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Modern Catholic authors want to write compelling, faith-fired fiction, in many genres. CatholicAuthor is the creative community for us to get better at writing, give and get feedback, build your writing portfolio, and grow your writing network!

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How to be a Catholic Author

Helping authors write exciting novels, connect faith with fiction, and be a better Catholic!

We built CatholicAuthor for creators like you

Writing is a daily passion. And so is our faith! Authors need to build connections with other writers, share experiences, and encourage each other to keep going.

But after watching the online Catholic space for 10 years, we saw hundreds of creators struggle to find a home that works beautifully, gives them the freedom to be faithful and creative, and helps their journey to publish and sell!

So, we launched CatholicAuthor: a community to help ordinary, faithful Catholic writers come together, share resources and insights, and grow in faith and fiction.

After your word processor… we want to be your 2nd favorite daily tab!

Welcome home. Welcome to the future. Welcome, Catholic Author.

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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://catholicauthor.us/
About: https://catholicauthor.us/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://catholicauthor.us/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://catholicauthor.us/
About: https://catholicauthor.us/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://catholicauthor.us/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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People & groups who support us

“Storytelling is at the heart of our university’s mission to impact culture for Christ, and we look forward to supporting and encouraging Catholic authors!”

Joe H., John Paul the Great Catholic University  jpcatholic.edu

“CatholicAuthor fills me with great joy. It’s fundamental that Catholics reclaim their centuries old tradition of excellence in the arts, particularly literature. Now, Catholic writers will be able to bring their works to a wider audience, and Catholic readership will meet new, fresh talents. May God bless this initiative!”

Pedro Gabriel, WPI CoFounder wherepeteris.com

“With our friends at CatholicAuthor, we at Chrism Press firmly believe that stories can change the world. We are proud to sponsor this [fairy tale] contest.”

Rhonda Ortiz Editor, Chrism Press chrismpress.com

“What a fantastic venue and community for new authors to share their ideas and feedback, grow their writing portfolio and expand their reading audience! I am so excited to venture into CatholicAuthor from time to time and discover delightful and intriguing new stories and engage with the authors.”

Monica McConkey, armadei.com

“I imagine the Catholic Author community will be an incredible resource for Benedictine College students! What a great match: the support and encouragement of a community of faith-filled authors at Catholic Author awaits the involvement of our faithful, creative, literary-minded Ravens. This is the start of a beautiful relationship!”

Megan Fassero, Associate Director of Admission and Homeschool Outreach Coordinator benedictine.edu

“Finally aspiring Catholic teen writers have a place to demonstrate their beautiful gifts, dreams, and creativity that swells in their hearts. Hearts that are longing for sharing their God-given talents. It is certain that the world will be better for the gift of their stories.”

Paola Ciskanik, CatholicHomeschool.online

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