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our first online Catholic-Orthodox Con!

Nov 26, 2022 | LegendHaven is the free online, fiction convention to meet up with Catholic and Orthodox authors and readers. Ignite  your excitement to write fantastic fiction!

Free Short Talks

All the talks are free!

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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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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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

INSTAGRAM
https://www.instagram.com/sister_allison/
https://www.instagram.com/sistermariagrace/

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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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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Light ’em up: ‘Reign of Fire & Cool Storytelling with Joe Campbell

Light ’em up: ‘Reign of Fire & Cool Storytelling with Joe Campbell

This talk will premiere in November 26, during our LegendHaven convention. Join us for the watch party! http://legendhaven.com

Joe Campbell is a writer of sci-fi, horror, and historical fiction, based near Seattle, Washington. Here he talks about the importance of a strong hook when writing fiction. What’s that image that will stick in your readers’ minds long after they put the story down, and how should that drive your creative process?

ABOUT JOE CAMPBELL
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.

Read Joe’s fiction: https://worlds.legendfiction.com/post/joe-campbell/
YouTube: @Film Illiterates

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. 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.
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LIve Meetups

Jump into live speed meetings to chat with authors and readers. Join or make a hangout!

Workshops

Jump into a free workshops at the convention. RSVP to special paid workshops.

expo booths

Browse the expo to meet authors, explore brands, books, and chat with speakers!

LegendHaven

Meet faith-inspired authors

Chat in live sessions & speed meetings

Short, fun, inspiring talks
LegendFiction

LegendHaven is the online convention to meet authors and grow our community!

Dress up as your favorite character, or come as you are! With the Rings of Power, Avatar, Fantastic Beasts, Sandman, Game of Thrones, Star Wars, Avengers, and all the fandoms, our hunger for exciting, dramatic fantasy has never been higher.

LegendFiction is a thriving community of Catholic and Orthodox fiction writers. We love scifi, fantasy, and imaginative fiction. Most importantly, we are faith-inspired. We believe that we have a valuable contribution to make – but only if we can tell rousing and riveting stories first.

Join our community

Get excited to write your own stories

Learn how to improve your writing
Watch the talks for free!
Meet up with faithful writers
Meet our mentors and first legends
Join free workshops to level up your skills
Meet sponsors and publishers
Discover the world of LegendFiction
Join our community

2022 theme

There be dragons

Dragons are ancient and dramatic symbols for wisdom and chaos, gods and growth, the numinous, dangerous, and seraphic. Most importantly, dragons stand for everything beautiful, dangerous, and undiscovered in creation.

Storytellers do more than imagine the drama of adventuring. They challenge readers to dig deeper, beneath our own scales, in the hope of unleashing our own hoard of creativity and fire. Our world needs dragons, because the world needs us. The stuff of legend.

live Convention Sessions

Read 1 page of your latest story & discuss.
Beam up with scifi fans.
Brainstorm your questions!
Must bring cocoa with cayenne.
Chat with fellow artists
Hang out with fantasy fans
Meet up with 13-17yr olds!
17+ writing discussions
Share music, tips, links, and ideas!
Bring coffee! ’nuff said.
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Convention sponsors

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After the convention

RSVP to these private, paid workshops with our mentors.

Building an author brand

A private, live workshop with the founder of LegendFiction. We will go over the 6 key areas to building a brand that people want to follow, and publishers want to see. Most importantly, we’ll help you build a brand you’ll love – to grow your fanbase!

Mini Novel Workshop

The Mini Blueprint  (developed by Author Accelerator) guides you to create a basic plan for your novel. Katelin will coach two writers live on their completed Mini Blueprints. Complete the Mini Blueprint and submit it ahead of time to be considered for live coaching.

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27 Comments

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    Hi! I’ve tried to register a few times but haven’t received the email…?

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    • Dominic de Souza

      Thanks for the note, Faith! did you check your spam folder?

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    Is there an age range for this event? I have an 11 year old who is interested. Would it be appropriate for her?

    Reply
    • Dominic de Souza

      We recommend 13+ for our teen community. :) You’re certainly welcome to attend with her!

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    I am interested especially in finding out what I could write about and how to proceed.

    Reply
    • Dominic de Souza

      We look forward to seeing you there. :) What kind of writing have you explored to date?

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    Hi Dominic,

    I would also like to pre-register but the link above
    data-account=”3805664:g8u3k5o2l8″ data-form=”5784045:u5v2v2″>
    doesn’t let me click on it or take me anywhere. Thank you!

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    Hi Dominic,
    Trying to register, and cannot.
    Please advise.
    God bless you and your glorious work, God’s work,
    Helena

    Reply
    • Dominic de Souza

      Goodness, thank you Helena! This has been corrected. Try again!

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      Thank you, Dominic!
      God bless you!
      Super excited to be a part of your glorious work, God’s work!

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    Can’t register – white bar has data – account and a bunch of numbers and letters. Cannot clear to register/

    Reply
    • Dominic de Souza

      Thanks Rose – it’s fixed now! Try again!

    • Dominic de Souza

      You’re registered. Hope to see you there!

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    Hello: Will there be an event like this for Catholic writers who would like to write memoirs, non-fiction, poetry, journaling?

    Thanks!
    Carole

    Reply
    • Dominic de Souza

      A lovely idea, Carole. LegendFiction primarily focuses on imaginative fiction. You may want to check out the Catholic Writers Guild!

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    Dominic,
    I am interested in signing-up for the online convention, but the RSVP does not appear to be working on your web page. Doesn’t seem to be fixed.

    Reply
    • Dominic de Souza

      Awesome, Joseph! Thanks for checking it out. I’ve fixed the form. Please do try again!

    • Dominic de Souza

      You’re now rsvp’d. See you there!

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    Enjoy writing and looking for inspiration to take some notes and turn into a faith filled fiction story.

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    • Dominic de Souza

      Fantastic, Christina :) We look forward to seeing you there.

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    I have some initial outlines for some comics/graphic novels and audio dramas, and am looking for some incredible young Catholic peers to collaborate with and make some dreams a reality!

    Reply
    • Dominic de Souza

      Sounds fun, Ian! exciting ideas there!

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    How do I register? When I clicked the button at the bottom of the page it sent me to the bottom. When I clicked the white bar where it thought I was supposed to submit my email I wasn’t able to type in anything.

    Reply
    • Dominic de Souza

      Hi Melissa, I’ve fixed the form, so it should show up fine now. :) Thank you! And you’re on our email list already!

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