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Legends… Assemble! What LegendFiction is and why writers love it!

Legends… Assemble! What LegendFiction is and why writers love it!

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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There be Dragons: Dragons 101 with Dominic de Souza & Katy Campbell | The LegendFiction Show

There be Dragons: Dragons 101 with Dominic de Souza & Katy Campbell | The LegendFiction Show

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

Most people are terrified of the idea of dragons. And yes, we should be, because the idea of a dragon is meant to be frightening. But not everything we fear is evil. Dominic and Katy go back to basics with dragons in storytelling, the purpose of a symbol, and why context is critical to understand its meaning. Then they talk about the 3 kinds of dragons present in western tradition, and how modern day has gifted us a new kind of dragon that we must learn to honor and respect. Most importantly, we hope this panel and these opinions help parents, authors, and readers discuss dragons with greater nuance.

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: The LegendFiction Show
The show for faith-inspired fiction writers to delve deeper, write wilder, and have fun with storytelling. Join Joe, Katy, and Dominic, three creative writers and deliberate dorks, coming to you from the community at LegendFiction. Lets nerd out on the numinous, explore worlds of imagination, meddle with movies, and spellbind with storytelling. Got a story idea you want us to riff on in the next show? Drop a comment, or send us a message. Questions, fan mail, and Hogwarts invites are all welcome anytime!

ABOUT DOMINIC DE SOUZA
A young, Catholic dad and novelist passionate about worldbuilding and faith-inspired fiction. Dominic is a graduate from the Writer’s Institute for Children’s Literature, self-published a children’s novel, and works full time as a marketer and graphic designer. He is married, with a small girl and a smaller corgi. When not reading or watching shows in his downtime, he’s recording podcasts and procrastinating about writing more stories.
WEBSITE: https://dominicdesouza.com

ABOUT KATY CAMPBELL
Katy is a humor writer and lover of fairy tales. As a homeschool graduate from New Jersey, she published her first children’s novel, Martha and Chip, at the age of nineteen. She studied entertainment media at John Paul the Great University in San Diego. There she met her husband, and returned with him to his home state of Washington. She is the first LegendFiction mentor.
WEBSITE: https://katysfables.com

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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How to be a faith-inspired fiction author with Dominic de Souza

How to be a faith-inspired fiction author with Dominic de Souza

The world is starving for stories, and the sense of hope and adventuring they bring us. But many stories today aren’t helpful, or are even harmful to readers. That’s why we need faith-inspired fiction writers! Dominic, founder of LegendFiction, explores the idea that every generation’s job is translating the Gospel into the tropes and themes and language of their time. Most importantly, we need to accept our own adventures, because the best novels come from the depths of our love for reality, with all its darkness and light.

ABOUT DOMINIC DE SOUZA
A young, Catholic dad and novelist passionate about worldbuilding and Catholicism. Dominic is a graduate from the Writer’s Institute for Children’s Literature, self-published a children’s novel, and works full time as a marketer and graphic designer. He is married, with a small girl and a smaller corgi. When not reading or watching shows in his downtime, he’s recording podcasts and procrastinating about writing stories.

WEBSITE: https://dominicdesouza.com

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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Crafting Deep Cultures for Fantastic Worlds with Mary Woods

Crafting Deep Cultures for Fantastic Worlds with Mary Woods

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

What makes for deep, believable worldbuilding? How can writers create unique fictional societies that deal with resonant moral questions and themes? Join sci-fi/fantasy author Mary Jessica Woods for a discussion on crafting vivid cultures for your stories and characters.

ABOUT MARY WOODS
Mary Jessica Woods was raised and homeschooled in the Chicago suburbs, where she read as many adventure stories as she could get her hands on. At the age of ten, she realized she was doomed to be a writer and has been following the muse ever since. Still seeking adventure, she headed out west to Wyoming Catholic College, where she climbed mountains, rappelled off cliffs, and studied the Great Books.

After graduating summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in the Liberal Arts, she returned to the Midwest to work as an editor. Mary also volunteers as an editorial assistant for the literary magazine Dappled Things, and her nonfiction has appeared in America Magazine, Catholic World Report, and First Things. In her mind, she spends most of her time on distant planets or alien spaceships, but she actually lives in rural Michigan.

WEBSITE: https://maryjessicawoods.com/
MARKMAKER: https://chrismpress.com/books/markmaker/

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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Why we need Strange & Epic Storytelling with Deacon Nicholas Kotar | LegendFiction

Why we need Strange & Epic Storytelling with Deacon Nicholas Kotar | LegendFiction

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

Deacon Nicholas is passionate about storytelling as one of the most important calls we can have – especially today. Modern media doesn’t know what it’s doing with story, and doesn’t understand the power of shared human experience across time and culture. Deacon outlines a recent re-wilding experience, the surprising creativity that came from it, and how Camelot must live in tension with the Green Chapel.

ABOUT NICHOLAS KOTAR
Nicholas Kotar is a writer of epic fantasy inspired by Russian fairy tales, a freelance translator from Russian to English, the resident conductor of a men’s choir at a Russian monastery in the middle of cow country, and a Grammy-nominated vocalist. His only regret in life is that he wasn’t born in 19th century St. Petersburg, but he’s doing everything he possibly can to remedy that error. If anyone knows where he can find a blue police box that’s bigger on the inside, please let him know.

Website: https://nicholaskotar.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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The Power of Self Publishing (& Announcing the Fiat Self-Publishing Academy!) with Kate Frantz

The Power of Self Publishing (& Announcing the Fiat Self-Publishing Academy!) with Kate Frantz

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 KATE FRANTZ
Kate Frantz is a Catholic convert, wife, and mom to 3. She is the founder of @thyolivetree where she publishes beautiful Catholic resources, such as sacrament record books and Rosary prayer books. She runs a Market which features the books of nearly 25 independent authors. In early 2023, she is launching the Fiat Self-Publishing Academy to teach Catholic authors how to publish through the lens of the Catholic faith.

Join the Academy’s waitlist: https://academy.thyolivetree.com
Shop the Market: www.thyolivetree.com
Instagram: www.instagram.com/thyolivetree.

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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Having fun building a fanbase (with a family + writing!) with Stefanie Lozinski

Having fun building a fanbase (with a family + writing!) with Stefanie Lozinski

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

Stefanie is an early bird who carves out time to write, keep a family, and still finds time to have fun with her fans! Find out how she makes it work by following her own path, playing to her strengths, and keeping it real through email and Instagram. Most importantly, find out how she includes others in her creative journey, and does more than make fans – she makes friends.

MEET STEFANIE
Stefanie Lozinski lives in Ontario, Canada, with her husband, two young children, two cats, and a whole lot of books. When she isn’t homeschooling her little ones, you’ll find her on a long walk, drinking coffee, praying a Rosary, or working on her next book.

Previous Interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUKLHfXm1p0
WEBSITE: https://authorstefanielozinski.com/

BOOK: Storm & Spire: Magnify
“The dragons have fled the skies. A noble House is clinging to life. The God of gods is rising.
https://authorstefanielozinski.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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There Be Dragons: A Primer on Dragons in Storytelling

There Be Dragons: A Primer on Dragons in Storytelling

Our imaginations today are fired by many kinds of dragons: Smaug, Maleficent, the DragonRiders of Pern, Drogon, Godzilla, Sisudatu, Toothless, Sandworms, Mountain Banshees from Pandora, and so many more. And now LegendFiction's first online convention is themed 'There...

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Fiction, Creativity & Homeschooling: Catholic Homeschool Community & LegendFiction

Fiction, Creativity & Homeschooling: Catholic Homeschool Community & LegendFiction

In a special pre-convention release, enjoy this conversation about creative writing and Catholic homeschooling! Paola Ciskanik (Catholic Homeschool Online) and Dominic (LegendFiction) talk about the origin stories for their two communities – and how they have grown up and bloomed in tandem! Both have a big heart and big focus on helping young families and homeschool children flourish and thrive. Creating spaces to encourage and inspire creativity is key.

Learn more about the Family Plan:
https://legendfiction.com/family-plan

CATHOLICHOMESCHOOL.ONLINE
Reimagine education so your children feel a sense of success by discovering their God-given strengths, and passions to serve Him in this world.

The need is urgent. The need is real. The path is rewarding but not easy.
What began in 2020 when all the world was homeschooling, as an answer to the call to teach, encourage and support Catholic families who choose the homeschool lifestyle as grown to over 7000+ families strong from around the world.

Catholic Homeschool Online is the host for the Catholic Homeschool Community, The Catholic Homeschool Podcast and the new Catholic Community Center. It has become the trusted and cherished place for everything you need to homeschool your children, from finding support, to finding and planning the BEST curriculum that fits your family, all while supporting you in prayer, and love.

ABOUT PAOLA CISKANIK
“I bring my love of my faith, marriage, family and my grateful heart! I bring to my 25 years of home education experience that is truly family-tested to this community! I also bring the vast knowledge I gained from founding and running Emmanuel Books, the trusted source for 20+ years, where I personally researched and sought the very best books/resources for families…Always through a Catholic lens, always with realistic goals in mind to bring mom inner peace!”

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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Why authors need ‘author brands’ with Marisa Stokley | Chrism Press

Why authors need ‘author brands’ with Marisa Stokley | Chrism Press

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 MARISA STOKLEY
Marisa Stokley is a managing editor for Chrism Press and marketing director for WhiteFire Publishing Group.

Website: https://chrismpress.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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The Dragon Within: High Stakes and ‘Soulfinder: Infinite Ascent’ with Douglas Ernst

The Dragon Within: High Stakes and ‘Soulfinder: Infinite Ascent’ with Douglas Ernst

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

‘Soulfinder’ is a series of combat exorcists taking on the dark and the demonic problems in our world, from dragons to snakes to possessed spiders. Doug’s latest graphic novel, ‘Infinite Ascent’ takes us on a surgical sting operation to the top of the Himalayas, and at the same time drives home a critical point. Spiritual growth does not happen until we face our inner dragons and inner fears, and forgive them.

ABOUT DOUGLAS ERNST
Douglas Ernst is the creator and writer or the Soulfinder series at Iconic Comics. He’s a former Army guy who believes success comes through hard work, honesty, optimism, and perseverance. He believes seeing yourself as a victim creates a self-fulfilling prophecy. He’s a USC Trojan with a MA in Political Science from American University, and the creator of the Soulfinder series.

Website: https://douglasernst.blog/
Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/douglasernst
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/DouglasErnst/about
Twitter: https://twitter.com/douglasernst

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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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
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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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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