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

Ep. 48. Setups and Payoffs - Don't Let Them See It Coming!

Season #3

EPISODE DESCRIPTION – Ever wonder if you have too many scenes? Want to make sure every one counts? Want to make sure every scene plays into your narrative? How about making sure they all move the story forward? Well,...
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Ep. 47. How to Write Meaningful Scenes That Help Advance Your Story

Season #3

EPISODE DESCRIPTION – Ever wonder if you have too many scenes? Want to make sure every one counts? Want to make sure every scene plays into your narrative? How about making sure they all move the story forward? Well,...
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Ep. 46. George Lucas Ruined Star Wars by Breaking This 1 Rule for Storytellers

Season #3

EPISODE DESCRIPTION – Zena Dell Lowe breaks down one rule for storytellers that George Lucas didn't follow in Star Wars Episode 1. Learn how to avoid this mistake in your own story.Free Video Tutorial for...
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Ep. 45. 2 Tips on How to Write Captivating Opening Scenes

Season #3

EPISODE DESCRIPTION – Opening scenes can make it or break it for your audience/reader. Take too long and you've lost them, go too fast and you'll miss building the story and the moments. So what is a writer to do?...
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Ep. 44. The #1 Skill Writers Need for Conquering Character Development

Season #3

EPISODE DESCRIPTION – Have an antagonist who feels one dimensional? Your villain falling a little flat? Check out this episode to understand how to develop those characters to new satisfying, three-dimensional...
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Ep. 43. Top 10 Signs Your Main Character is Active - You WANT This!

Season #3

EPISODE DESCRIPTION – Passive characters are un-engaging and boring. Things are happening to them, whereas an active character is driving the action, they are intriguing, and they grab your audience. Okay, so easy...
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Ep. 42. How to Bring Character Thoughts to Life in Story

Season #3

EPISODE DESCRIPTION – How easy is it to rely on your characters to extrapolate on their thoughts and feelings? But is that really fair to your readers? I mean, sure, sometimes you can't get around it, but when you...
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Ep. 41. Is Your Hero REALLY a Hero? Or Just a Terrific A-Hole?

Season #3

EPISODE DESCRIPTION – Yes, we need our characters to have flaws that they need to overcome in the course of the story. The confusion comes when we start writing our characters as morally depraved beyond the realm of...
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Ep. 40. How to Show Character Growth in Story by Establishing a Pattern and then Breaking It

Season #3

EPISODE DESCRIPTION – Wouldn't it be great to not have to rely so much on clever language to paint the picture of character growth within themselves and their relationships? Yeah, that "show, don't tell" thing again....
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Ep. 39 Mastering the Art of Show, Don't Tell Using Significant Actions and Visual Cues

Season #3

EPISODE DESCRIPTION – Show, don't tell. It can be a struggle. Let's talk about 2 tips you can sink your teeth into that will help in mastering the art. Significant actions and visual cues. Sure, you may have heard...
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Ep. 38. Need Help With Your Story? Here's a Glimpse of What You Can Expect From Your Free 30-Minute Consultation With Zena Dell Lowe

Season #3

EPISODE DESCRIPTION – Are you struggling with your WIP? Do you have ideas, but nothing seems to be coming to fruition? Do you feel like you're almost there, you have your story, but something just isn't quite right? ...
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Ep. 37. Book Proposals that Sell with Industry Insider Terry Whalin

Season #3

EPISODE DESCRIPTION – Every writer will have to write a proposal if they want to sell what they've written. While screenwriters and authors need to include different elements in their pitches and proposals, there are...
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