The Dialogue Doctor: Jeff Elkins

Do you suffer from mono-mouth? Are you experiencing side effects such as decreased reader engagement, poor sales, and a lack of energy? If so, it might be time for a house call from the Dialogue Doctor, Jeff Elkins.

In a rare interview on The Career Author Podcast, J. talks to Jeff about his most recent manuscript, how Jeff helped J. regain the joy of writing, and why every writer needs to pay attention to what characters say and how they say it.

The Career Author Podcast is a podcast where co-authors J. Thorn and Zach Bohannon share their struggles and successes as full-time authors, advice for improving your writing craft, and honest discussions of what it takes to build a successful career as an author.

In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • The problem with most dialogue
  • Why readers will bail on your story without sharp dialogue
  • What the Dialogue Doctor does and how he can help writers
  • Why J. was thrilled when he had to convert a first draft into a screenplay

Also, J. recommends a new service for tracking your book’s rank and reviews.

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