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Creating broken characters and stories of hope with Tasha Kazanjian | LegendFiction

Creating broken characters and stories of hope with Tasha Kazanjian | LegendFiction

Tasha has a fascination for realistic, gritty stories that push characters to discover their depths. It’s a little surprising then she sees herself as Lucy in Narnia, open to wonder and creativity. But it is that openness that drives her fascination for broken characters truly open to reality, as beautiful and harsh as it is, and honoring authenticity in their adventuring. Most importantly, stories should point to hope, however dark the world seems, as a way to show redemption and change.

ABOUT TASHA KAZANJIAN
Tasha writes fantasy, usually for either middle grade or adult markets. Currently, she’s working on a couple of short stories for an indie publisher, and revising an adult fantasy novel featuring ice age dragons. She loves reading, usually old books, and watching either Studio Ghibli movies or 80s flicks (the more synth music, the better). And when not doing any of that (or working), she’s probably baking.
https://www.instagram.com/thecatholicimagination/
https://www.instagram.com/tnkazanjian.writer/
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/22287750.Tasha_Kazanjian

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. Share your works in progress, give and get feedback, and double your writing output! Join our private community: https://legendfiction.com
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FREE COURSE: How to be a Faith-Inspired Fiction Author
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Plan Your Novel in One Page (‘How to Train Your Own Dragon’ version) with Katelin Cummins

Plan Your Novel in One Page (‘How to Train Your Own Dragon’ version) with Katelin Cummins

This talk will premiere on November 26, during our LegendHaven convention. Join us for the watch party and live Q&A afterward! http://legendhaven.com

ABOUT KATELIN CUMMINS
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.

DOWNLOAD WORKSHEET: https://mailchi.mp/c39fd096dde7/storynotes

WEBSITE: https://www.katelincummins.com/
GIGS: https://worlds.legendfiction.com/post/katelin-cummins/#gigs

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.

ABOUT LEGENDHAVEN
LegendHaven is the free online convention to meet up with Catholic and Orthodox fiction authors and readers. Ignite your excitement to write fantastic fiction! https://legendfiction.com/legendhaven-2022/

ABOUT THIS SHOW: Legendmakers
Interviews with authors, brought to you by LegendFiction, the creative community for Catholic & Orthodox fiction writers! Hosted by Dominic, the founder, 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. Share your works in progress, give and get feedback, and double your writing output! 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 Faith-Inspired Fiction Author
Helping authors write exciting novels, connect faith with fiction, and be a better Catholic! https://legendfiction.com/free-course

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Literary Agents: Author Super-fans and Advocates with Anjanette Barr

Literary Agents: Author Super-fans and Advocates with Anjanette Barr

This talk will premiere on November 26, during our LegendHaven convention. Join us for the watch party, pitch fest, and live Q&A afterward! http://legendhaven.com

Anjanette Barr is a literary agent with Dunham Literary. She’s also known around the internet, including on YouTube, as The Book Barrista.

Website: http://www.DunhamLit.com
Website: http://www.anjanettebarr.com
YouTube: @Anjanette Barr – The Book Barrista
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/BookBarrista/

ABOUT LEGENDHAVEN
LegendHaven is the free online convention to meet up with Catholic and Orthodox fiction authors and readers. Ignite your excitement to write fantastic fiction! https://legendfiction.com/legendhaven-2022/

ABOUT THIS SHOW: Legendmakers
Interviews with authors, brought to you by LegendFiction, the creative community for Catholic & Orthodox fiction writers! Hosted by Dominic, the founder, 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. Share your works in progress, give and get feedback, and double your writing output! 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 Faith-Inspired Fiction Author
Helping authors write exciting novels, connect faith with fiction, and be a better Catholic! https://legendfiction.com/free-course

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Traditional Publishing: Everything to know in 20 minutes!

Traditional Publishing: Everything to know in 20 minutes!

Sr. Grace and Sr. Allison are editors at Pauline Books & Media, the Catholic publishing house run by the Daughters of St. Paul. They share the advantages of traditional publishing and give some tips on how to share your book with a publisher.

Our publishing house’s submissions guidelines can be downloaded at:
https://pauline.org/submissions

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https://www.instagram.com/sister_allison/
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ABOUT LEGENDHAVEN
LegendHaven is the free online convention to meet up with Catholic and Orthodox fiction authors and readers. Ignite your excitement to write fantastic fiction! https://legendfiction.com/legendhaven-2022/

ABOUT THIS SHOW: Legendmakers
Interviews with authors, brought to you by LegendFiction, the creative community for Catholic & Orthodox fiction writers! Hosted by Dominic, the founder, 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. Share your works in progress, give and get feedback, and double your writing output! 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 Faith-Inspired Fiction Author
Helping authors write exciting novels, connect faith with fiction, and be a better Catholic! https://legendfiction.com/free-course

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Taking the Dive into Self Publishing in 15 minutes with Jane Lebak

Taking the Dive into Self Publishing in 15 minutes with Jane Lebak

Jane has self-published many of her own books, and continues to launch and publish them at a pace she’s happy with. Find out how she enjoys the process and pace of self-publishing, and how authors anywhere can also share and market their books.

ABOUT JANE LEBAK
Jane Lebak writes books and knits socks. She writes about angels, smart women, and angels who have to deal with smart women. Website: http://janelebak.com/

ABOUT LEGENDHAVEN
LegendHaven is the free online convention to meet up with Catholic and Orthodox fiction authors and readers. Ignite your excitement to write fantastic fiction! https://legendfiction.com/legendhaven-2022/

ABOUT THIS SHOW: Legendmakers
Interviews with authors, brought to you by LegendFiction, the creative community for Catholic & Orthodox fiction writers! Hosted by Dominic, the founder, 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. Share your works in progress, give and get feedback, and double your writing output! 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 Faith-Inspired Fiction Author
Helping authors write exciting novels, connect faith with fiction, and be a better Catholic! https://legendfiction.com/free-course

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Dragons, Nuns, & Faith in Fiction with Karina Fabian

Dragons, Nuns, & Faith in Fiction with Karina Fabian

This talk will premiere on November 26, during our LegendHaven convention. Join us for the watch party, live Q&A, and Karina’s book launch for ‘Christmas Spirits’ afterward! http://legendhaven.com

ABOUT KARINA FABIAN
Karina Fabian writes science fiction and fantasy, often humorous but always clever. Her most Catholic series are involve spacefaring nuns and a Catholic dragon detective with a nun for a partner.

WEBSITE: http://karinafabian.com

ABOUT LEGENDHAVEN
LegendHaven is the free online convention to meet up with Catholic and Orthodox fiction authors and readers. Ignite your excitement to write fantastic fiction! https://legendfiction.com/legendhaven-2022/

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. Share your works in progress, give and get feedback, and double your writing output! 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 Faith-Inspired Fiction Author
Helping authors write exciting novels, connect faith with fiction, and be a better Catholic! https://legendfiction.com/free-course

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Graphic Novels, Hero Monks, & Phantom Phoenix Superheroes with Philip Kosloski | LegendFiction

Graphic Novels, Hero Monks, & Phantom Phoenix Superheroes with Philip Kosloski | LegendFiction

Philip never thought he’d be creating graphic novels. But after discerning out of seminary, he went on to blog about symbolism in Lord of the Rings and write about spiritual traditions. Today, he heads up Voyage Comics, and has created the ‘Finnian’ saga, and is breaking ground with a new superhero. His passion is exploring how Catholics face spiritual drama, violence and adventure through the rich, fun visuals of comics.

ABOUT PHILIP KOSLOSKI
Philip Kosloski graduated from the University of Saint Thomas in Minnesota with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and Catholic studies and a master’s degree in theology from the Augustine Institute. He is currently a spirituality writer for Aleteia.org and has been featured on such places as The Huffington Post, Crisis Magazine, The Catholic Herald, Catholic Exchange, National Catholic Register and EWTN Radio.

SHOP COMICS: https://shop.voyagecomics.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. Share your works in progress, give and get feedback, and double your writing output! 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 Faith-Inspired Fiction Author
Helping authors write exciting novels, connect faith with fiction, and be a better Catholic! https://legendfiction.com/free-course

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Dragons and YA Christian Fantasy with Christina Weigand | LegendFiction

Dragons and YA Christian Fantasy with Christina Weigand | LegendFiction

Christina and Dominic talk young adult Christian fantasy, with dragons – as a pantser! Each time she tries to outline a novel, it stalls. Find out how she’s made writing work with simple constraints and plenty of creativity. A mother of 3, she shares her journey writing a trilogy as a prologue to an older tale. Today she’s working toward a new novel!

ABOUT CHRISTINA WEIGAND
Christina Weigand’s a writer, wife, and mother of three grown children and a middle school daughter. She is also Nana to three granddaughters. She lives with her husband and youngest daughter in Pennsylvania, returning there after a short sabbatical in Washington. Currently, she’s working on fantasy novels and inspirational writing. Through her writing, she strives to share the Word of God and help people young and old to realize the love and mercy He has for everyone. When she’s not writing, she’s active in her local Church, Bible Study, and volunteering at her daughter’s school helping the children develop a love for reading and writing. Jesus fills her home with love as she shares Him through her writing.

Website: https://www.weigandchris.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. Share your works in progress, give and get feedback, and double your writing output! 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 Faith-Inspired Fiction Author
Helping authors write exciting novels, connect faith with fiction, and be a better Catholic! https://legendfiction.com/free-course

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A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Power of Humor with Katy Campbell | LegendHaven 2022

A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Power of Humor with Katy Campbell | LegendHaven 2022

This talk will premiere in November 26, during our LegendHaven convention. Join us for the watch party, and Katy’s Q&A afterward! http://legendhaven.com

Katy talks about the power of humor and how the best stories contain a complex emotional color wheel.

FOLLOWED BY LIVE AMA
Bring your thoughts, questions, and discussion topics to Katy’s ask me anything session! This live Q&A session is the followup to her prerecorded talk, ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Power of Humor.’ If you have questions about the talk, her books, or writing in general, this is a great opportunity to have a conversation!

It is also a great opportunity to win some free books! At the end of the session, one random attendee will be selected to win Katy’s three titles:
– Love, Treachery, and Other Terrors
– The Canadian Nights
– Rosaline’s Curse

ABOUT KATY CAMPBELL
Katy thinks it’s weird to write about herself in the third person but is willing to do it for the sake of this author bio. She is a humor writer and lover of fairy tales. She prefers the gory originals to the squeaky clean Disney retellings but will gladly consume both. As a homeschool graduate from New Jersey, she published her first children’s novel, Martha and Chip, at the age of nineteen. She went on to study entertainment media at John Paul the Great University in San Diego. It was there she met her husband, a man who only dressed in flannel and had a cup of Starbucks coffee permanently affixed to his hand. She returned with him to his home state of Washington where she too, developed a taste for Starbucks (though not for flannel).

WEBSITE: https://katysfables.com

ABOUT LEGENDHAVEN
LegendHaven is the free online convention to meet up with Catholic and Orthodox fiction authors and readers. Ignite your excitement to write fantastic fiction! https://legendfiction.com/legendhaven-2022/

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. Share your works in progress, give and get feedback, and double your writing output! 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 Faith-Inspired Fiction Author
Helping authors write exciting novels, connect faith with fiction, and be a better Catholic! https://legendfiction.com/free-course

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Joe Campbell | LegendFiction Mentor

Joe Campbell | LegendFiction Mentor

A graduate from JPCatholic University, with a family background in editorials, Joe loves movies and creative mayhem and Christic imagination. He spends time writing stories and engaging with the LegendFiction community, providing feedback and inspiration to authors.

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
About: https://legendfiction.com/about/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/legendfictions/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/legendfiction/

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

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