Episode 9 – Q and A with Laura Humm

In this week’s episode of the Dialogue Doctor, Jeff talks with his friend, mentor, and returning guest, Laura Humm. This time Jeff and Laura dig into building a complex cast of characters. They talk about characters they have loved in literature and then compare and contrast the voices in that cast. You can find theContinue reading “Episode 9 – Q and A with Laura Humm”

Episode 8 – Sharilyn Decter

In this episode, Jeff sits down with Sharilyn Decter to review a scene. Sharilyn is an amazing historical fiction author who’s work takes place in the prohibition era. Jeff and Shari talk about building a unique cast of characters, getting those contrasting characters to compliment one another, and making sure your work fits your timeContinue reading “Episode 8 – Sharilyn Decter”

Episode 7 – The X-Files

In this episode, Jeff’s great friend Rachael Mueller returns to examine dialogue from the X-Files. Jeff and Rachael talk about keeping science-fiction believable and building contrasting partners who compliment one another. You can listen to the episode at any of the following links: To listen on Spotify, click here. To listen on iTunes, click here.Continue reading “Episode 7 – The X-Files”

Episode 5 – Laura Humm

This week Jeff Elkins sits down with his friend and teacher, Laura Humm. Laura is the COO of SIMmersion, an innovative training company that builds simulations that train professionals in difficult conversations. Additionally, Laura was Jeff’s first editor, got him into writing as a profession, and has taught Jeff much of what he knows aboutContinue reading “Episode 5 – Laura Humm”

A Dialogue Doctor Session with Lily Ann Fouts

Lily Ann Fouts is a prolific author and blogger. Her book, Live Like a Local in Loja, gives travelers an insiders guide to experiencing the cultural capital of Ecuador; her children’s book, Stella the Starling, follows the growth of a beautiful baby bird; and and on her site, lilyannfouts.com, Lily documents building and earthbag houseContinue reading “A Dialogue Doctor Session with Lily Ann Fouts”

Episode 2 – Alicia McCalla

Alicia McCalla is an amazing science fiction, fantasy, urban fantasy author who specializes in bringing diverse heroes to underrepresented readers. Alicia let Jeff take a look at her new book Becoming Hero, the first book in the Heroes League Legacy series (both working titles). This Superhero Post-Apocalyptic Dystopian Thriller is in the early stages ofContinue reading “Episode 2 – Alicia McCalla”