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Episode 92 – Emotional Tone with Miss Catherine Hernandez

In this episode, Jeff is joined by Three Story Method Editor Catherine Hernandez to talk about taking your reader on an emotional journey. They work to define the phrase “emotional tone,” they talk about how the character’s emotional journey connects to the reader’s emotional journey, and they give tips and tricks for writing and editingContinue reading “Episode 92 – Emotional Tone with Miss Catherine Hernandez”

Episode 91 – Eric Heuser and Dialogue in Action Scenes

In this episode, Eric Heuser returns to look at another piece with Jeff. Eric also appeared in episodes 35, 65, and 82. Together they look at using dialogue in action scenes, transitioning from one setting to the next, and maintaining urgency throughout the piece. To listen on Spotify, click here. To listen on iTunes, clickContinue reading “Episode 91 – Eric Heuser and Dialogue in Action Scenes”

Episode 89 – Laura Humm and Lisa Young Talk about Pacing

In this episode, Laura and Lisa looked at a scene from Lisa’s current science fiction novel. Among other things, they discuss pacing a scene so the reader can experience the emotional flow, limiting the number of characters to allow the reader to focus on plot movements, and getting the reader to the most important aspectsContinue reading “Episode 89 – Laura Humm and Lisa Young Talk about Pacing”

Episode 88 – SW Millar Returns to Talk Writing Lone Wolves

n this episode, SW Milar returns to the podcast. He and Jeff look at a piece together and talk about removing the burden from the reader, talking to inanimate objects, bringing back repeated conversations to show character growth, and placing prose between segments. To listen on Spotify, click here. To listen on iTunes, click here.Continue reading “Episode 88 – SW Millar Returns to Talk Writing Lone Wolves”

Episode 87 – Jeff Answers Questions from the Dialoggers

In the first solo episode of 2022, Jeff answers questions posed by the Dialogue Doctor Community – the Dialoggers. The topics covered include: defining what dialogue is, using body language in dialogue, suggestions on using inner thoughts, what to do when your character is alone, and how to redeem unlikable characters. To listen on Spotify,Continue reading “Episode 87 – Jeff Answers Questions from the Dialoggers”

Episode 86 – Jeff Elkins and Angela Haas Talk Inner Thoughts

In this episode, Jeff sits down with writer Angela Haas to look over a space opera scene Angela has written. They discuss lining your character’s voice up with their personality, including inner thoughts as part of your character’s voice, contrasting characters to increase the intensity of the scene, and when to modulate a character’s voice.Continue reading “Episode 86 – Jeff Elkins and Angela Haas Talk Inner Thoughts”

Episode 85 – The Network Effect by Martha Wells

In this episode, Jeff and Laura and joined by Dialoggers to discuss The Network Effect by Martha Wells. They talk about writing amazing character voices in science fiction, putting in backstory and info-dumping, using unique point-of-views, writing in a way that sucks the reader into a character voice, and using punctuation tools to make aContinue reading “Episode 85 – The Network Effect by Martha Wells”

COACHING

The Dialogue Doctor Book Coaching Team offers 3 different types of coaching: Single Chapter Coaching – this type of coaching is focused on analyzing what you are doing and giving you tips on how to improve your dialogue. You will provide a Dialogue Doctor Book Coach with 2000-3000 words, we will email you back notesContinue reading “COACHING”

Episode 84 – Laura Humm and Faye Whyte and Engaging the Reader in Character Voices

In this episode, Dialogue Doctor Book Coach Laura Humm sits with Dialogger Faye Whyte to review two scenes Faye has written. This session is jam-packed with incredible tips for writing. During the discussion, they cover creating a natural feeling back-and-forth for the reader, incorporating world-building into the dialogue, writing children’s voice, and a tone more.Continue reading “Episode 84 – Laura Humm and Faye Whyte and Engaging the Reader in Character Voices”

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