About LegendFiction

LegendFiction is a movement to create popular fiction informed by our faith, not to be pushy or preachy, but to fascinate and subcreate.

There are 4 kinds of Catholic writers & groups

Creati

Focus: unrestricted freedom to create. Uninterested in faith-inspired fiction. May run the risk of not offering deeper outlooks and intentional insights.

Imprimati

Focus: getting an imprimatur. Wants to know ‘Is my writing safe? Is it correct?’ We need  good content that affirms faith-based outlooks. 

Literati

Focus: cultivate new classics.  This content requires maturity and insights from reader. It’s not meant to be generally accessible.

Populati

Focus: renewing popular themes from modern culture. Faith-inspired fiction that fascinates, and dramatizes how our faith is lived in the modern world.

We’re the populati.

Because dragons are awesome.

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We have come from God and inevitably the myths woven by us, though they contain error, will also reflect a splintered fragment of the true light, the eternal truth that is with God.

J.R.R. Tolkien

LegendFiction is creating new worlds without end.

We’re not about filling our shelves with more ‘Catholic’ or Orthodox fiction, for our own tribe.

Our craft is inspired by our creed, but it is craft first. We are grounded and pulled by our sacramental relationship with creation.

We’re focused on the modern reader, and the modern faith-inspired author, passionate about publishing and crafting compelling fiction.

We’re putting down our swords, and using our pens to fascinate. To create worlds. To bring people together. To enlighten, inspire, and share.

We’re not arguing, compelling, or building walls. We’re not being pushy or preachy.

We need to fascinate and thrill with hope and humanity, with dark stories and cautionary tales, with sacrifice and sin, and the full drama of the human condition.

We see our fiction as a frontier, digging deeper and pushing higher than other stories. Because we believe that God is not in competition with his creation. He reveals himself through  time, places, peoples, and cultures.

The role of a faith-inspired author is to be the weaver of re-wilded enchantment. Our time may feel like an age of greyed boredom and pointless pain.

We explore the wilds of truth, beauty, and goodness. And turn them into legends.

Sound like you? Join us.

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Helping authors write exciting novels, connect faith with fiction, and be a better Catholic!

Meet your Mentors

Starting with our founder, and more coming throughout the year!

Katy Campbell | Meet the Mentors | Legendmakers

Katy Campbell | Meet the Mentors | Legendmakers

Katy grew up in a family that was always joking around and laughing. “My grandma taught me that humor is a powerful tool for getting perspective, especially when working through difficulties. I brought this value to my writing and have yet to create a story I don’t consider at least a little bit fun. So far, I’ve published four comedy fantasies and have many more in the works! ”

WEBSITE: www.katysfables.com

Q: Favorite fandom/movie series?

This is the worst question ever because there are so many awesome fandoms to choose from. Since I have to choose, I’ll say Star Trek from the original series through Voyager. (None of these new-fangled Star Treks you kids are watching.) My fairies draw a ton of inspiration from Q, the mischievous all-powerful space alien that appears in Next Generation.

Q: What are you writing these days?

Lots of things! I am doing a sequel to my first novel, Love, Treachery, and Other Terrors. A sequel to Rosaline’s Curse, and a new fun fantasy for middle schoolers about a fifteen-year-old girl’s search for her long-lost parents.

Q: Why is LegendFiction a Good Idea?

Because Orthodox and Catholic writers need a place to tell fun stories that reflect their worldview. I mentioned how much I love Star Trek earlier, but numerous episodes depict religious people as superstitious, science haters that need to be defeated. It’s a pretty standard sci-fi trope.

What’s the solution to this? Help religious writers create awesome sci-fi! Their stories might not be explicitly religious, but they also won’t perpetuate anti-christian stereotypes.

Q: What Services Do You Offer?

I offer story coaching for novels and short stories. As I am reading through your story, I will leave inline comments with my real-time reaction and predictions about where the story is going. This will help you understand if your emotional beats are working.
I try to be as specific as possible with feedback whether it’s constructive or praising. So instead of saying, “I like Chapter 6” I’ll say, “I like how you built tension in Chapter 6 by introducing the mysterious stranger. He was really creepy and the way he kept showing up everywhere the hero went got me really on edge.”

Instead of saying, “This section is boring.” I will say, “Cut this section down because it repeats information you gave us earlier in the story.”

Q: What’s your dream audience?

I like working with people who are open-minded, willing to consider my notes even if they don’t end up using them, and people who are willing to ask clarifying questions about my feedback. I also love working with people who have great senses of humor and don’t take themselves too seriously.

Q: What’s one thing that you wish people knew about editing?

Nobody’s work is perfect. All the great books you’ve read went through numerous rounds of editing. Don’t be embarrassed if I catch a mistake in your manuscript. I’ve probably made the same mistake a hundred times. Editing can hurt, but it’s an important part of making your story awesome!

ABOUT THIS SHOW: Legendmakers
Interviews, convos, and community news about LegendFiction, the creative community for Catholic & Orthodox fiction writers! We talk creed, craft, and co-creation, rooted in grit, grace, gods, and dragons. Let’s inspire your faith and your fiction.

ABOUT LEGENDFICTION
The creative community for modern Catholic & Orthodox authors. Discover new worlds, support your favorite authors, share your works in progress! Share your stories for free, or join our private community.
https://legendfiction.com
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FREE COURSE: How to be a Catholic Author
Helping authors write exciting novels, connect faith with fiction, and be a better Catholic! https://legendfiction.com/free-course

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Katelin Cummins | Meet the Mentors

Katelin Cummins | Meet the Mentors

Katelin Cummins is a writer and fiction book coach certified through Author Accelerator. She is a cradle Catholic who loves stories (especially fantasy) Katelin is excited to support Catholic writers to write the best stories they can, whether the content of those stories has religious themes or not.

WEBSITE
https://www.katelincummins.com/

As a book coach, Katelin help writers plan, write, or revise their novels. She offers guidance for planning a novel, professional developmental editing, project management for the creative process, accountability, and encouragement.

The two best times to begin working with Katelin are when you are beginning a new novel or have completed a first draft and are planning a revision.

Book Coaching Services:

– Accountability & Encouragement: Achieve your goals with personalized project management support for your book project. Twice per month, meet for a 30-minute video call to discuss your goals, your progress, and your plan for how to move forward.

– NaNoWriMo Support: Plan your book and reach the 50,000 word finish line this November. This package uses the Blueprint for a Book tool from Author Accelerator along with six weekly coaching sessions for accountability and encouragement.

– Blueprint for a Book: Build your book using Author Accelerator’s in-depth novel-planning method. Complete the exercises over four deadlines (one to two months), receive written feedback, and discuss your work with me during three live coaching sessions.

– Manuscript Evaluation: Send your completed manuscript and find out what’s working and what’s not working with your book as a whole. Receive a detailed editorial letter with a step-by-step plan for revision. Then discuss your feedback and revision plan on a one-hour video call.

See more information or contact her on her website: www.katelincummins.com.

DISCOUNT
Katelin offers a 10% discount on services to members of LegendFiction!

CREATIVE PROJECTS
As a writer, Katelin is currently working on a supernatural women’s fiction novel called Inheriting the Muse. It’s about an artist who meets the muse spirit who inspired her famous painter father. The muse magically inspires her, animates her artwork, and brings her success. But when the artist-muse relationship turns toxic, the artist must decide if creative bliss is worth her freedom.

About Author Accelerator
https://www.authoraccelerator.com

ABOUT THIS SHOW: Legendmakers
Interviews, convos, and community news about LegendFiction, the creative community for Catholic & Orthodox fiction writers! We talk creed, craft, and co-creation, rooted in grit, grace, gods, and dragons. Let’s inspire your faith and your fiction.

ABOUT LEGENDFICTION
The creative community for modern Catholic & Orthodox authors. The creative community for modern Catholic & Orthodox fiction authors. Discover new worlds, support your favorite authors, share your works in progress! Share your stories for free, or join our private community.
https://legendfiction.com
About: https://legendfiction.com/about/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/legendfictions/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/legendfiction/

FREE COURSE: How to be a Catholic Author
Helping authors write exciting novels, connect faith with fiction, and be a better Catholic! https://legendfiction.com/free-course

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Meet Dominic de Souza

Meet Dominic de Souza

A young, Catholic dad and novelist passionate about worldbuilding and Catholicism. I’m a graduate from the Writer’s Institute for Children’s Literature, self-published a children’s novel, and work as a full time marketer and graphic designer. I am married, with a...

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Welcome letter from the Founder

Welcome to the most exciting journey in the world: being an author.

And on top of that, being a Catholic or Orthodox legend maker.

We are a fortunate few, filled with the creative call, passionate about folk and fields that no one else can see or hear.

But many of us live under a cloud of unease, unsure how to integrate our Faith with our fiction. Perhaps afraid to connect our witness with our worldbuilding. We have heard a call to explore a deep and challenging idea. To go on an inner adventure to find and fight dragons.

LegendFiction is the beginning of a new journey with Catholic and Orthodox fiction authors. We want to fill each other with confidence that you write almost anything you want to, go anywhere and tell any story you’re inspired to tell.

Our modern generations have different questions, different viewpoints, to the past. That’s why we should celebrate classical literature, but need more. A diet made up of the past blinds us to the present. A diet of only current ideas unroots us from ourselves.

The faith-inspired author sits on that thin line between past and present. We drink deep of the ancient past of Christian heritage and insight, and wrestle with the new themes and cultures of our current world.

We always circle a core idea; God is not in competition with his creation. In fact, he reveals himself through it. And since time exists within him, he acts across lives and aeons. We cultivate the longer vision, not the quick win.

Sound like you? That’s amazing. We can’t wait to meet you. Join us .

Dominic de Souza
Founder

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