Ink and Impact Blog

Ep.17 – Industry Update – Should You Write a Book?

Ep.17 – Industry Update – Should You Write a Book?

With over 4 million new books published last year in the U.S. (self-published and traditionally published combined), is there any room for yours? Isn’t the market already saturated?  And with Americans reading at an all-time low (only 19% of Americans now read for...

Ep.15 – 10 Important Tech Tools for Authors

Ep.15 – 10 Important Tech Tools for Authors

Today I’m going to answer one of the top questions I receive from aspiring authors:  What are the best tech tools to help me write and market my book? I want to start by saying that tools are nice, but they aren’t the be-all and end-all to ensure that you write - and...

Ep.14 – Your Identity and Influence as a Christian Writer

Ep.14 – Your Identity and Influence as a Christian Writer

The purpose of Ink and Impact is to educate, encourage, and embolden Christian writers. And to date, I think the show has been doing a good job with education and encouragement, especially with a lot of guests that have been on. If you're new to Ink and Impact, I...

Ep.13 – Fall Conferences, Fact Checking, & Book Marketing Tips

Ep.13 – Fall Conferences, Fact Checking, & Book Marketing Tips

August will soon be over, which means here in the U.S., most of our children have already started back to school or are preparing for it. My youngest who is now in high school went back earlier than most; he returned August 10th.  Now that the house is primarily quiet...

Ep.12 – How to Create and Distribute a Reader Magnet

Ep.12 – How to Create and Distribute a Reader Magnet

Today's episode is all about reader magnets. You know, those freebies or opt-ins that we as writers know that we are supposed to create. Sometimes we either think, Oh, that's super easy, and we dash off and create something really fast, only to discover there are a...

Ep.11 – How to Magnify God in Your Writing, Regardless of Genre

Ep.11 – How to Magnify God in Your Writing, Regardless of Genre

Welcome to another episode of Ink and Impact! Episode 11, to be precise. As I was reflecting back on the fact that ten episodes have aired, I wanted to just take a moment to reflect and think about, “Am I meeting the initial mission of this podcast? Or is it time to...