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

Writing Funny: The Presence and Purpose of Hostility in Comedy

Season #2 Episode #29

S2_E29 – The Presence and Purpose of Hostility in ComedyThis week in our series on writing funny, we're talking about the second letter in Melvin Helitzer's acronym THREES, which makes up the six primary ingredients...
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Writing Funny: How to Target the Subject of Your Joke Without Destroying it

Season #2 Episode #28

S2_E28. How to TARGET the subject of your joke without utterly destroying it.What are the principles and tools for comedy writing? This week we look at the "T" in Melvin Helitzer's acronym, T.H.R.E.E.S., which is...
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Writing Funny: Foundational Tools & Principles for Using Humor in Story

Season #2 Episode #27

S2_E27. Writing Funny For the past few weeks, we've been talking about how to use visual cues to enhance the meaning of your story. Today we launch a new series that explores the tools and principles associated with...
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Special Episode: Zena Highlights the Crucial Role of the Storyteller in Culture as a Guest on the Act One Podcast

Season #2 Episode #26

S2_E26 – Special Episode: Zena Highlights the Crucial Role of the Storyteller in Culture as a Guest on the Act One Podcast with James DukeRecently, I had the honor of being invited to be a guest on the Act One Podcast...
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Using Objects & Metaphors to Show the Internal Emotional Arc of Your Character

Season #2 Episode #25

S2_E25 – Using Objects & Metaphors to Show the Internal Emotional Arc of Your CharacterFor the last few weeks, we’ve been discussing how to “show, don’t tell” in story by employing a few of my favorite techniques...
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How to Use Rituals and Traditions to Reveal Deeper Meaning in Story

Season #2 Episode #24

S2_E24 – How to Use Rituals and Traditions to Reveal Deeper Meaning in StoryLast week, we started talking about how one of the best tools you’ll ever learn how to use in story is to establish and pattern and then...
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Why Establishing a Pattern and then Breaking it in Story is One of the Best Tools You Can Learn

Season #2 Episode #23

S2_E23 – Why Establishing a Pattern and then Breaking it in Story is one of the Best Tools You can LearnOne of the primary rules that we learn as storytellers that we need to accomplish is show don't tell. But what I...
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The Business of Hollywood: Why You Need a Producer to get Your Project Made

Season #2 Episode #22

S2_E22 – The Business of Hollywood: Why You Need a Producer to Get Your Project MadeFor the last few weeks, we've been discussing how Hollywood works. What are some of the things that you should know as a writer so...
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The Business of Hollywood: How do I get My Story Made into a Movie?

Season #2 Episode #21

S2 E21 - The Business of Hollywood: How do I get My Story Made into a Movie?On the last episode, I talked about how writers are potentially getting ripped off because they don't understand the business of Hollywood. ...
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What Writers Need to Know to Avoid Getting Scammed by Hollywood

Season #2 Episode #20

S2 E20 – What Writers Need to Know to Avoid Getting Scammed by HollywoodI was recently contacted by an editor on Facebook Messenger, asking for my feedback on a deal that somebody was trying to make with her client....
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The Top 10 Habits You Need to Become a Successful Writer

Season #2 Episode #19

S2 E19 – The Top 10 Habits You Need to Become a Successful WriterI recently read an article about the mystery behind Tom Brady's greatness. He wasn't "born" great. He became great by establishing good habits and...
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Elements of a Christian Worldview: It All Comes Down to Morality

Season #2 Episode #18

S2 E18 – Elements of a Christian Worldview: It All Comes Down to MoralitySome Christians are concerned about writing certain types of material.  For example, what if I'm writing sci fi or fantasy, and in my story...
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