Join Zena at a Write-to-Publish One-Day Training Event in June 2021

Jun 10, 2021

One of the most important things that you can do for yourself as a writer is to keep on learning the craft. This is why I wanted to let you know that on Friday, June 18, 2021,  I’ll be teaching a four-session continuing class at this year's Write-to-Publish online seminar, Hollywood Storytelling Tools for Novelists and Screenwriters. My class makes up the entirety of Day Two of the conference.

Hollywood Storytelling Tools for Novelists and Screenwriters is a fast-paced course that highlights the essential tools and principles used by the best storytellers on the planet and shows YOU how to use those same tools to write visual, powerful and publishable stories, whether you're writing a book or a script. Each session is only one hour and fifteen minutes, so it will be be like drinking from a firehose!

Cost is only $49! All proceeds go to Write-to-Publish! This is unprecedented. You'll never find a better price-tag for these life-changing classes. Plus, if you can’t make it on the day, you can catch the replay as long as you’ve registered in advance. 

Don’t miss out on this chance to permanently improve your writing skills at the Write-to-Publish online seminar, Hollywood Storytelling Tools for Novelists and Screenwriters with Zena Dell Lowe. 

Attendance is limited. Register now to save your seat here:

Here’s a detailed breakdown of the event.

Hollywood Storytelling Tools for Novelists and Screenwriters with instructor Zena Dell Lowe

When: Friday, June 18, 2021 starting at 9am Central time

Where: Write-to-Publish online conference

Cost: $49


9:00-10:15 am (CST)   Session 1          Finding Your Story

The choice of what story to tell is the most important decision you will make as a writer. Don’t waste valuable time and energy on a story that won’t get published or produced. Is your story character driven? Is it marketable? Are you “milking your genre”? We will discuss personal and marketplace factors you should consider in choosing what story to tell and how to apply the “Hollywood Stress Test” to your story.

10:15-10:45 am            Break

10:45-12:00 pm            Session 2          Story Structure Made Easy (High-speed edition)

If you've tried other approaches to the three-act structure but still seem to have difficulty finishing your projects, you’ll discover a tool to help you. We'll break down story, using an adapted version of the “Hollywood Beat Sheet,” which helps you develop an easy-to-use roadmap for your entire story. Learn to stop floundering and start finishing your stories with confidence. (If possible, watch the film Witness, starring Harrison Ford, prior to attending this seminar.)

12:00-1:00 pm              Lunch Break

1:00-2:15 pm                 Session 3          All About Character

The essential building block of any story is unforgettable characters the audience connects to on a deep, emotional level. But how exactly do you create them? Why do some characters seem real while others fall flat? Why do audiences love some and not others? This session will break down the essential elements of how to create great characters, as well as how to reveal true character. You will learn practical tools to help you develop excellent characters that audiences will enjoy and love.

2:15-2:45 pm                 Break

2:45-4:00 pm                 Session 4          Setups, Payoffs, and Using Visual Cues

The worst thing in the world is when you watch a movie or read a novel and know you have been “set up.” Most writers rely on words for their setups, but the real trick is learning how to use visual cues to communicate important story information to your audience. You will explore ways to make your setups invisible and organic, so when you finally pay them off, the audience will be truly surprised and satisfied.


Honestly, there will never be a better price for these four core sessions, so if you’re looking for some top-notch instruction to help you add some zest to your story, I highly recommend that you register now, as attendance is limited. Sign up here: