – Ran Weingartner

In this episode, Jeff sits down with Ran Weingartner to look at a wonderful piece Ran wrote. They discuss the emotionality of the piece, how characters need to respond to each other in an emotional scene, using inner thoughts from a 1st Person Point of View, and much more. To listen on Spotify, click here.Continue reading “Episode 39 – Ran Weingartner”

Episode 38 – Modulating Character Voices

This week Jeff is alone on the show talking about modulating a character’s voice. He begins by talking about the emotional flow of a story, he then transitions into talking about the emotional flow of a scene, he then talks about modulating voices as a tool to communicate emotional flow. To listen on Spotify, clickContinue reading “Episode 38 – Modulating Character Voices”

Episode 37 – Katlyn Duncan

In this episode, Jeff sits down with the amazing Katlyn Duncan to look over a chapter she is working on. Katlyn is an author and YouTuber. While they work on the chapter, they discuss slowing down to bring the reader on an emotional journey, being strategic with character relationships, being clear about who is speaking,Continue reading “Episode 37 – Katlyn Duncan”

Episode 34 – The Enneagram with The Maxey Co.

In this episode, Jeff and his wife, Wendy, sit down with Morgan and Robby Maxey of the Maxey Co. Together, Morgan and Robby help people and organizations build positive relationships and reach their potential through the enneagram. In the discussion, they cover the enneagram, talk about its impact on their lives, and look at howContinue reading “Episode 34 – The Enneagram with The Maxey Co.”

Episode 33 – Jane Gorman

In this episode, Jeff sits down with Jane Gorman, the author of the Cape May Cozy Mysteries and the Adam Kaminski Mystery. This episode was originally recorded back in October of 2020. While looking at a rough draft chapter from her Cape May Cozy Mysteries, Jeff and Jane talk about keeping the reader engaged byContinue reading “Episode 33 – Jane Gorman”

Episode 32 – BOOK CLUB – The Sun Also Rises

This week Jeff and Laura are joined by fellow dialogue fanatics Faye and Vince to talk about the Sun Also Rises. After discussing their initial impressions of the book, they get into: 1) How they were impacted by Hemingway’s massive use of dialogue, 2) Hemingway’s obsession over some details while ignoring others completely 3) HowContinue reading “Episode 32 – BOOK CLUB – The Sun Also Rises”