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

Ep2. Six Key Reasons Why Christians Are Afraid to Write Rated R Stories

Season #3

EPISODE DESCRIPTION –  Kids G rated movies may lack sex, violence, and language, but there can still be themes of atheism and nihilism woven into their fabric. Some R-rated material causes deep introspection when...
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Ep1. What the World Needs Now are R-Rated Stories Written by Christians

Season #3

Support the Show on [email protected]! EPISODE DESCRIPTION – Welcome to Season 3. Thanks for joining us.True to form, Zena breaks right into the meat of why society needs more R-rated stories written by...
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#51: Four Professional Breakthroughs I've had as a Writer that have Immediately Improved My Outcomes

Season #2

Support the Show on [email protected]! EPISODE DESCRIPTION – Today, I want to share four techniques I've developed that have helped me navigate the business side of my writing career. Namely, those times when I...
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#50: SPECIAL EPISODE: In this Keynote Presentation from Day 2 at The Well, Zena Demonstrates Four Clever Ways to Employ Visual Images that will Instantly Increase the Power of Your Story

Season #2

Support the Show on [email protected]! EPISODE DESCRIPTION – There are things that we can do as a Christian community to up our game as storytellers and to not rely so heavily on message. Simply put, we must...
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#49: Three A-Ha Moments from Other Writers that have Radically Impacted My Craft

Season #2

Support the Show on [email protected]! EPISODE DESCRIPTION – In this episode, Zena shares three key lessons that she learned in passing from other successful writers that were radical in terms of improving her...
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#48: SPECIAL EPISODE: In this Keynote Presentation at The Well Creativity Conference, Zena Unravels Key Mistakes that Faith-based Writers Make

Season #2

In this special keynote presentation, Zena discusses key mistakes that faith-based writers make, which alienate audiences rather than give them life.  Certain storytelling techniques bring "death," because they make...
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#47: Immediately Improve Your Ability to Set Goals and Meet Deadlines with This One Easy Tip

Season #2

Last Week I gave you my 10 Essential Principles for creating an active hero. This week we go into the writer's dilemma of procrastination, or putting aside our writing projects for things that feel more urgent.The...
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#46: The Top Ten Indicators that Your Main Character is Driving the Action

Season #2

Last week we discussed four things you must do if you've given your character the trait of "selfishness ". This week I want to discuss what it looks like for a main character to actually be the one who's driving the...
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#45: Four Critical Nuances to Incorporate When You Have a Selfish Protagonist

Season #2

One of the things that comes up often in the work I critique is a main character who is fundamentally selfish. This happens because we try to make our characters flawed (which they should be), but we haven't thought...
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#44: Not All Stories Need a Happy Ending: Daring to Make Others Uncomfortable for the Sake of Truthful Storytelling

Season #2

Last week we spoke about confronting the issue of fear in writing. This week we will continue our series by differentiating ‘nice’ and ‘kind,’ and what it looks like to make others feel uncomfortable for the sake of...
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#43: Crucial Factors Writers Must Overcome to Successfully Engage Culture in Story

Season #2

Last week we discussed the importance of empathy. Not only for ourselves as writers, but for developing dynamic and engaging characters.  This week, we take that same principle and dive deeper as we apply it to our...
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#42: EMPATHY: The Number One Tool Writers Need to Develop Dynamic Characters

Season #2

Last week, I gave you the 5 dialogue tricks every writer needs to create a clear and dynamic storyline. This week I discuss how to create dynamic characters through empathy.  The basis of story is understanding the...
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