The Storyteller’s Mission with Zena Dell Lowe

The Storyteller’s Mission with Zena Dell Lowe

Hosted by: Zena Dell Lowe

Zena Dell Lowe is a seasoned and engaging teacher with a passion for writers and storytellers. Her focused, concise, and practical episodes (all roughly 20 minutes) not only explore the nuts and bolts of the craft,...

Episodes

Navigating Dystopia: The Moral Dilemmas of Storytelling

Season #4

EPISODE DESCRIPTION – Dive into the moral complexities of dystopian storytelling as we look at a gripping scene from a student screenplay and hear critiques from the master, Zena. Uncover the blurred lines between...
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Crafting Killer Scripts: Tips for Screenplay Success

Season #4

EPISODE DESCRIPTION – Join Zena as she navigates common pitfalls in screenwriting with real-world examples and offers practical, even crafty solutions to elevate your script's impact. From slug lines to 'cheater'...
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Character Development: Beyond Likability and Into Resonance

Season #4

EPISODE DESCRIPTION – In this episode of The Storyteller's Mission, Zena delves into the art of crafting characters that go beyond mere likability to truly resonate with your audience. Exploring three key strategies...
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Creating Compelling Scripts: The Importance of Visual Details

Season #4

EPISODE DESCRIPTION – In this episode of Regent Class, Zena Dell Lowe dives into the intricacies of justifying character motivation through visual storytelling in screenwriting. Zena emphasizes the unique challenge of...
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How to Shine at a Writers Conference: Insider Tips

Season #4

EPISODE DESCRIPTION – In this unplanned and candid episode, Zena and Larry share their post-conference reflections, revealing unexpected insights on how to stand out at writers' conferences. They recount their...
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The Journey to a Sellable Script: Tips and Tricks for Aspiring Writers

Season #4

EPISODE DESCRIPTION – Anthony Gallo interviews Zena Dell Lowe! Tune in as Zena shares valuable insights and insider tips for writers aiming to break into the competitive world of Hollywood. She delves into the...
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From Script to Screen: Josh Smith’s Directing Insights and Writing Evolution

Season #4

EPISODE DESCRIPTION – Tune in to this special episode with one of Zena's coaching clients as he debriefs and talks about what it was like going from the writing stage into directing his first short film. Insights...
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Story Crisis Averted: Discover the 4 Vital Traits Your Protagonist Must Have

Season #4

EPISODE DESCRIPTION – So, you think you have a great fatal flaw for your MC? Maybe you're still not quite sure what it should be? Avoid the story crisis of a total rewrite by taking steps now to ensure your...
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Building Trust Through Questions: A Path to Effective Leadership

Season #4

EPISODE DESCRIPTION – Bob Tiede (pronounced “Tee-Dee”) has been on the staff of Cru (formerly known as Campus Crusade for Christ) for 52 years – serving 8 years in Cru Campus and then 24 years as the CEO of Josh...
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Dynamic Dialogue: Letting Conflict Speak Louder Than Words

Season #4

EPISODE DESCRIPTION – Are your conflicts coming across a little flat? Do you know what your characters are REALLY fighting about...or for? Do you want to elevate your conflicts and negotiations between characters to...
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Expert Writing Advice from Comic Book Insider, David Avallone

Season #4

EPISODE DESCRIPTION – David Avallone is a writer and filmmaker. He writes on #batwheels for Warner Brothers Animation, and in 2024 he has a few new comic book series in stores, including horror comedy #ELVIRA MEETS HP...
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Captivate Your Audience: 5 Proven Techniques to Hook and Hold Them

Season #4

EPISODE DESCRIPTION – How do you hook your audience? How do you keep them engaged from the start of your story through to the end? And how do you keep them from getting bored and tuning out? Hooks don't have to be...
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