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

From Script to Screen: Josh Smith’s Directing Insights and Writing Evolution

Season #4

EPISODE DESCRIPTION – Tune in to this special episode with one of Zena's coaching clients as he debriefs and talks about what it was like going from the writing stage into directing his first short film. Insights...
View Episode

Story Crisis Averted: Discover the 4 Vital Traits Your Protagonist Must Have

Season #4

EPISODE DESCRIPTION – So, you think you have a great fatal flaw for your MC? Maybe you're still not quite sure what it should be? Avoid the story crisis of a total rewrite by taking steps now to ensure your...
View Episode

Building Trust Through Questions: A Path to Effective Leadership

Season #4

EPISODE DESCRIPTION – Bob Tiede (pronounced “Tee-Dee”) has been on the staff of Cru (formerly known as Campus Crusade for Christ) for 52 years – serving 8 years in Cru Campus and then 24 years as the CEO of Josh...
View Episode

Dynamic Dialogue: Letting Conflict Speak Louder Than Words

Season #4

EPISODE DESCRIPTION – Are your conflicts coming across a little flat? Do you know what your characters are REALLY fighting about...or for? Do you want to elevate your conflicts and negotiations between characters to...
View Episode

Expert Writing Advice from Comic Book Insider, David Avallone

Season #4

EPISODE DESCRIPTION – David Avallone is a writer and filmmaker. He writes on #batwheels for Warner Brothers Animation, and in 2024 he has a few new comic book series in stores, including horror comedy #ELVIRA MEETS HP...
View Episode

Captivate Your Audience: 5 Proven Techniques to Hook and Hold Them

Season #4

EPISODE DESCRIPTION – How do you hook your audience? How do you keep them engaged from the start of your story through to the end? And how do you keep them from getting bored and tuning out? Hooks don't have to be...
View Episode

Character Unveiled: 5 Expert Techniques Using 'Show Don't Tell'

Season #4

EPISODE DESCRIPTION – Ever feel like using 'show, don't tell' in revealing true character is challenging or almost impossible ? Watch this episode with Zena to learn 5 easy to apply tips on how to do just...
View Episode

The Character's Journey: From Inciting Incident to Ultimate Objective

Season #4

EPISODE DESCRIPTION – In this episode, we delve into character development through setting objectives and overcoming obstacles. Discover how to craft compelling characters that move the story forward and engage...
View Episode

Deconstructing Iconic Characters in Casablanca and Silence of the Lambs

Season #4

EPISODE DESCRIPTION – Hannibal Lecter. Agent Starling. Rick Blaine. What do they have in common? They are perfect examples of paradoxical characters, which is really why they are so great! Come along for the ride...
View Episode

Beyond First Impressions: Crafting Characters with Depth

Season #4

EPISODE DESCRIPTION – What is Character? Why do we have trouble really nailing that down? And why does it seem so hard to create 3D characters? Does that really matter if the plot is great? The answers to these and...
View Episode

Crafting Characters: Top 7 Tips For Distinctive Character Voices

Season #4

EPISODE DESCRIPTION – One big issue we can run into as writers is unintentionally making characters who all sound the same. But they all have distinctive lives, backgrounds, and personalities. So, how do we make sure...
View Episode

7 Ways to Cultivate Your Unique Voice as a Writer

Season #4

EPISODE DESCRIPTION – Your narrative voice is something unique to you, that sets you apart from others. People can tell it's your voice before they even know you wrote it. So, how do you make that happen? How do you...
View Episode