Zena Dell Lowe is teaching classes on Screenwriting at a number of upcoming events.
1. JANUARY 7 - 9, 2010 LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, GA.
Zena will be teaching an advanced class on Screenwriting as an adjunct professor at Covenant College on Lookout Mountain, Georgia. To find out how you might be able to audit this class, contact Zena at email@example.com.
2. MARCH 3 - 7, 2010 LEESBURG, FL.
FLorida Christian Writer's Conference. http://www.flwriters.org
Zena will be teaching a series of classes entitled, "Hollywood Story-Telling Tools: What Hollywood Knows that Every Writer Should Learn." For screenwriters and fiction writers alike, this series will teach you how to write visual, powerful, and commercially viable stories that can compete with anything coming out of Hollywood. Zena will be teaching 6 sessions in this series as follows:
1. Finding Your Story
The choice of what story you are going to tell is the most important decision you will make as a writer. In this class, we will discuss three great sources for good stories (and one bad one). We will also go through personal and market place factors you should consider as you choose what story to tell, and how to apply the “Hollywood formula” to your story.
2. Three Act Structure
Have difficulty getting from Act One to Act Three? Do you find that your story lags in Act Two, or worse, you get lost and don't know how to finish? If you've tried other approaches to the three act structure, but still seem to have difficulty finishing your project, this is the class for you. We'll use the Hollywood Beat Sheet to learn how to flesh out our story, and develop an easy to use roadmap to help us get to the end. This class may change your life. It changed mine.
3. Creating Great Characters
Why do some literary and cinematic characters seem real while others fall flat? How can we create 3-D characters? This course will break down the essential elements of a great character and enable you to develop unforgettable characters for your stories.
4. Essentials of Great Dialogue
Do you find yourself wishing your dialogue was a little spicier, and a little less contrived and drab? This course will teach eight essentials of great dialogue and twelve tools you can apply to make your dialogue sharp.
5. Story as an Art Form: Seven Levels of Meaning to Apply to Your Work
There are seven levels of meaning in visual story-telling, but most writers only use one. In this session we will consider what we mean by calling fiction a “visual” art form, and discover how to construct more complex visual imagery so as to portray deeper levels of meaning through your stories.
6. Calling & Responsibility: What is a Christian Artist?
Why should Christian writers work in the mainstream and not just put out Christian novels? This course will probe the moral dimensions of novel writing and challenge Christians to think more deeply about what it means to be a "Christian" artist.
3. JUNE 9 - 12, 2010 WHEATON, IL. Write to Publish Conference, http://www.writetopublish.com/
In addition to the classes above, Zena will be hosting a workshop in the evenings so participants will have a chance to apply the tools they are learning. They will also be getting feedback on their work.