Episode 112 – Cassie Newell, Shane Millar, Productivity, and Finding Your Why

In this episode, Jeff sits down with Cassie Newell and Shane Millar to talk about productivity and fueling your writing by finding your “why.” They go deep into their journeys as writers, how they have each written multiple novels and nonfiction books, what they need in a workspace, and how they found their “why” toContinue reading “Episode 112 – Cassie Newell, Shane Millar, Productivity, and Finding Your Why”

Episode 111 – Carol Painter and Writing for Emotional Growth

In this episode, Jeff sits down with author Carol Painter to look at a piece she wrote. They talk about writing an emotional journey and ensuring the reader can feel the emotions of each scene. They discuss understanding the conflict and stakes of each scene and then using the emotions of those scene to setContinue reading “Episode 111 – Carol Painter and Writing for Emotional Growth”

Episode 110 – David Hayward and Creating Out of Your Authentic Self

In this episode, Jeff sits down with David Hayward. For the last 17 years, David has created art and comics and written books under the moniker of The Naked Pastor. They discuss what it means to create art that pushes back on social norms, how to manage your own mental health under the pressure ofContinue reading “Episode 110 – David Hayward and Creating Out of Your Authentic Self”

Episode 109 – Carmen Dillion and World Building with Dialogue

In this episode, Jeff sits down with Carmen Dillion to look at a chapter she wrote. They talk about using dialogue to world build, building a character’s voice to empower the character’s growth, and taking your characters on different emotional journeys. To listen on Spotify, click here. To listen on iTunes, click here. To listenContinue reading “Episode 109 – Carmen Dillion and World Building with Dialogue”

Episode 108 – Grand Rounds with J Thorn

In this episode, the Great J Thorn joins Jeff to talk about a myriad of topics. J has published two million words and has sold more than 185,000 books worldwide. He hosts the Writers, Ink podcast with J.D. Barker and Zach Bohannon, and The Author Life Podcast with Crys Cain. Most importantly, J encouraged JeffContinue reading “Episode 108 – Grand Rounds with J Thorn”

Episode 107 – Charmyra Fleming and Zooming into the Scene

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. You can find Charmyra’s website here: https://www.creativecalfuray.com/home Check out her podcast here: https://www.creativecalfuray.com/blog To registerContinue reading “Episode 107 – Charmyra Fleming and Zooming into the Scene”

Episode 106 – Framing a Story with Matty Dalrymple

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 theContinue reading “Episode 106 – Framing a Story with Matty Dalrymple”

Episode 105 – Laura Humm and Alicia McCalla on Editing Dialogue

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. To register for the upcoming master class, go to https://dialoguedoctor.com/masterclass-sign-up/ To listen on Spotify, clickContinue reading “Episode 105 – Laura Humm and Alicia McCalla on Editing Dialogue”

Episode 104 – Learning from She Who Became the Sun (Book Club)

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. To buy She Who Became the Sun and find more work byContinue reading “Episode 104 – Learning from She Who Became the Sun (Book Club)”

Episode 103 – Roland Denzel and Using Dialogue in a Scene

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. To engage with Roland’s work, go to https://indestructibleauthor.com/author/roland/ To listenContinue reading “Episode 103 – Roland Denzel and Using Dialogue in a Scene”