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Top Seven Essential Character Qualities of a Hero Nov 25, 2022

I have been saying for some time that a key hallmark of writing from a Christian worldview ought to be main characters who have all the makings of a hero. Instead of assigning to our characters the...

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The Character Arc: Six Primary Reasons Why Your Character Must Change and Grow  Oct 28, 2022

Every story is ultimately about your character's inner transformation. By the end of the story, we expect to see someone who has fundamentally changed over the course of the telling. Plot is just...

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Five Key Character Flaw Insights that could Radically Transform Your Character’s Arc Sep 30, 2022

 A few weeks ago, a writer friend of mine reached out to me about an issue he was having in terms of the character arc. Every good writer knows that a fundamental principal of good...

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The Number One Tool to Help Writers Create 3-Dimensional Characters in Story Aug 26, 2022

We hear it all the time. “Characters need to be three-dimensional.” But this exhortation can feel vague and confusing when it comes to story execution. What we need are specific action...

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Four Crucial Insights to Help Writers Create Better Characters Jul 29, 2022

As writers, we know that the most important part of any story is character. At the end of the day, our readers won’t care about the plot or about how cleverly your story is executed if they...

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Two Simple Techniques to Undermine the Readers’ Expectations and Keep Them Emotionally Hooked Jun 30, 2022

The essence of story is that the plot unfolds because of the choices a character makes under pressure to achieve a particular goal. Without a primary objective, there is no story, because...

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LISTEN to Zena's Interview with Steven James as a Guest on The Story Blender Podcast
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LISTEN to Zena's Interview with Steven James as a Guest on The Story Blender Podcast May 07, 2021

Zena Dell Lowe was honored to be a returning guest on The Story Blender podcast, a show where award-winning writer Steven James interviews some of the world’s top storytellers on the secrets...

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The Well Creativity Conference - WATCH Zena's Keynote Presentation Day 2! Apr 24, 2021

On Day 2 of The Well, Zena Dell Lowe delivered her second keynote presentation. This time she focused on the power of visual images -- particularly the power of storytellers who use visual images...

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Join Zena at The Well Conference for Creatives in April 2021 Mar 01, 2021

YOU are invited to join me at The Well Conference for Creatives in Grand Rapids, MI, Friday & Saturday, April 23-24. I’ll be one of the keynote speakers for the conference, and will also...

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Creating Heroes: Ten Ways to Reveal the Heroic Qualities of Your Character - Part 1 Feb 27, 2021

One of the things that's really important for you to learn as a writer is how to create heroic characters. With only a few exceptions, your main character becomes the hero of your story. Therefore,...

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