DialogueCon 2023

Mastering the Art of
Short Story Dialogue

Want to connect with other Dialoggers?
Got a dialogue-focused short story idea?
Ready to work a piece from plan to published?
Join us at DialogueCon, and immerse yourself in a creative environment that will ignite your passion for dialogue-focused short story writing.

October 14 & 15, 2023

Join Jeff and Laura in Baltimore, MD (USA) for a writing retreat focused on practical guidance for planning, writing, editing, and polishing dialogue-focused short stories. Afterward, your work will be published in the first ever Dialogue Doctor Anthology with proceeds going to charity.

What’s included:

  • Dialogue Doctor Teachings 
  • Guided Planning, Writing, and Editing Prompts
  • Dialogue Doctor Retreat Workbook
  • Lunch and Dinner on Saturday, Lunch on Sunday, Coffee and Snacks on Saturday and Sunday
  • Saturday Night Outing
  • Dialogue Doctor Edit of Your Work (1500-3000 words)
  • Your work published in an anthology

Don’t Wait. Register Today.

Register before August 15, 2023: $550.

Regular Price: $595.


Friday: Meet and Greet (Optional)


Session 1: Story Architecting: Crafting Characters for Story Development

Session 2: Character Gardens: Shaping Voices for Powerful Storytelling


Session 3: Ideas to Ink: Navigating the Journey from Planning to Writing Dialogue



Session 4: Dialogue Dilemmas: Troubleshooting Common Issues in Dialogue-Driven Stories

Session 5: Closing Chapter: Editing to Capture Audiences

Hotel Indigo
Baltimore Downtown


24 West Franklin Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
+1 410-625-6200

Group Discount Rates:
Friday Night: $209 +tax
Saturday Night: $179 +tax

Booking details coming soon!

Saturday Night Speakeasy


Located in the historic Belvedere Hotel, The Owl Bar was a Speakeasy during prohibition. Dinner is included in the conference fees.

Friday Night Hangout


Meet Jeff and Laura for dinner and drinks at the hotel restaurant and bar. Cost is not included in the conference fees.

Don’t Wait. Register Today.

Register before August 15, 2023: $550.

Regular Price: $595.