Episode 128 – Monica Cooke and Pacing for Emotion

In this episode, Jeff sits down with author Monica Cooke to look at the first chapter of her work in progress romance novel. They talk about building voices to communicate character personalities and slowing down in emotional moments to help the reader feel it. To find Monica’s work, check out her website – mwcooke.com ToContinue reading “Episode 128 – Monica Cooke and Pacing for Emotion”

Episode 127 – Zooming In and Out with Laura Humm

In her first solo episode, Dialogue Doctor Editor Laura Humm talks about boosting the emotional journey in your writing. Using road trip and sports analogies, she talks about introducing emotions, building emotions, and feeling the emotions. She looks at dividing up your scene, your dialogue to prose ratio, and how your should think about textureContinue reading “Episode 127 – Zooming In and Out with Laura Humm”

Episode 126 – Book Club – Little Thieves by Margaret Owen

In this episode, Jeff is joined by the Dialoggers and we talk about the book Little Thieves by Margaret Owen. It’s a beautiful book that inspires a lot of great thoughts about writing, especially when it comes to big cast conversations and character growth. Check out Margaret Owen’s website. It is beautiful – https://margaret-owen.com/little-thieves/ ToContinue reading “Episode 126 – Book Club – Little Thieves by Margaret Owen”

Episode 125 – Big Cast Scenes with Tom Holbrook

In this episode, Jeff sits down with the amazing Tom Holbrook to edit a piece Tom is working on. They talk about defining relationships between characters, building unique character voices, keeping characters engaged in a scene, and showing how characters feel about each other through voice modulation. To find Tom’s work and his editing services,Continue reading “Episode 125 – Big Cast Scenes with Tom Holbrook”

Episode 124 – Looking to the New Year

Jeff is joined by some of the Dialoggers about ending the year and looking to the next year. It’s a fun conversation with several amazing authors and podcasters about life as an author. After talking about when an author should abandon a series and rebranding covers, they get into goal setting and plans for 2023.Continue reading “Episode 124 – Looking to the New Year”

Episode 123 – Maggie Menane and 1st Person POV

In this episode, Jeff works through a piece with author Maggie Menane. They discuss reader magnets and writing in first person POV. To listen on Spotify, click here. To listen on iTunes, click here. To listen on Google Podcasts, click here. To listen on Amazon Music, click here. If you would rather watch Jeff andContinue reading “Episode 123 – Maggie Menane and 1st Person POV”

Episode 122 – Special Addition of the Author Life

In this episode, the podcast is taken over by the Author Life as J Thorn and Jeff sit down to talk about the starting of the Dialogue Doctor. J walks Jeff back to when it all started and how things got kicked off. This is the first episode in a 12 episode special addition ofContinue reading “Episode 122 – Special Addition of the Author Life”

Episode 121 – Carol Painter and Finding Your Character’s Climax

In this episode, Jeff sits down with author Carol Painter to work through her plot together. Carol has a question about her character’s growth arc and tying together multiple threads of a plot. Jeff and Carol examine her story and talk about how to end it in a satisfying way. To listen on Spotify, clickContinue reading “Episode 121 – Carol Painter and Finding Your Character’s Climax”

Episode 120 – Jeff and Laura Q&A

In this episode, Jeff and Laura answer questions from the community. Questions include: Here is a list of the books Jeff and Laura listed in response to question 1: To listen on Spotify, click here. To listen on iTunes, click here. To listen on Google Podcasts, click here. To listen on Amazon Music, click here.Continue reading “Episode 120 – Jeff and Laura Q&A”

Episode 119 – V.E. Griffith Returns to Talk Giving Readers Details

This week on the podcast, Jeff and V.E. Griffith work through a piece together. They talk about making sure the reader gets all the details they need, using body language to show more emotion, writing in a 3rd Grade child’s voice, and when to use a summary. V.E. was also on episode 99 of theContinue reading “Episode 119 – V.E. Griffith Returns to Talk Giving Readers Details”