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. 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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Ep. 36. Why Christians Create Subpar Art

Season #3

EPISODE DESCRIPTION – Be a fly on the wall for a presentation she gives to students at Act One on the importance of writing as a calling and how to evaluate your work and the work of others by thinking critically...
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Ep.35. Stop Writing Trite Christian Fluff Pieces

Season #3

EPISODE DESCRIPTION –  Passion, purpose, and writing tips. Zena checks all the boxes in this captivating and controversial interview with Shari McGriff for her special event: Penning for a Purpose.About Penning for a...
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Ep. 34. 4 Simple Steps to the Perfect Logline

Season #3

EPISODE DESCRIPTION –  Loglines can be a pain, but a necessary one. Most of us wait until the very end to write our logline, but what if you did it first? What if there was an easy set of steps to help you create your...
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Ep. 33. From Wounds to Words: How Trauma Shapes and Challenges Truth in Storytelling

Season #3

EPISODE DESCRIPTION –  Is your commitment to truth in storytelling being unknowingly skewed by past trauma? How can you tell? How do you stop it? Why does it matter? This week Zena takes you down the road of trauma...
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Ep.32. Artists: Enduring the Unknowns on a Quest for Connection

Season #3

EPISODE DESCRIPTION –  Is art really about self-expression? Or something more? Why do we create it? Especially when the majority of the time, we don't even know the outcome. Will we get paid for it? Will it be...
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Ep. 31. Let Your Mind Get Blown With These Incredible Insights From The Great Sean Gaffney

Season #3

EPISODE DESCRIPTION – Sean Gaffney has authored thirty produced plays, three feature films, four commissioned television pilots, two published chapter books, as well as over two hundred produced videos, animation...
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