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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, but also dive deep into the inner life of the artist and the "why" behind creativity. If you believe that story matters, you'll want to give this podcast a listen.
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Spiritual Teacher Kris Kourtis talks about all things spiritual. Awaken your soul in this world. Learn so much about spirituality, your soul, your purpose in life, crystals, and so much more. This podcast is for you to learn to live your best life. Anything is possible. Uncover the Truth to life. Unearth the meaning to life. Learn why we do what we do. Your life is sacred, so you will learn how to live a life that is abundant without suffering.
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Stalo se Vám někdy, že jste raději mlčely, i když jste věděly, že máte co říct? ŘEKNĚTE TO TEĎ! #ŽenaVZenu #NemlčetiZlato www.zenavzenu.cz Na příbězích a zkušenostech úspěšných žen z různých oborů chceme ukázat, jak vypadala jejich cesta za sny, a jak se dokázaly vyrovnat s nástrahami v podobě genderových stereotypů, mansplainingu nebo i záštiplných pomluv kolegyň.
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Everyone's heard of a "mid-life crisis", but 26-year-old Ron’Zena, is going through a "quarter-life crisis". Appropriately named, On The Rocks, Ron’Zena, invites listeners in for a long pour of the good, the bad, and the sometimes drunkly that accompanies growing up. Each week, she’ll serve honest thoughts, unfiltered conversations and unqualified advice as she navigates adulthood. Nothing is off limits nor will it be sugar coated. In fact, you’ll find yourself guessing whether your hosts’ l ...
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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 protagonist has these 4 character traits along with their fatal flaw. Otherwise, you run the risk of an unlikable MC. And if no one likes your …
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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 McDowell Ministry – a Division of Cru. And Now 20 years on the U.S. Leadership Development Team – developing the next generation of leader…
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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 the next level? Of course you do! And that is why this episode is a must! Zena gives you three clever ways to elevate and differentiat…
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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 LOVECRAFT, and his original comic series DRAWING BLOOD, co-created with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles creator Kevin Eastman from Imag…
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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 elusive in storytelling. Tune in to this week's episode where Zena gives you 5 practical tips to hook 'em and hold 'em! Hollywood Story …
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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 that! Hollywood Story Structure Class - Early Adopter opportunity Free Video Tutorial for Screenwriting The Storyteller's Mission Podcast is now …
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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 audiences with expert advice. This episode will motivate writers and storytellers with vibrant character creation that resonates with reade…
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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 while Zena shows clips and breaks down how these characters are not what they seem. Hollywood Story Structure Class - Early Adopter oppor…
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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 more in this episode where Zena gives tips on how to create characters with depth. Hollywood Story Structure Class - Early Adopter oppo…
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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 that is heard in their voice? How do we give them each a distinctive voice of their own? Watch this episode for 7 practical and easy …
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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 cultivate it? How do you find your author voice? Your writer voice? Watch this episode to find out just that. Hollywood Story Structur…
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EPISODE DESCRIPTION – Subtext: an essential element for story to add conflict and further develop your characters. But how do you capture the true essence of this covert communication method? Let's dive into the what and how of this little beast so you can harness its power in your story. Hollywood Story Structure Class - Early Adopter opportunity …
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EPISODE DESCRIPTION – What is a genre anyway? Is it really that important for you to identify your genre? You don't want to be boxed in by a label, right? Wrong. You do want that label. You do need to identify your genre. And here's why. Hollywood Story Structure Class - Early Adopter opportunity Free Video Tutorial for Screenwriting The Storytelle…
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EPISODE DESCRIPTION –Commercial story? Sounds like selling out, but it's more along the lines of actually selling. You have to have mass appeal if you want your stuff to sell. Period. So, put your #wip to the test and see if it stands up to any of these 10. Hollywood Story Structure Class - Early Adopter opportunity Free Video Tutorial for Screenwr…
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EPISODE DESCRIPTION –Whether your #wip is a screenplay, a novel, or a novel that hopes to one day become a screenplay, this episode is for you. Hollywood loves to adapt books into movies, so make sure you start on the right foot by ensuring you have these three elements in your story. Hollywood Story Structure Class - Early Adopter opportunity Free…
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EPISODE DESCRIPTION –Ever wonder if you actually have a good story idea? Want to take that story idea that seems good and make it great? Well, stop what you're doing and watch this episode to level up your stories and unlock their full potential. Hollywood Story Structure Class - Early Adopter opportunity Free Video Tutorial for Screenwriting The S…
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EPISODE DESCRIPTION – Sneak Peak into the Beta Program for Zena's new online class - Hollywood Story Structure Made Easy. Want a deeper dive into #fatalflaws in character development? Go ahead and click the link below so you can be a part of this group too! Hollywood Story Structure Class - Early Adopter opportunity Free Video Tutorial for Screenwr…
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EPISODE DESCRIPTION – Sneak Peak into the Beta Program for Zena's new online class - Hollywood Story Structure. Check out this excerpt where she discusses the differences and similarities between writing screenplays and writing novels. Then go ahead and click the link below so you can be a part of this group too! Hollywood Story Structure Class - E…
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EPISODE DESCRIPTION – Zena joins Diana Flagel on Reality Coaching for Writers for this sweet little episode all about why and how to keep your protagonist active. Free Video Tutorial for Screenwriting The Storyteller's Mission Podcast is now on YouTube. You can watch your favorite podcast as well as listen. Subscribe to our channel and never miss a…
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EPISODE DESCRIPTION – Jennifer Dornbush teaches the proper processes and evidentiary trails to follow in a crime story, but she also helps connect the dots to see that the same principles can really be applied to all stories, not just in the crime genre. And speaking of genre, Jennifer and Zena also discuss what makes the crime genre so popular and…
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EPISODE DESCRIPTION – Jennifer Dornbush talks forensics, story structure and character arc. If you are writing crime stories or not, there are several applicable tools and tips in this interview. Jennifer is a screenwriter, author, international speaker, and forensic specialist. Raised as the daughter of a medical examiner whose office was in their…
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EPISODE DESCRIPTION – I know, I know. What fear? Right? You're not scared, right? Or are you? What stories are you allowing yourself to tell? Well, it's time for a paradigm shift. And Zena is here to tell you all about why and how. By the end of this episode you will understand that we need not be afraid. Free Video Tutorial for Screenwriting The S…
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EPISODE DESCRIPTION – Are you stuck in the "and they lived happily ever after" zone? Do you wonder if that's really the only way? What if all stories didn't need a happy ending? Would you want to understand why and how? Well, here's your chance! Zena breaks it all down on this week's episode. Free Video Tutorial for Screenwriting The Storyteller's …
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EPISODE DESCRIPTION – Dialogue is a fantastic tool to provide clarity and show, not tell. But how do you make sure your dialogue is true to your story? How do you justify the dialogue so it isn't trite and contrived? How do you make sure your audience doesn't check out because it's confusing? Tune in as Zena shares 4 tricks to help you create organ…
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EPISODE DESCRIPTION – No one likes to watch a movie or read a novel where you can see the setups as plain as day. Audiences want to be surprised and delighted when those setups that you integrated come full circle later in the story. So, how do you seamlessly add your setups? One easy to remember tool. Learn about it here and find out how the movie…
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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, here is one tip you don't want to miss. Free Video Tutorial for Screenwriting The Storyteller's Mission Podcast is now on YouTube. Yo…
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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 Screenwriting The Storyteller's Mission Podcast is now on YouTube. You can watch your favorite podcast as well as listen. Subscribe to our chann…
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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? Check out this episode and find 2 simple tips to help hook your audience from the start! Free Video Tutorial for Screenwriting The Story…
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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 depths. Free Video Tutorial for Screenwriting The Storyteller's Mission Podcast is now on YouTube. You can watch your favorite podcast as we…
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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 choice. You want an active character. But what does that mean? What does that look like? How do you avoid that passive pitfall? Tune in …
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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 can, it adds intrigue and excitement to the narrative. And this in turn hooks your reader on another level. Want to learn how to get out…
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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 redemption. Do you see the difference? Do you see how this works? Join Zena as she breaks it all down. What makes a hero? What are ess…
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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. Catch this week's episode about establishing patterns, breaking them, and using traditions and rituals in order to "show" a great dea…
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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 these are great tools, but Zena brings a fresh look at both that will really help you adopt them into your writing. Free Video Tutorial …
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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? Maybe it's time to consider a free 30-minute consultation with Zena. And to assuage any worries of what to expect, check out this epis…
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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 overlaps as well. Join Zena as she gets the low down on dos and don'ts of book proposals and shares some of the overlaps from the scr…
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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 instead of passively. Incredibly engaging and captivating. A must-see for not only writers and screenwriters, but for anyone who consumes…
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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 Purpose - Why should you watch this event? you're utterly horrified by the indoctrination of our kids and our culture--which writers …
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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 logline first? Couldn't you then use that logline to keep your story on track? Join Zena this week for her tried and true method for …
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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 recovery and why, as a storyteller and human being, it is so important to take your power back...and then wield your power responsibly. …
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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 published or produced? We don't know. And yet...we press on. Why? Tune into this week's episode as Zena answers all the questions and extrapo…
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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 projects, YouTube series episodes and short films (including for Big Idea, SuperBook, Yake Films, CBN and Globalstage). He was the Story …
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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 projects, YouTube series episodes and short films (including for Big Idea, SuperBook, Yake Films, CBN and Globalstage). He was the Story …
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EPISODE DESCRIPTION – Zena lends her knowledge and expertise as a guest on Reality Coaching for Writers with host Eddie Jones. From how to pitch your story to why Christians need to start writing rated R material, this one has all kinds of goodies. Want to know more on what Hollywood is actually looking for? It's here. How about opportunities for C…
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EPISODE DESCRIPTION – What's going on with the writers and this strike? What are the demands? Are they reasonable? Why now? Why at all? Find the answers and more in this episode as Zena takes us through the changing climate for writers in today's Hollywood...and tomorrow's. WGA Strike Hub Free Video Tutorial for Screenwriting as mentioned in the po…
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EPISODE DESCRIPTION – Wondering if the little things that feel kind of wrong in life are really that big of a deal? Maybe you feel like they aren't. Like the truth will come out eventually. That's what Winston, in George Orwell's 1984, thought too. The connections between this fiction novel and the happenings of today are eerily similar and equally…
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EPISODE DESCRIPTION – Do you remember 1984? Not the big hair and MTV, but the telescreens and newspeak. That's right, we're talking George Orwell's 1984 on this week's episode. Zena's analysis of then and now draws some eery connections that you don't want to miss. Sign up for The Digest: scroll to the bottom of the webpage The Storyteller's Missio…
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EPISODE DESCRIPTION – Let's talk about protest literature: what it is and isn't, the impact it has had historically, the power behind the art. Zena breaks down a few favorites, as well as the impact they had and still can have today. Sign up for The Digest: scroll to the bottom of the webpage The Storyteller's Mission Podcast is now on YouTube. You…
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EPISODE DESCRIPTION – Just in case there is still any confusion on self-indulgence in story, Zena brings a new movie into the mix this week with Jesus Revolution, analyzing story for story's sake. You'll get her breakdown of the film and a few side notes applicable to the real-life side of things. Sign up for The Digest: scroll to the bottom of the…
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