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Catholic Kidlit

Nov 23, 2022

In today's episode, I speak with author Phillip Campbell about his dramatized historical narratives. You'll hear about:

  • How to get a free Arthur the Clumsy Altar Server coloring page PDF
  • Why good children's literature is for adults too!
  • The difference between biography and dramatized narrative
  • Why telling the saints' stories should look different today than eighty years ago
  • How ambitious projects begin with a single step
  • The two pitfalls of saint biographies
  • The background story behind a well-known Catholic history "spine" text
  • The inspiration behind a new book about a French saint
  • And more!

Then, join us in the Catholic Kidlit Writers Club to hear more!

  • How Phillip Campbell made the leap to writing full-time from his kitchen table
  • Organizing your writing day
  • Tackling ambitious projects
  • Preventing writing burn-out
  • The importance of connecting with other writers
  • And more!

It's all here, and more, at the Catholic Kidlit Writers Club, on Patreon.

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