Are you excited to write a novel full of drama and meaning? Help your creative novel be the best it can with fiction author and passionate Catholic, Dominic de Souza.

In this course, Dominic de Souza shares the insights that helped him overcome his struggle about being a 'Catholic author,' and start his own path as a novelist. Today, it's accepted that our faith and fiction shouldn't touch. Dominic believes that's actually impossible.

The secret? Fed up with feeling like an imposter - afraid of doing it wrong, shoe-horning the faith in afterwards, or watering down his story - Dominic took a step back for a decade to reflect. He learned how the faith doesn't limit our creativity.

Now, Dominic is sharing what he's learned, so that you can do the same: explore any topic and genre with honesty and imagination.

Together with Dominic, you will
- Rediscover the role of an author
- Understand how to respect your audience
- See your call in a new and greater light

Packed with insights, quotes, and references from Dominic's favorite readings, this course is designed for every author who struggles to write Catholic fiction.

Whether you want to go deep into a character's journey, enrich your worldbuilding, or uncover your Catholic inspiration, this 9-lesson course will bring you more confidence.

All you need to follow along is right here. As you finish each lesson, you can leave a public comment with your key takeaway or question. Or you can grab a pen and paper to journal offline. Send Dominic a private message any time.

Our faith is a lifeline that lets us explore anywhere without getting lost.

  • Immanuel Portus
    September 20, 2021 at 2:08 pm

    Fantastic advice on bringing Catholic values into the media of our secular world! I admire the upbeat and whimsical tone this course is written in. God bless!

  • Karime
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  • Mary
    September 20, 2021 at 2:09 pm

    This was wonderful–just what I needed to read and take to heart. I’ll be sharing this (and rereading often!) 🙂 God Bless!

  • E.A. Bucchianeri
    September 20, 2021 at 2:10 pm

    Great read! I was actually thinking of writing a blog on a similar topic, ie. how ‘ethical’ does a Catholic author have to be when telling their story, etc., because even though we don’t want to risk promoting evil along with the good, stories cannot exist without it simply because Life is not without its share of evil, failing, struggling and striving. As you pointed out, if you try and just write ‘goodie goodie tales’ where everything is all happiness and sin free, the book doesn’t ring true, and no one will pay attention to it. I remember when I was explaining the storyline of my first novel to someone, and since the book centers on the art world of New York, I had to include a colourful character who is gay since they are very creative individuals after all. The person I was talking to was shocked that a ‘Catholic Author’ would include such a character, but he’s one of my interesting personalities, and you can’t write about Life (and the art world!) without including all the personalities you come across. I have many faulty people in my book, but several who want to do better, plus there is a ‘saint-in-the-making’ written in too! My tactic is, I focus on the people, the characters, hint about their failings, try and show where their choices have led them, but don’t go into explicit details of any sins they commit.

  • Citlalin
    March 18, 2022 at 11:23 am

    Thank you Dominic for this fantastic course! Every segment provided wisdom and hope for this exciting (and daunting) journey as Catholic authors. It was deeply inspiring and encouraging and something I’ll be referring back to often!

  • Grace
    March 31, 2022 at 3:29 pm

    This was awesome. You brought up a lot of things that made sense because they were… already written on my heart, somehow? I’m one of the write-for-yourself writers; I fall in love with the idea of a story, and have been thinking that there was something wrong with me (think about your readers, girl!) until I read this course.
    There were just a few little typos I noticed. In the Who are You Writing For section (in You and Your Reader), there was a sentence that ran: “Or that you have seen a truth that can’t be said, but has to ne (be?) dramatized.” And when Seeker met the Resonants, his ears were blinking like bats (or maybe this was purposeful?)
    Also loved that you brought in some hidden quotes, like Galadriel (“The quest stands on the edge of a knife”), Indiana Jones (“Only the penitent man shall pass”), and the Beaver from Narnia (“Further in, further up”)! Thank you!

    • Dominic de Souza
      March 31, 2022 at 4:10 pm

      thanks for helping me catch those. 🙂 And mega kudos on catching the pop culture references! Technically, the ‘further in, further up’ was the centaur from the Last Battle, but I may have forgotten the Beavers. 🙂

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