Ep. 27. 5 Predictions from George Orwell's 1984 that Eerily Apply to Today
EPISODE DESCRIPTION – Wondering if the little things that feel kind of wrong in life are really that big of a deal? Maybe you feel like they aren't. Like the truth will come out eventually. That's what Winston, in...View Episode
E26. Protest Literature_Writers Who Changed the World
EPISODE DESCRIPTION – Do you remember 1984? Not the big hair and MTV, but the telescreens and newspeak. That's right, we're talking George Orwell's 1984 on this week's episode. Zena's analysis of then and now draws...View Episode
Ep. 25. What is Protest Literature and Why Do We Need It?
EPISODE DESCRIPTION – Let's talk about protest literature: what it is and isn't, the impact it has had historically, the power behind the art. Zena breaks down a few favorites, as well as the impact they had and still...View Episode
Ep.24. Jesus Revolution: Good Movie or No?
EPISODE DESCRIPTION – Just in case there is still any confusion on self-indulgence in story, Zena brings a new movie into the mix this week with Jesus Revolution, analyzing story for story's sake. You'll get her...View Episode
Ep.23. 8 Key Indicators Your Story is Self-Indulgent
EPISODE DESCRIPTION – Have you seen or read some stories and come away feeling a little manipulated? Maybe you felt there were elements that really didn't make sense, but still managed to punch you in the face. And...View Episode
Ep.22. PART 2: Three Tactics to Flip the Burden of Proof on Woke Ideology
EPISODE DESCRIPTION – Ever find yourself on the defense after bringing up your views that may be counter-woke? Feel like you can't even bring up your views because labels and assumptions start flying? Find answers on...View Episode
Ep. 21. Three Tactics to Flip the Burden of Proof on Woke Ideology
EPISODE DESCRIPTION – Tired of feeling like you're the only one who sees the world's gone crazy? Afraid to speak out because of the backlash of name-calling, labels, and assumptions? Join Zena this week as she presses...View Episode
Ep. 20. Reading the Signs of the Times: Do Storytellers Need to Reprioritize?
EPISODE DESCRIPTION – Let's face it. We're at a turning point in our society. And this begs the question: Am I writing the most important stories? What stories should I be telling? How can I help make a difference...View Episode
Ep.19. Why Writers Have a Moral Obligation to Their Audience
EPISODE DESCRIPTION – Did you know, as a storyteller, you actually are held to a higher moral standard? Do you know why? Follow along as Zena breaks down the importance of representing the moral worldview you tout and...View Episode
SP02. 5 Mind-Blowing Insights to Help Writers Show and Not Tell
EPISODE DESCRIPTION – In this brand new session created exclusively for the Writers Chat community, Zena uses the knowledge she’s gleaned as a story coach to come up with 5 mind-blowing insights to help writers...View Episode
Ep.18. Ethics in Storytelling: With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility
EPISODE DESCRIPTION – Are you aware of the worldview you're promoting in your writing? Do you write just for yourself and not to influence or affect change? Join Zena in this episode as she breaks down the importance...View Episode
Zena Dell Lowe: The Dangers of Autobiographical Materials - Avoid These Pitfalls
Have you ever found yourself weaving your own story into your WIP? Or even considered writing an autobiography? In this episode, Zena tracks through some pitfalls and how to avoid them when writing your own...View Episode