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LegendMakers

A pre-recorded video show. 30-40 minutes.

Gets published to YouTube and Spotify. Emailed to 250+ Catholic writers.

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Podcast overview

We talk creed, craft, and co-creation, rooted in grit, grace, gods, and dragons…

We’re highlighting adult authors of all ages and genres, and your novels! But it’s not just another fiction podcast. 

Yes, we’ll talk about your stories. We’ll learn your origins. And we’ll chat about your writing styles. But we’ll also chat about our common mission: faith-inspired fiction in today’s world.

Guests on this show enter the community free. 

This show used to be ‘The CatholicAuthor Show‘, but has been relaunched as ‘Legendmakers’.

Podcast reach: 300+ Catholics

Your beautifully branded interview and podcast is posted on our blog and social media, and shared with our private community.

Your interview will be emailed to 300+ Catholics worldwide in our weekly email.

On YouTube and Spotify, we will feature your bio, your link to your website, your book blurb, and a link to your book.

How it works

Join Dominic for a ~30 minute, video recording session that gets published on YouTube – perfect for sharing on your blog.

Afterward, Dominic will publish it on Spotify as a podcast, and share it on Facebook, Instagram, and to the email list.

You will also get copies of the promotional artwork so that you can update your friends, fans, and followers with your interview!

Podcast Format & Questions

Here is how the podcast is formatted:

  • Welcome & Introductions
  • Author Origins: backstory and experience
  • The Book: genesis, process, and launch
  • Favorite Stories, or what stories influence you
  • Worldbuilding & Backstory: Do you plot or pants?
  • Writing Process: How do you make it work for you?
  • Your 1 minute message of encouragement to Catholic authors

Tech checks

For a smooth interview: 

  • A quiet, well lit environment
  • Ensure a strong WIFI/internet signal, or plug into your router
  • Headphones are strongly recommended to avoid echo.
  • Almost any external microphone is better than the mic on your computer.

Examples of Past interviews & guests

Alien worlds, morals, and Markmakers with Mary Woods | LegendFiction

Alien worlds, morals, and Markmakers with Mary Woods | LegendFiction

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/

GET MARKMAKER:
He swore to paint the truth. Now he is living a lie. For the Noxxiin people, tattoos define identity: they commemorate birth, ancestry, accomplishments—even crimes. As a tattoo artist living on an ancient generation ship, Mariikel Serix has sworn to record the truth. So when he becomes an unwilling accomplice in the banishment of an innocent man, he is horrified that he has broken his oath—and his eyes are opened to the misery of the Underbelly, the realm of the outcasts. https://chrismpress.com/books/markmaker/

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/

00:00 Why Mary is a Dinotopian Skybax rider
02:35 Mary’s origin story
05:46 Markmaker
11:22 Traditional publishing with Chrism Press
15:13 Faith-inspired fiction
27:00 Mary’s fandoms that influenced Markmaker
33:00 Mary’s writing process & revisions
40:00 How Mary’s growing her brand
44:33 Mary’s 1 minute message to authors

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

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Writing a YA fantasy novel – the Sands of Nall (Announcement!)- with Jacqueline Lucca

Writing a YA fantasy novel – the Sands of Nall (Announcement!)- with Jacqueline Lucca

Jacqueline Lucca is an author and adventurer with a passion for words and stories. We’re lucky to have her announce for the first time ever her upcoming novel, ‘The Sands of Nall.’ With a Bachelor’s degree from St Thomas University in English Language and Literature, by day she creates courses to help writers build critical thought, develop writing skills, and have fun! By night she works on creating stories and novels.

WEBSITES:
https://www.adventuresinexcellence.com
https://jacquelinelucca.wordpress.com

Listen to the podcast on Spotify and more!
https://anchor.fm/catholicauthor

ABOUT THIS SHOW: The Catholic Author Show
The show about Catholic fiction for ordinary, modern authors! We talk creed, craft, and co-creation, rooted in grit, grace, gods, and dragons. Let’s inspire your faith and your fiction!

ABOUT CATHOLICAUTHOR
The creative community for the modern Catholic author. We’re helping Catholic authors grow, connect, and keep writing! Start your 30 day free trial with our community, then $5 per month. https://legendfiction.com/
About: https://legendfiction.com/about/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CatholicAuthor/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/catholicauthors/

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

00:00 What book character is Jacqueline?
02:06 Jacqueline’s origin story
5:32 The Sands of Nall – Announcement!
09:10 What inspired this novel
10:30 Dream journaling for inspiration?
16:55 Courses in writing and editing
19:37 Key things that impacted her writing
22:40 Being real with your characters
27:23 Writing for an audience
30:45 Favorite legends: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
36:30 Worldbuilding the Sands of Nall
42:33 Jacqueline’s 1 minute message of encouragement

CATHOLICAUTHOR | A SMARTCATHOLICS PROJECT
If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your one friend you think would really like to see it. Come and join us in the free, Catholic community on https://smartcatholics.com | We’re free of trolls and ads and toxicity, faithful to the Holy Father Pope Francis and the Church, and committed to a culture of kindness and learning. Sound like you? Come and join us.

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Self-Publishing Young Children’s Picture Books as a Homeschool Mom with Madeleine Carroll

Self-Publishing Young Children’s Picture Books as a Homeschool Mom with Madeleine Carroll

ABOUT MADELEINE CARROLL
Madeleine is a Catholic, homeschooling mother, catechist and author in the United Kingdom.

WEBSITE: www.isaiahbooks.co.uk

ABOUT THIS SHOW: The Catholic Author Show
The show about Catholic fiction for ordinary, modern authors! We talk creed, craft, and co-creation, rooted in grit, grace, gods, and dragons. Let’s inspire your faith and your fiction!

Get the podcast on Spotify, Apple, & more:
https://anchor.fm/catholicauthor

ABOUT CATHOLICAUTHOR
The creative community for the modern Catholic author. We’re helping Catholic authors grow, connect, and keep writing! Start your 30 day free trial with our community, then $5 per month. https://legendfiction.com/
About: https://legendfiction.com/about/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CatholicAuthor/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/catholicauthors/

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

00:00 Madeleine as a book character is…
02:08 Madeleine’s origin story
06:00 Creating nature story books for children
08:24 Where story ideas come from
10:19 Homeschooling special needs children
13:55 Creating a book and collaborating with an artist
16:06 Producing and marketing children’s books
19:01 Where to find Madeleine online
20:37 Madeleine’s 1 Minute word of encouragement to Catholic Authors

CATHOLICAUTHOR | A SMARTCATHOLICS PROJECT
If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your one friend you think would really like to see it. Come and join us in the free, Catholic community on https://smartcatholics.com | We’re free of trolls and ads and toxicity, faithful to the Holy Father Pope Francis and the Church, and committed to a culture of kindness and learning. Sound like you? Come and join us.

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Creating ‘On The Night Train’ for Radio from scratch with Kiley Hatch | The Merry Beggars

Creating ‘On The Night Train’ for Radio from scratch with Kiley Hatch | The Merry Beggars

A student in Hillsdale college, Kiley Hatch pitched a story to the Merry Beggars, and they snatched up her creative talent. An idea bloomed into a massive project with 40 characters, 21 episodes, and a rousing race across America produced as an audio drama for radio. Kiley shares her experiences diving into the deep end, being paired with an incredible team, and how she grew as a writer and creator.

Editor’s note: this interview was glitchy, but we’ve done our best to edit it for clarity. The final version here is the best we can do – but we think you’ll agree that Kiley has such a winning personality that the time flies by!

ABOUT THIS SHOW: The Catholic Author Show
The show about Catholic fiction for ordinary, modern authors! We talk creed, craft, and co-creation, rooted in grit, grace, gods, and dragons. Let’s inspire your faith and your fiction!

ABOUT CATHOLICAUTHOR
The creative community for the modern Catholic author. We’re helping Catholic authors grow, connect, and keep writing! Start your 30 day free trial with our community, then $5 per month. https://legendfiction.com/
About: https://legendfiction.com/about/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CatholicAuthor/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/catholicauthors/

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

00:00 Kiley’s origin story
04:38 Why Kiley is ‘Anne of Green Gables’
05:28 Creating ‘On the Night Train’
12:15 The adventure of making an audio drama
14:33 Creating character arcs
17:48 Kiley’s favorite writing tools
18:48 Writing with a Catholic team: the Merry Beggars
22:43 Surprising outcomes from this project

CATHOLICAUTHOR | A SMARTCATHOLICS PROJECT
If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your one friend you think would really like to see it. Come and join us in the free, Catholic community on https://smartcatholics.com | We’re free of trolls and ads and toxicity, faithful to the Holy Father Pope Francis and the Church, and committed to a culture of kindness and learning. Sound like you? Come and join us.

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Making characters grow and change with Screenwriting | Natalia Roberts | JPCatholic Student

Making characters grow and change with Screenwriting | Natalia Roberts | JPCatholic Student

Meet Natalia Roberts, a Junior Screenwriting student at John Paul the Great Catholic University. With Dominic, she explores how screenwriting really pushes you to think about characters, and follow a process to get a project done. Learn how writing for film is different to writing fiction. But, as Natalie points out, the way a screenwriter thinks can help short stories and novels get stronger faster – by focusing better on creating great characters!

LEARN MORE ABOUT JPCATHOLIC
The Catholic University For Creative Arts And Business Innovation
https://jpcatholic.edu/

ABOUT THIS SHOW: The Catholic Author Show
The show about Catholic fiction for ordinary, modern authors! We talk creed, craft, and co-creation, rooted in grit, grace, gods, and dragons. Let’s inspire your faith and your fiction!

ABOUT CATHOLICAUTHOR
The creative community for the modern Catholic author. We’re helping Catholic authors grow, connect, and keep writing! Start your 30 day free trial with our community, then $5 per month. https://legendfiction.com/
About: https://legendfiction.com/about/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CatholicAuthor/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/catholicauthors/

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

00:00 Why Natalia is… Black Widow
01:25 Natalia’s origin story
03:43 What is JPCatholic like?
05:08 Screenwriting vs story writing
11:51 Natalie’s favorite writing formula
19:50 A favorite book series growing up
21:41 A day in the life of a JPCatholic student
25:51 Rewriting scripts while on set
28:00 Natalie’s 1 minute message to authors

CATHOLICAUTHOR | A SMARTCATHOLICS PROJECT
The online community for Catholic millennials, creators, and learners who want faithful conversations that are unafraid of doubts and questions. Together, let’s get smarter. https://smartcatholics.com

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How to write fiction for radio (or audio shows) | A Merry Beggars Workshop | Peter Atkinson

How to write fiction for radio (or audio shows) | A Merry Beggars Workshop | Peter Atkinson

NEWS FLASH: The Merry Beggars are looking to work with, employ, collaborate, and pay writers across the USA. They have an ongoing content need for content! They need between 30-60 minutes of scripts every single week. Plus, they pay writers!

This short, intense workshop starts with the medium of audio and how it works. Then we go through different styles of audio drama that affect how you’re writing and what type of show it is. We go quickly into why writers should seriously consider audio. Then we’ll screenshare several real-life scripts created from stories.

By the end, fiction writers will understand the excitement of radio drama, how it’s different to writing short stories. And if you’re up for it, you can create and submit your ideas to the Merry Beggars!

ABOUT PETER ATKINSON
Peter went to Columbia University for their graduate program in acting, starred off Broadway, founded a media company, sold it to Relevant Radio, and now heads up Relevant Radio’s entertainment division.

WEBSITES:
https://themerrybeggars.com
https://thatnewrevival.com

LEGENDFICTION
https://legendfiction.com

ABOUT THIS SHOW: The Catholic Author Show
The show about Catholic fiction for ordinary, modern authors! We talk creed, craft, and co-creation, rooted in grit, grace, gods, and dragons. Let’s inspire your faith and your fiction!

ABOUT CATHOLICAUTHOR
The creative community for the modern Catholic author. We’re helping Catholic authors grow, connect, and keep writing! Start your 30 day free trial with our community, then $5 per month. https://legendfiction.com/
About: https://legendfiction.com/about/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CatholicAuthor/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/catholicauthors/

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

CATHOLICAUTHOR | A SMARTCATHOLICS PROJECT
The online community for Catholic millennials, creators, and learners who want faithful conversations that are unafraid of doubts and questions. Together, let’s get smarter. https://smartcatholics.com

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