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Get Ready to Journey into Fantasy: LegendFiction’s Free Wallpapers with Dragons, Lions, and More!
Are you ready to immerse yourself in a world of exquisite beauty and boundless creativity?
Marketing for authors – ick or yay? We asked our mentors and here’s what they said
In excitement for my upcoming class on Marketing; “Unlocking the Secrets to Connecting with your Audience” I asked a few of our mentors what Marketing means to them. Here is what they said. How do you approach marketing? Dominic: Two words. Creative collaboration....
How to Create Authentic Characters for Your Stories with Tasha Kazanjian
How can we create authentic characters? In the latest episode of Magic in the Ordinary, we discuss this with Tasha Kazangjian.
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Wine & Writing! November Hourly Writing Nights: A Fun Workshop Series with Amelia Leedom
Every week throughout November, I will be hosting an Hour Writing Night.
Magic in the Ordinary: A Podcast for Those Who Want to Re-enchant Their Life
Welcome to Magic in the Ordinary, a podcast that re-enchants life for those who seek wonder and magic in everyday experiences. Join host Jacqueline as she explores the extraordinary in the ordinary, from wild adventures in books to the mysteries of quantum physics.
Constructive Criticism Made Easy? How to Give & Get Feedback on Your Writing | Workshop with Katy Campbell
Discover how to write a truly awesome novel! Learn how to handle feedback like a pro, by attending our workshop where you’ll get practical tips for giving and receiving feedback. You’ll also get to participate in group discussions and develop your skills in a fun and engaging way!
The Legendbourne: Discover your inner writing legend with LegendFiction’s community and resources
In a world where writing can be a solitary and isolating experience, a group of writers known as the Legendbourne are ready to break free and unleash their creativity.
Ascending Legends: How fiction authors get motivated to write with support & accountability in LegendFiction
Embark on weekly quests of self-improvement, tackling your writing goals with determination, and accountability.
Forge of Legends: How fiction authors break through writer’s block and craft daily writing routines with LegendFiction
Daily writing sessions and a supportive community of writers will help you develop discipline and consistency to make writing a habit.
Level up your writing with the LegendFiction Merch Collection
Check out our LegendFiction Collection merch line! We’ve put together a selection of exciting, unique products designed to inspire and remind you to create.
Fantasy Homes & Hobbit Libraries- Free wallpapers for your screens, stories, & inspiration!
If you’re anything like us at LegendFiction, you can’t get enough of hobbits and stunning homes for inspiration.
Defending Fantasy, Geekery, Lord of the Rings, & Harry Potter | Dominic de Souza & Stephanie Petters, Wood & Word
Stephanie Petters from Wood and Word joins by Dominic de Souza, to chat about Matt Fradd’s recent article In Defense of Fantasy.
Imagination & Reality: The Wardrobe we use to see and understand creation | Part 1/3
Nate Hile and Shari Suter from Grail Country join Dominic to chat about imagination as a ‘truth-bearing faculty.’ Not the fanciful kind of daydreaming, but deep imagination, imagination that reveals truth about reality to us. We touch on George MacDonald who speaks of imagination as divine, a power of synthesis and revealing. Coleridge distinguishes between primary and secondary imagination. We discuss how dogmatism represses the imagination. It is vital to encourage imagination, but to also “teach children to dream nobler dreams.”
Imagination is more than mental muddling. It is the way that we see and understand the world. Imagination is made up of stories or ‘wardrobes’ that we use to make sense of reality. These wardrobes come in many forms, including literature, film, or even music. These wardrobes can be used to uncover new ways of perceiving and interpreting the world. We touch on several examples like C.S. Lewis’ ‘The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe,’ and J.R.R. Tolkien’s ‘Lord of the Rings.’
This conversation is part of a mini-series. Our next two conversations plan to discuss these questions:
Shari: George Macdonald & the Inklings – allegory vs true fairy tales
Nate: The Imaginal/Perilous Realm – Grail questing, and why the British poets contributed most toward the imagination, Owen Barfield and participation
ABOUT SHARI, NATE, & @grailcountry
Shari and Nate are two YouTube creators who met through a Discord server and now produce content together on Grail Country. They discuss imagination as a truth-bearing faculty. Shari is from the Central Interior of British Columbia, while Nate is from Washington State. Nate’s educational background is in journalism, but he worked in the culinary field for a long time before transitioning into state government. Shari and Nate explain how their project, Grail Country, is inspired by Parsifal and the idea of a Grail Quest, which is about uncovering one’s true self.
ABOUT THIS SHOW: The LegendFiction Show
The LegendFiction show is for faith-inspired fiction writers to delve deeper, write wilder, and have fun with storytelling. Join Dominic, a delightful, deliberate dork, coming to you from the LegendFiction community. Join us as we share what we think about faith, fun, and fiction in our world today. Together, we nerd out on the numinous, grapple with the grimdark, and spellbind with stories.
The creative community for modern Catholic & Orthodox authors. Share your works in progress, give and get feedback, and double your writing output! Join our private community: https://legendfiction.com
FREE COURSE: How to be a Faith-Inspired Fiction Author
Helping authors write exciting novels, connect faith with fiction, and be a better Catholic! https://legendfiction.com/free-course
Plan Your Novel: Design the Plot, An Online Workshop with Katelin Cummins
In this ninety-minute workshop, you will create a summary of your story, then build it out into the beginnings of a full outline using the “Inside Outline” tool.
Plan Your Novel: Define the Character Arc, An Online Workshop with Katelin Cummins
In this ninety-minute workshop, you will dig into who your protagonist is, what they want, and how they change. You will also determine who is telling their story and how, and pinpoint your beginning and ending scenes.
Handling teen rebellion in stories (and real life?)
Katy, Joe, and Dominic tackle the popular trope of ‘The Teen is Always Right’ in fiction, real life, specifically the “junior knows best” trope where a teenager disobeys their parents because they feel held back.
Take the Dragon Prep Quiz: would you survive?
Welcome to the Dragon Attack Preparedness Quiz. You have exactly four minutes to answer as many questions as possible, so make sure to stay focused and think fast. Imagine for a moment that a mighty dragon is threatening your village. How prepared are you to face this...
Learner to Legend: Level up your story with our Short Story Checklist
Learn how to write a great short story that captivates readers by following these nine tips, including keeping the plot clear, focusing on a compelling character, and using sensory details to bring your story to life. Also, get proofreading tips and advice on how to get feedback from beta readers.