Episode 70 – Three Story Method Editors on Editing

In this episode, Jeff is joined by seven other Three Story Method Editors to talk about the Three Story Method story rubric, what they each enjoy about editing, what is the hardest thing to catch as an editor, and what they think a writer should consider when they are picking an editor. Links from theContinue reading “Episode 70 – Three Story Method Editors on Editing”

Episode 69 – Laura Humm with Elizabeth Lynn Seaton

In Laura’s first solo episode, Laura sits down with a new author to edit a piece together. Looking at the piece as a reader, Laura talks about using dialogue to stay in the moment, revealing feelings and details of world-building with dialogue, how to know when to break a chapter, and why voice modulation isContinue reading “Episode 69 – Laura Humm with Elizabeth Lynn Seaton”

Episode 68 – Jeff and Laura Q&A on Realism and Speed

In this episode, Jeff and Laura answer questions about writing realistic dialogue and manipulating the speed of a scene. At the end of the conversation, they release the dates for the 2022 mini-conferences! Witty Banter starts at 34 seconds. Questions #1 starts at 9 minutes 30 seconds. Questions #2 starts at 40 minutes 30 seconds.Continue reading “Episode 68 – Jeff and Laura Q&A on Realism and Speed”

Episode 67 – Dennis Kurlas Book Coaching

In this episode, Jeff and Dennis give you a glimpse into what book coaching is like. At the time of this recording, Jeff and Dennis have been working on a book together for three months. Jeff and Dennis look at two scenes together and talk about the emotional flow of the scene. We talk aboutContinue reading “Episode 67 – Dennis Kurlas Book Coaching”

Episode 66 – Crys Cain and What Good is Prose?

In this episode, author and Three Story Method Editor Crys Cain joins Jeff to talk about all the non-dialogue bits of writing we have to do and how writing great dialogue frees us to use these parts of our writing differently. To find Crys’ podcasts and editing services, check out http://www.cryscain.com/ To listen on Spotify,Continue reading “Episode 66 – Crys Cain and What Good is Prose?”

Episode 64 – JP Rindfleicsh and Christine Daigle

In this episode, Jeff is joined by the amazing JP Rindfleisch and the fantastic Christine Daigle to talk about editing, the new Three Story Method Story Diagnostic, and most importantly – serialized fiction. To listen on Spotify, click here. To listen on iTunes, click here. To listen on Google Podcasts, click here. To listen onContinue reading “Episode 64 – JP Rindfleicsh and Christine Daigle”

Episode 63 – Scott Fishman

In this episode, Jeff looks at a scene with author Scott Fishman. Together they discuss making memoir engaging, zooming into a scene to help the reader gain an intimate connection to the work, and writing something with a strong theme in mind. To listen on Spotify, click here. To listen on iTunes, click here. ToContinue reading “Episode 63 – Scott Fishman”

Episode 62 – Book Club – Freaky Deaky

In this episode, Jeff and Laura are joined by members of the Dialogue Doctor Slack Community to discuss the dialogue techniques in Elmore Leonard’s Freaky Deaky. 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 wouldContinue reading “Episode 62 – Book Club – Freaky Deaky”

Episode 61 – Faye Whyte Returns

In this episode, Jeff sits down with Faye Whyte to look at a chapter Faye wrote for a book she is working on. Jeff and Faye discuss getting a character’s voice into the world, having spatial awareness of characters to help the readers imagine them, and using body language to let readers know how theyContinue reading “Episode 61 – Faye Whyte Returns”